Tagged: TSA

Monday’s Eclipse draws millions of travelers

Listen Now On the Saturday, April 6th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Jet Blue raises bag fees in a whole new “got your wallet” way, United suddenly has too many pilots and the Eclipse was on Monday and millions of people traveled to see it. Everyone has heard the story about the cruise ship passengers whose ship left without them last week. They ranted and raved about how terrible it was,...

Marriott’s Bonvoy Rewards Program passes 200 million members

Listen Now On the Saturday, March 2nd edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Marriott’s Bonvoy Rewards Program passes 200 million members, we talk about why Hertz’ move to electric cars bombed and how your next “flight” could actually be a bus ride. Your boarding pass has SSSS written across it. What does THAT mean? Extra security screening is the answer. We explain in our Smarter Traveler segment. Mark spent a week on...

Southwest Airlines reaches settlement over last Christmas’ melt down

Listen Now On the Saturday, December 23rd edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Southwest Airlines reached a $140 million dollar settlement over last Christmas’ melt down, and there’s a way you can get a share. Plus, did the TSA really find bullets wrapped in a diaper at La Guardia Airport? (They did.) Airlines are fiddling around with their frequent flyer programs, raising and lowering requirements to get points, and the number of...

TSA is planning to try out self-serve security lanes in Las Vegas

Listen Now On the Saturday, December 9th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, the TSA is planning to try out self-serve security lanes in Las Vegas early next year, and American and United are balking at a re-do of their Chicago O’Hare Terminals, as the cost has skyrocketed. Our Smarter Traveler segment features a rant by Mark about carry-on bags. Why do they make us gate check so many when often times...