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First things first. Always use a carry-on. Here’s why: How to pack a carry-on in 3 easy steps Use a Carry-on Because – You’ll save money: On most airlines, there is no fee for a carry-on for free (exceptions include Allegiant, Frontier and Spirt). By using a carry-on, you generally save a $50 round-trip fee. … Read Which is the Best Carry-on Bag for You? Wheels or No WheelsPosted In: Airline Fees
As I wrote in a recent news column, an airline ticket is a “complicated stew of taxes, fees, surcharges and other costs you may not be aware of” so I thought, why not simplify some of this? LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney is all about simplifying airfare. Airline Tickets Unmasked These are by not means … Read What’s Included in the Price of an Airline Ticket? Five SurprisesPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts
Not all fees are bad; I’ve recommended some fees depending on the type of flyer you are. Butásome should be avoided at all costs, like these four. LISTEN: Rick Seaney with more ways to save on fees. 1. Inflated bag fee Spirit Airlines carry-on baggage fee starts at $35 if paid online when you buy … Read 4 Fees You Should Never, Ever PayPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Has this ever happened to you? I had just flown to Miami with my trusty wheeled carry-on bag and was about to board my second flight when I was stopped by the dreaded Baggage Police. I was told my carry-on (which has traveled with me on hundreds of flights) was too big, even though my … Read I Was Told My Carry-on Was Too Big, Even Though It Wasn’tPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
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