10 Hour Amtrak Delays And Shady OTAs

Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast.  This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel.

A Beautiful Disaster on Amtrak

Poor Shawn!  He had the perfect plan, until his Amtrak train to California took a 10-hour delay.

How An Online Travel Agency Is Making More Money Off of You

An Online Travel Agency (OTA) announced that they’re going to start charging commission on resort fees.  That’s a fee on the fee that’s on top of the cost of your hotel room.  Any guesses as to who’s ultimately going to end up paying that fee?

How To Do Disney For Less

The price of a Disney vacation scares away a great many people, or turns it into the trip of a lifetime when you should be going more frequently than that.  Here are some great tips on reducing the cost of a Mouse visit.

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Makes Painful Changes Without Notice

When programs make changes without giving us notice, they break the bond of trust that they’ve built.  Loyalty program members count on programs to be proactive in notifying them about changes so they can plan accordingly.  Hertz delivers a double whammy of trust breakers.

If You’ve Got The Secret Password, You Can Get Free Goodies

Speak these words at your upcoming Kimpton hotel stay and earn some freebies!

A big thanks to Shawn from Miles to Memories for co-hosting with me this week.

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