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Seems hard to believe but the airlines have just celebrated the fifth birthday of baggage fees; yes, it’s been five years since American Airlines started it all with a fee for a first checked-bag back in May of 2008. As for the celebrations, well that’s one of the five things about baggage fees you should … Read 5 Things to Know about Bag FeesPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts
Let’s start with a riddle: How can a baggage fee cost $800? Fly round-trip on United with a bag that weighs more than 70 pounds to Mexico or the Caribbean, that’s how. Hawaiian Airlines has the same overweight fee on many of its international routes. Be sure to check out my tips for avoiding fees … Read What’s Up with All the Airline Fees?Posted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
We know that flying is the fastest way (and safest way) to get from Point A to Point B – but we also know that much of air travel is a real headache. I’ve been thinking of tweaks to improve it and have hit upon “the perfect airline.” Some of my ideas may be a bit … Read 6 Ways to a Perfect AirlinePosted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Mileage runners are a breed apart, willing to hopscotch around the world to build up miles for coveted elite status in airline loyalty programs. Listen as Rick Seaney tells editor Anne McDermott about his own mileage run – to Beijing – for dinner: Best Airlines for Amazing Luxuries Why They Run So Hard It’s all … Read The Death of Mileage Running?Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
A wise old philosopher once said, “Know thyself” and I’m here to help you do just that. What kind of flyer are you? Once you know the answer, you can figure out which fees you should consider paying and when to keep your wallet shut tight. Listen as air travel expert Rick Seaney and editor … Read 4 Flyer Profiles: Which Fees You Should Pay, Which Fees to AvoidPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks