Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Travel scams come in all shapes and sizes, popping up here at home or around the world – just about anywhere people like to visit and do some sightseeing. Here are some of the most common scams (and one very uncommon one), and how to avoid them. 1. Bump and run pickpocket scam It appears … Read Travel Scams: 6 Ways to Get Ripped OffPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
An employee suggested I title this, “Coming Soon to a Site Near You – The Dead Zone, Starring FareCompare.” Fortunately, a cooler head prevailed (mine) but it is an exciting time for airfare bargain hunters and here’s why. Definition of a Dead Zone An airfare dead zone is pretty much what it sounds like: a … Read Hungry for Cheap Airfare? Try a ‘Dead Zone’ SandwichPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Tips and Tricks
This may not be strictly scientific but the Grandma Effect on holiday airfare is 100% common sense, and it’s pretty simple: When Grandma says, “Come for Thanksgiving” you go. [More on this in my latest column for ABC News] Listen: Airfare expert Rick Seaney on saving money. Grandma Effect and High Ticket Prices For the … Read Holiday Airfare and the Grandma Effect – And How to Save MoneyPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
You don’t need me to tell you airlines rake in a lot of money from fees, but did you know this year’s worldwide figure is expected to hit almost $24 billion? That’s a lot of checked bags. Listen: Travel expert Rick Seaney is not fee-friendly. Fantasy Fees – For the Moment What else could you … Read 3 Fantasy Fees Passengers Might Have to Pay SomedayPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
I’ve traveled to Europe on a 10-day trip with just a carry-on and so did my wife. We save on bag fees and our bags don’t get lost. You can do this, too. And don’t miss the video below. Note: Not long ago, FareCompare posted a how-to packing article on our News Blog and the response … Read How to Pack a Carry-on Bag in 3 Easy StepsPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Video