Airfare Analysis • Ask-Rick
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Which flyers have the better overall experience? Probably those who can afford Etihad Airway’s new Residence class, which can only be described as an apartment in the sky complete with shower and butler [sample fare: London-Abu Dhabi, about $42,000 round-trip]. Passenger Opponents But let’s talk real-life, average flight experiences. Here is the match-up: Leisure travelers: … Read It’s War! Business vs. Vacation FlyersPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees
If you’re not familiar with the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, it’s time you got acquainted. Officially known as H.R 4156, this proposed legislation would allow airlines to display or advertise base airfare as long as carriers also disclose taxes and fees “clearly and separately” and ultimately provide consumers with a total ticket price. LISTEN: … Read Is the Proposed ‘No Hidden Fees’ Airfare Bill Truly Transparent?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Three-day holiday weekends were made for getaway jaunts, but Memorial Day is a little different. There’s the one-two punch of flying during any holiday plus the seasonal uptick in airfare prices that hits in mid-May. But don’t worry. You can still save money. Here’s how. Start by finding the cheapest fares available Save by flying … Read How to Save on Memorial Day Weekend FlightsPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Tips and Tricks
Anyone who follows the recent changes in airline frequent flyer miles programs might be tempted to paraphrase George Orwell’s famous line from Animal Farm: “All passengers are equal but some passengers are more equal than others.” Find the cheapest available flights (no miles required) More Valuable, Less Valuable Flyers If you travel a lot on … Read Airline Miles Programs – Some Passengers More Valuable than OthersPosted In: Airfare Analysis
You want to get away and you’re open to suggestions. If you’re not too picky, you can save on summer flights and still have a glorious vacation. Check out the airfare sales on the Deals Blog LISTEN: So what is a picky person? Rick Seaney explains. 1. If you’re not picky about where you fly … Read 4 Ways for Non-Picky People to Save on Summer VacationPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks