Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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Don’t let unexpected snags ruin a trip during the upcoming holidays – or any time. We’ve got solutions for problems you can fix and coping mechanisms for those you can’t. 1. Lost ID Ever done this? As you approach the TSA airport security line, you reach into pocket or purse and – no driver’s license. … Read 5 Unexpected Things that Can Ruin a Flight. Don’t Let That Happen.Posted In: Tips and Tricks
Warning: Thanksgiving is Nov. 27 – just about a month away and it’ll go fast. Are you ready to travel? Don’t worry, we can help with flight stuff (you’re on your own with the bird). LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney has more tips. Thanksgiving Countdown Checklist If you don’t have an airline ticket yet Buy … Read Thanksgiving is Just One Month Away. Are You Ready?
So far this year, airlines have raised prices five times (or five-and-a-half times, if you count the JetBlue-initiated hike of Oct. 9 which all other airlines bailed on except for JetBlue). See a chart of 2014′s hikes, including a brand new attempt LISTEN: Rick Seaney has more details. Most Hike Attempts Failed Either way, lots of … Read Airlines Keep Trying to Raise Ticket Prices. Why They Keep Failing.Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts
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
I field all kinds of travel-related questions and here’s one that pops up now and again: “When will airlines allow phone calls on planes?” The answer is complicated; I’m tempted to say don’t hold your breath but in this ever-changing era of personal electronics and their ever-changing uses, never say never. Can You Make Voice … Read When Will Airlines Allow Phone Calls on Planes?Posted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety