Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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The headline isn’t much of a riddle: Which does not belong in this list? A. Cheap flights B. Sparkling, new paint jobs on planes C. Airline profits If you guessed ‘cheap flights’ you’re on to something. As for painted planes and airline profits, they go together like bags and fees. Let me explain. Painted Planes … Read Cheap Flights, Painted Planes, Airline Profits: Which Does Not Belong?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Tips and Tricks
There have been lots of airline stories lately about minor irritations escalating into big blow-ups, so the buzz about my recent ABC column on Charm School for Travelers doesn’t really surprise me. Some of the highlights and sample classes of my imaginary curriculum. LISTEN: Quiet, please. Etiquette class is now in session. Etiquette 101 – Don’t … Read Etiquette 101 for Airline Passengers and Flight AttendantsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
“Where did all the deals go?” I’ve been getting this a lot lately and the answer is – check your favorite airfare comparison shopping site. Fall is here and dead zone savings are on the way. Did you know? Autumn in general is a very cheap LISTEN: Does Rick fly in the dead zone? Do airlines … Read Yes, There are Cheap Tickets Out TherePosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
On the fence about a non-summer vacation? You may get off that fence quick once you read this. Looking for fall sales? Check the Deals Blog LISTEN: Rick expounds on the glories of fall. 1. Fall fares are really cheap. If you flew this summer, take a look at the price of that ticket now. In … Read 4 Excellent Reasons to Fly in Fall or WinterPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
Say you have a child that must travel alone. What should you know? I consulted a young friend and the research became the topic of my latest column for ABC. Here are the highlights. Q: Do all airlines allow all children to travel alone? A: No. Most airlines don’t allow children under the age of … Read Kids on Planes Traveling Alone: Q&APosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks