Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Peter is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning and The CBS Evening News, among other broadcast platforms.
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Declining airline customer service and a deep dive into the misery of flying
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg -- from The Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peter dives deep into the airlines with Gary Leff - Founder of ViewFromtheWing.com - on diminishing customer service. Then, Professor Ganesh Sitaraman stops by to discuss his new perfectly timed book - Why Flying is Miserable: And How to Fix it.
An extended conversation with an iconic Concorde Captain, a behind the scenes look at Dulles Airport, and more
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg -- from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. Peter sits down with Jeremy R. Kinney - The Associate Director for Research and Curatorial Affairs at the National Air and Space Museum - to talk aviation and history. Then, IAD’s Airport Manager, Richard Golinowski stops by to chat about what it takes to maintain this iconic airport. Then, a special guest who used to fly out of Dulles, Mike Bannister - the iconic British Airways Captain of the Concorde - on the history of the plane and the future of supersonic travel.
A deep dive into Junk fees, airline frequent flyer programs, changing airline schedules, and more
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg features a deep dive in and through some critical travel pocketbook issues. Starting with junk fees and other nickel and diming tactics from hotels, Dawn Gilbertson of The Wall Street Journal has the report on what is happening and what you should know. Then, Aviation Consultant Mike Boyd speaks about why so many airlines are ending service to small U.S. cities and what is the real impact for travelers. Some surprises there. And batting clean up: Zach Griff from The Points Guy on how airlines are moving quickly to devalue their frequent flyer programs. Plus - what - if anything - you can do to protect and use your hard earned miles.
An overview of the next 18 months for the airline industry and a visit to Beverly Hills, California
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg -- from The L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Peter sits down with Rafat Ali - The Founder and CEO of Skift - for an overview of what the next 18 months could look like for the airline industry. Then, it’s a deep dive into the history and culture of Beverly Hills with Mayor Dr Julian Gold, Phil Savenick - President of the Beverly Hills Historical Society - and the real Beverly Hills Cop, Mark G. Stainbrook - Chief of Police of Beverly Hills.
A deep dive into Madison, Wisconsin and an extended conversation with a former Chief White House Photographer
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg -- from Madison, Wisconsin. Peter returns to his alma mater, The University of Wisconsin-Madison - where he started his journalism career - to sit down with some other journalists and historians. First, David Maraniss - Journalist and Author - stops by to discuss his many books which include topics ranging from Vince Lombardi to Jim Thorpe and also what makes Madison home. Then, Madison resident Pete Souza - Chief Official White House Photographer and the Director of the White House photo office, Obama and Reagan Administrations -joins the program to discuss his time documenting the Reagan and Obama presidencies and also shares what goes into getting some of his most iconic shots. Finally, Christian Overland -Executive Director & CEO of the Wisconsin Historical Society - provides some historical context and perspective to the state of Wisconsin.
A surprising trend in air travel and an in-depth look into the Low Country of South Carolina
This week's Eye on Travel Podcast with Peter Greenberg -- from The Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. Peter sits down with Scott McCartney, Travel Editor Emeritus of the Wall Street Journal and the Host of the Airlines Confidential Podcast - on a strange phenomenon in the travel industry regarding low cost airlines. He explains what it is and what it means to you. Then, Peter dives deep into the history of the low country in South Carolina with Lisa Sulka - Mayor of the Town of Bluffton and Glen Umberger - Historic Preservationist for the Town of Bluffton - with more than a few surprises.
I’m enjoying this podcast even though I can’t travel right now. I am concerned that the “background music “ over powers Peter’s voice; especially in the introduction. Just FYI. Thank you & best wishes!
WHAT WOULD YOU ACTUALLY PROPOSE?
I consider myself a regular listener to the “Eye on Travel” podcast. As a somewhat frequent traveler, this podcast has occasionally provided ideas for new places to visit and a few tips to employ while traveling. However, Peter’s preoccupation with poor airline service and hinting at some type of regulatory solution are starting to wear thin. First of all, government regulation was what had many airlines before deregulation in or close to financial ruin. While there have been mergers and consolidations, there is a tried and true business concept called “economies of scale” that have brought about route efficiencies and plane technology.
I suggest Peter stop whining incessantly about the problems and bring forward solutions if he is so consumed by this topic. Any insights from what he has seen that works around the world would be most better to listen to the constant “hand wringing” about how awful airline service is. In short, “grow some”!
It is unfortunate that you tarnished this otherwise informative episode with Victoria Mather’s interview. Harry is described as a “dimwit” and not being smart enough to continue advancing in the British Army. Is this the same person whose income base is now $100 million! Also the (clearly racist) implication that if the marriage fails, it will be Meghan’s fault.
Her whole tone, which you encouraged, was to blame everyone else but Buckingham Palace. And does she really believe that there is little or no racism in Britain?
I will hope that you were on deadline and did not anything other than that to use.