Author Archives: Steve Glenn

Blocking middle seats on airplanes would increase airfares by $87 –

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Delta and Southwest Airlines are both saying they will block middle seats through the month of September as added protection from COVID-19 for people who fly this summer. Other major airlines like United and American Airlines say that is a publicity stunt as even when middle seats are blocked you are still just inches away […]


States and even cities are putting in their own travel rules that are confusing and frustrating travelers –

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It seems like every state and many big cities are all putting in their own travel restrictions that are causing confusion and frustration for people traveling for business and pleasure. I was looking at an article on USA Today CLICK HERE that shows all the state restrictions and was surprised that even my state of Nebraska has […]


Here are the ten biggest winners in the travel industry caused by COVID-19

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  #1 – Hotel deals – What is bad news for hotels is good news for travelers. Hotels are desperate for business. Many will be fighting for new business by simply lowering their rates. The best hotel deals will come from giant convention hotels that will not be having big meetings or conventions for the foreseeable […]


Here are the 10 biggest losers in the travel industry caused by COVID-19 (Followed by 10 biggest winners next week)

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      #1 – Cruise Lines – It was just announced last week that the cruise industry will continue to be shut down until at least September 15 for cruises sailing from U.S. ports. Some suggest that social distancing protocols make the cruise industry unprofitable until a vaccine is available which might be a […]


Airline $200 change fees are now history with new airline health protocols –

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All the airlines are introducing new health protocols that you are required to complete before you get on an airplane. These new protocols basically (see United’s below) require a traveler to perform a health self-evaluation before you get on a plane. If you fail something as simple as having a cough in the last 14 […]


Airlines are coming out of hibernation in July –

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Airlines are coming out of hibernation in July – The COVID-19 freeze is just about to thaw next month as the airlines start to reinstate hundreds of flights to their schedule both domestically and even internationally. United Airlines is adding 150 domestic (and Canadian) flights in July and dozens of others to Europe and Asia. Business […]


You may never be able to fly again if you require an empty middle seat –

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  Many people expect planes to be empty when they travel this month. They are most likely going to be greatly disappointed. The airlines are trying to do everything they can to allow for social distancing on flights by blocking middle seats when possible. United will warn you when the flight is over 70% full […]


Airlines launch giant airfare sale with prices as low as $49 – $99 OW to get you back traveling –

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  The travel industry came crashing to a stop in April with COVID-19. At the time, I shared that in order to start filling some of the empty seats, the airlines would most likely launch a giant airfare sale. Well, here you go! It looks like the airlines are ready to put the pedal to […]


If you rent a car this year it maybe 1 or even 2 years old –

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  Car rental companies are obviously suffering from the economic tsunami that the virus has brought to the travel industry. The obvious way they deal with the downturn is to not purchase any new vehicles and extend the life of their current inventory. For the car renter, this means that you probably won’t get that […]


Here is my crystal ball on the 10 new things to deal with the next time you fly.

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  #1 – Everyone is required to wear a face mask – This is no big news for many people as over the last two weeks almost all the airlines said they will require face masks for all crew and passengers. I expect this requirement will be with us at least through the end of […]


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