Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
We’ve probably all flown when sick. This is not good – for you or your seatmates – but it’s understandable thanks to the high cost of rescheduling a flight (see change fees). So what to do? Check out these ideas. Disclaimer: As they say, I’m no doctor, so don’t listen to me when it comes … Read How to Avoid Getting Sick on a PlanePosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
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. Listen: FareCompare’s Rick Seaney and Anne McDermott share … Read Travel Scams: 6 Ways to Get Ripped OffPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, 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