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Airlines and passengers made headlines this year – as did security officers – and here are the some of those stories. We saved the best for last. 1. American Airlines Delays, Cancelations American spent the year in bankruptcy proceedings amidst speculation of a merger with a variety of potential partners (US Airways is now seen … Read 8 Big Air Travel News Stories of 2012Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Travel Safety, TSA Security
You know how TMZ shows you side-by-side photos of D-List celebrities and asks you, “What’s the Big Frigin’ Difference?” Now do that with the airlines – look for the differences between low-cost carriers like JetBlue and Southwest and legacy airlines such as American or United. Not much difference (but don’t miss my tips to save money, below). … Read How to Save on Airfare as Line Blurs Between Low-Cost and Legacy AirlinesPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
If you plan on flying during the holidays, avoid these five nasty rip-offs. What’s a rip-off? Paying more than you have to – any time you travel – but especially during holiday periods when airfare is already high. Listen: Air travel expert Rick Seaney and editor Anne McDermott on fighting back against rip-offs. Secret Discount … Read The 5 Rip-Offs of Christmas TravelPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
It’s hard to miss hearing about all those so-called too fat to fly incidents – one of the more recent involved a young woman named Kenlie Tiggeman who has blogged about her efforts to lose weight. Southwest informed her last May that she’d have to purchase two seats on her plane and she sued but late … Read Can Airlines Snacks Make You ‘Too Fat to Fly’?Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
Ever wonder what you’re missing when it comes to shopping for airline tickets or getting the best possible flight experience? The airlines won’t always tell you but I will. The 4 Magical Dates to Fly 6 Air Travel Secrets What follows includes some of my all-time favorite airfare shopping tips. 1. There’s really only one … Read Six Things Airlines Won’t Tell YouPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks