Bobby and Teresa Cave have been in the travel business for 28 years! They really enjoy DEA and have made great friends here. Thank you to all the members who have done business with them and for those of you who haven’t – you’re missing out! Travel is easy to talk about, and most people think they can book everything themselves which works out most of the time – until it doesn’t! Bobby wanted to open it up for travel questions today…
Keith Horniman asked about travel insurance and should you get it? Yes, Teresa is a licensed travel insurance agent. If you are over 65, on Medicare, and traveling internationally – you really need travel insurance as Medicare will not cover you. If you do not buy it, then you are self-insuring yourself.
Dr. Paul Chafetz asked how much disruption Bobby has seen with the Max 80 planes being out of service? They have seen some cancellations and time changes. He has a client that goes to Cleveland a lot, he use to have 5 flight options and now only has 2 options.
Ron Schulz asked if you can still fly with just a driver’s license? You are just required to have a driver’s license with a gold star in the right-hand corner, showing that it is REAL ID compliant. Or you may use a passport.
Brian Eltis asked when to renew a passport that is expiring? As a rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.
Dr. Paul Chafetz asked if Puerto Rico’s tourism has recovered? Yes, the cruise ships are stopping there. Puerto Rico is still popular because you can visit there without a passport.
Matt Spellman asked about travel packages bought at charity functions, are there any concerns with those? Most of those are good, you just need to do your due diligence. A lot of them have date restrictions. Most should be upfront with what you get, and if not, you need to check into it more or be cautious.
Mike Moore asked of all the places you have been, what is your favorite? Bobby is up for traveling anywhere outside the Dallas city limits! They enjoy Europe and Maui, Hawaii where it is more laid back.
Keith Brown took a train in Switzerland that was one of his favorite trips, are there any other train experiences he would recommend? All over Europe does a great job with train trips. They took a six-hour train from Budapest to Prague that was great. There is also a “chunnel” (Channel Tunnel) from London to Paris that is an interesting undersea experience.