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Ever see a headline that made you say, “What the heck?” (or something like that). Here are some that might amuse you, and as always I can’t resist adding a few tips into the mix. See more strange headlines in my latest column for ABC. Headline: “Is it cool to ask out a flight attendant?” According … Read Strange Travel Headlines (and the Truth Behind the Stories)Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Any list of big tippers has to include Taylor Swift. The singer (and sizeable entourage) recently ran up an $800 bill at a restaurant in Philly and left a $500 tip. Which pales in comparison to the gratuity left by an anonymous customer at Brewski’s Bar in Ogden, Utah. The tab: $215. The tip: $5,000! … Read Should You Tip a Hero? Five Reasons to Skip Gratuities on PlanesPosted In: Airline News, TSA Security
The U.S. Department of Justice says its main motivation in trying to block merger of American Airlines and US Airways is fairness to the consumer. They believe a merger will send ticket prices soaring. While we all appreciate this concern (but where was it when the mergers of Delta, Southwest and United went off without … Read 3 Ways Government Could Lower Airfare Right NowPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, TSA Security
Most airlines have nice, respectable names. Think of Air France, British Airways, Singapore, Aeromexico, United. Fine names. Boring names. Fortunately, some airlines are a lot more colorful. Here’s a collection of my favorites and there’s even more in my latest column for ABCNews (do not miss Wizz Air). Oddest things found in airports Bearskin Airlines … Read Best Oddball Airline NamesPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Maybe there’s a chill in the air (probably not in Phoenix) but the airlines are busy advertising fall airfare specials so we’ll soon be saying goodbye to summer. I thought a seasonal review was in order but forget airfare hikes or bag fees. Let’s talk fun stuff, like crazy incidents of the summer travel season. … Read 5 Craziest Summer Travel Stories (So Far)Posted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News