Tagged: sacramento

Interview with 20 Year Burning Man Veteran

On the Sunday, August 26th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, ASTA has changed its name from the American Society of Travel Agents; to the American Society of Travel Advisors.  The name change doesn’t require a change in monikers, it still remains “ASTA.” * Ryan Air, one of Europe’s low fare carriers, has endured several strikes by its cabin crews.  As Mark relates, one of the crew’s issues is having to buy their...

Does your credit card have trip delay protection?

On the Sunday, July 8th edition of The Travel Guys… *    In the Travel News, the FAA says the decreasing size of seats isn’t a safety issue, and Mark reports Christmas season airfares are already high. *    In our Smarter Traveler segment, we remind you an important point about Southwest “travel funds,” give you a heads up on booking hotels on “blind” sites and give you a tip about where to find Trip Interruption coverage in your...

A Journey Through Route 66

This Sunday, on the April 22nd edition of The Travel Guys. * In the Travel News, Alaska Airlines has modified their non-service animal pet policy and Marriott has announced details of the new rewards program, post-Starwood merger. The news is great if you stay at Marriott/Starwood a LOT. Not so good if you don’t. * Steve LaRosa is on hand with an updated “What’s Going on” segment. He features the Sacramento Film Festival and has...

What are the pros and cons to purchasing travel insurance?

On the April 8th edition of The Travel Guys… *    In the Travel News, Mark tells us about a great new Southwest promotion and has two stories about travelers where something went really wrong.  One on an airplane and one in a hotel.  A Canadian man is being asked to pay $13,500 after his plane was diverted, and another man was banned from a hotel for 17 years after birds ransacked his hotel room. *    Clayton Whitehead...