Airline Fees • Ask-Rick
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
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
Even if you fly a lot you may learn something you didn’t know and as they say, knowledge is power. It could also save you some big bucks. LISTEN Rick Seaney has some baggage horror stories. Fact #1: Fees for one checked bag could cost more than a ticket. Sound crazy? Let’s do the math. These are real, … Read Frightening Facts about Bag FeesPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts
It’s crystal ball time and fortunately mine is handy. Sure, some things are a little cloudy (another polar vortex in the New Year?) but others are only too clear. Listen: Travel expert Rick Seaney has a couple more predictions. 1. You’ll Pay More for Tickets It’ll happen gradually, but it’ll happen: airline ticket prices will … Read 4 Predictions: What You Will and Won’t Do on Planes in 2014Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
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
I’ve traveled to Europe on a 10-day trip with just a carry-on and so did my wife. We save on bag fees and our bags don’t get lost. You can do this, too. And don’t miss the video below. Note: Not long ago, FareCompare posted a how-to packing article on our News Blog and the response … Read How to Pack a Carry-on Bag in 3 Easy StepsPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Video