We are more than travelers helping travelers — we also let you help yourself to a growing collection of travel deals that can help you save when you travel. These are member-only deals negotiated with companies which have customer service in their DNA.
Here’s a look at Travelers United current discounts:
• MedJetAssist – a domestic and global air medical transport membership program
• Hertz – car rental
• Park, Ride and Fly – airport parking reservations
• TicketNetwork – tickets for sporting events, concerts, theatres and more
• Avante Garde – luxury ground transportation
• Hotels and shows in Las Vegas – including Caesars, Palms Resort and Jersey Boys
• Corporate Savings – coming for one week in August; various discounts in the Chicago area for golf, restaurants and more.
You’ll also find the biggest collection of government travel sites aggregated in one place for your travel information convenience. Check out our Travelers United Government Resources page filled with useful links. Expect more of this kind of research as we grow.
Travelers United is gathering founding members. Join together with other engaged travelers so that we can aggregate travelers to get bigger and deeper discounts and help one another when faced with disappearing frequent flier miles, ticket rebooking fees, unhonored hotel reservations or unjust damage claims filed by rental car companies after return.
And, to create a united voice that is heard in Washington as travel policy decisions are made that affect every traveler regardless of whether they are very frequent business fliers or occasional vacation travelers.
Our efforts have already resulted in advertising rules (now being contested by the airlines) that require the advertised price to be the price for which travelers can purchase airline tickets. In other words, the advertised price includes all mandatory taxes and fees.
Travelers United was instrumental in getting denied boarding or “bumping” compensation raised to $1,300 in cash, not airline scrip, for passengers removed from their flight who arrive at their destination more than 2 hours late. Travelers United also worked with the Department of Transportation to raise compensation for lost luggage to its present level of $3,400 dollars.
Plus, Travelers United is involved in ongoing efforts to extend US laws to cruise lines that sail and return to the USA, limit rental car taxes that have nothing to do with airport facilities, and stop the airport-led efforts to raise the prices of landing from $4.50 to $8.
We are busy in Washington every day. This week, we met with Representatives and Senators to explore ways to eliminate resort fees at hotels. We huddled with other consumer groups about how to sidetrack a proposed anti-consumer bill from the House before it gets to the Senate. And, we spent time with DOT talking about an upcoming rulemaking that may change the way consumers purchase airline tickets.
Becoming a Travelers United founding member means you’re taking a stand for a better travel industry and better customer service. We are truly an organization of travelers helping travelers. But as we grow, and with your help, we’ll become a large enough membership organization that we can wield enough influence to do real good for all travelers and have more impact in Washington.
Thus, declare your freedom from bad trips by joining Travelers United. Join our customer service revolution where travelers can help travelers. Here’s how.