Author Archives: Steve Glenn

As airlines add more flights, now is also the time to use your frequent flyer miles –

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  If you have a bunch of airline frequent flyer miles, flying after Labor Day is a good time to try to redeem them. United Airlines is adding a bunch of international and domestic flights in September. American, United, and Southwest are all adding domestic flights as well. Before you redeem your frequent flyer miles […]


Steve’s 2020 annual top 10 hotel pet peeves –

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  As you know I travel a lot (except for the last 4 months). During my travels, I stay in a lot of different hotel rooms and I am able to notice a lot of things that are good, bad and ugly about hotels. Every year I update my annual list of top 10 hotel […]


Warning! Booking a pre-paid, nonrefundable hotel room might be a disaster since as many as 8000 hotels may be closed by September –

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  A hotel industry trade group recently reported (CLICK HERE) that as many as 8000 hotels may be casualties of COVID-19  as early as September if things don’t get better soon. These will not be just hotels at the bottom end of the quality chain but also 3, 4, and even 5-star hotels that will be turned back to […]


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 […]


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