Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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It’s like they say: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The air travel industry is not immune to scams and rip-offs – particularly what are known as phishing emails – so remain alert especially when opening unexpected emails. Which airlines get hit by phishing email Phishing Emails These have been … Read Air Travel Scams, Rip-offs and RacketsPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Ever hear of the WayBack Machine? Think of it as an internet time machine that allows you to visit the past – as far back as 1996 anyway – via billions of carefully archived website pages from all kinds of companies – including the airlines. I used WayBack as well as my own historical data … Read Take a Trip on an Airline Time MachinePosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Let’s start with a riddle: How can a baggage fee cost $800? Fly round-trip on United with a bag that weighs more than 70 pounds to Mexico or the Caribbean, that’s how. Hawaiian Airlines has the same overweight fee on many of its international routes. Be sure to check out my tips for avoiding fees … Read What’s Up with All the Airline Fees?Posted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
Prices for summer airline tickets are relatively flat this year compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean prices are cheap. In fact, they’re the most expensive we’ve tracked in the past 10 years. Listen to Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott how she went wrong: Find the cheapest possible summer flight right now Summer Prices – … Read Summer Airfare – What to Pay and What’s Too MuchPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
If you’ve already taken a look at summer airfares, you know deals are far and few between, but there are some (and you’ll find them on our Deals Blog). Can’t find a deal that’s right for you? Check out these ways to save money – they really work. Summer Vacation Travel Guide 2013 1. Follow … Read 7 Things You Can Do to Save on Summer Vacation FlightsPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks