Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Sharpen up those No. 2 pencils, it’s quiz time. Let’s see how much you know about travel. Look for the scoring key at the end. Air Travel Quiz 1. I’d like to try one of those naked picture airport security body scan machines. Where can I find one? A. You can’t. They are no longer … Read Travel Quiz: Are You a Frequent Flyer or Puzzled Passenger?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
One of my employees added a note to her recent Deals Blog post about a Frontier sale that was supposedly good all summer long. The note said, “Deals available on just a few dates.” If that strikes you as odd, you don’t know much about today’s airfare sales. They’ve changed from yesteryear, but you can … Read Airfare Sales Limited in Many AspectsPosted In: Airfare Analysis
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
Some believe browser cookies allow airlines to “sense” when shoppers are just about to book a ticket. Then, the airlines jack up the price. I do not believe this. So if I’m asked whether or not airlines take advantage of shoppers, I would respond with a resounding, “Well, to an extent.” Let me explain. Yes, … Read Airline Pricing Experiments: A Plot or Simple Business Savvy?Posted In: Airfare Analysis
Airlines have come of age. They are businesses, like any other – and have learned a lot from retailers about product pricing. This is good and not-so-great for passengers, and more about that at the end. Hear Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott all about his first trip to Kohl’s (money-saving tips, too): The cheapest … Read How Airlines Survive by Copying Kohl’s, Hertz, FedEx and MorePosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News