Last updated: 04:37 PM ET, Wed November 23 2016

TravelPulse Radio Episode 7: United's Basic Economy, Top US Airports, Resort Fees and More

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | November 23, 2016

TravelPulse Radio Episode 7: United's Basic Economy, Top US Airports, Resort Fees and More

Photo courtesy of United Continental Holdings, Inc. 

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, TravelPulse Radio returns with its seventh installment. 

In this week's episode, co-hosts Tim Wood and Barry Kaufman take their bromance to the next level with a breakdown of their mutual love for all things Harry Potter.

The two TravelPulse editors also give their thoughts on United Airlines' new basic economy fare (let's just say they don't exactly see eye to eye) and explain why every traveler should be excited about JetBlue's new retro livery. 

Afterward, TravelPulse senior writer Rich Thomaselli joins the podcast to discuss the site's inaugural 100 Best U.S. Airports rankings and detail the biggest surprises in his mind, which include the No. 1 ranked airport in America.

Later, hotel expert and TravelPulse contributer Scott Laird jumps on the line to explain his hatred for hotel resort fees and what travelers can do to make a difference in the future. 

"We're starting to see a little bit of a money grab in that all of these things that were previously free are now included in a fee that's being tacked on to the room rate," said Laird, who goes on to point out a handful of underrated holiday destinations travelers should consider next month.

You can listen to Episode 7 of TravelPulse Radio in its entirety below.

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