The hotel and lodging industry is trying to win a spot on what will be the largest legislative rescue package in more than a decade. Don’t give them a dime until they pledge to be honest in their advertising. No resort fees or other mandatory fees unless included in the room rates.
In an emergency, planning can be the different between getting home quickly and days or weeks of delays. Tourists, newlyweds, business people and students continue to be stranded across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are running low on medications, food...
What consumer groups want is improved customer service from airlines. We want this crisis to change the lack of planning ahead and having insurance for major problems that have resulted in the virus pandemic funding issues.
Some good news from the coronavirus. Venice in the midst of the coronavirus problems reports dolphins in Venice. Dollar bills repatriated from overseas are being cleaned before being introduced into the system here in the USA. And, another silver lining — faster WiFi inflight, as long as the airlines keeps flying.
I’m looking out of my window at the strangely quiet streets of downtown Washington, DC. Despite the best of travel plans my apartment is now my destination. I’ve decided to travel in place. With a plan and a bit of determination I’m embarking on an inward journey in the COVID-19 world.
Consumer advocates are the only organizations not begging for money. Lobbyists and industry stakeholders race around DC asking Congress for money, Meanwhile, consumers look for solutions and for ways to use taxpayer dollars intelligently.
Senators call for basic consumer and worker protections as a part of any coronavirus financial assistance. They have outlined a list of ten bailout requirements that should be met before issuing federal aid.
in the USA airline passenger protections are almost nonexistent. On the other hand, European Union (EU) passenger protection laws stay strong. When the European Commission’s new guidelines on the application of the EU261 passenger law was announced, the European airline industry was dismayed while passengers cheered.
I don’t know much about the COVID-19 travel world. I am supposedly an expert. However, so much is happening and changing so quickly. Here are questions that have been asked of me and some more that I have asked. These questions do not seem to have consistent answers.
TSA’s new Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page has been published on its website. • An interactive map will now track TSA officers who test positive for the virus. • TSA new coronavirus rules for carrying liquids will allow passengers to carry up to 12 ounces of liquid hand sanitizers in carry-on bags. • All other liquids will remain at the 3.4-ounce levels.