Airline News • Ask-Rick
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Are these the worst seatmates ever? They have made some of my flights a royal pain but if you have worse stories, let’s hear them. Meanwhile, my finalists for the coveted award of Most Annoying Passenger. NAME: Yellular What this seatmate does: Talks on the phone, as loudly as possible, for as long as possible. … Read The 6 Most Annoying Airline Passengers EverPosted In: Airline News
We know about famous airlines like Pan Am or TWA that have vanished into the mists of legend (translation: they don’t fly anymore). These are the carriers that are gone but will never be forgotten. However, there are hundreds of much smaller now-defunct carriers that we never heard about in the first place but are … Read The Strangest Airline Names You Never Heard OfPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Most airlines rules are pretty straightforward: No getting up when the seat belt sign is on, or put the tray table back up during landing. But what about the antler rule or the tops-and-bottoms rule? Some rules are stranger than others, and here’s proof. LISTEN: Even travel expert Rick Seaney was surprised by some of … Read 6 Strange and Unusual Airline RulesPosted In: Airline News
Remember the airlines of yesteryear? Actually, in the past few years several airlines have been pulling a disappearing act by either shutting down due to financial reasons (Aloha, Skybus) or vanishing into another carrier via merger (Continental into United). This was the topic of my recent column for ABCNews.com and I’ve got more details here. … Read When Airlines Disappear: Whatever Happened to Your Favorite CarrierPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
A recent headline that caught my eye about something that “could change flying forever.” Turned out to be a new airline seatback tray table (which I must admit sounds good thanks to a strategically-placed groove for your iPad). LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney’s tips on saving. I mention this to show that headlines can sometimes … Read Who Will Pay More for Airline Tickets This Year (Not Everyone)Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts