Airline News • Ask-Rick
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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
Some airlines trends are good. For example, flying is safer (and more reliable) than ever. Other trends are not so good but you need to know about them to protect yourself – and your wallet. Here are eight increasingly common gotchas. How to avoid getting sick on a plane Listen: Rick Seaney’s personal take on … Read 8 Airline Gotchas You Need to Know AboutPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
Mega-mistakes don’t happen to airlines often but when they do, some are truly amazing – but see for yourself. Note: Mega-mistakes do not include crashes or other horrific incidents; those are tragedies and nothing to make light of. Our focus here: Mega-embarrassments, the kind of things that make airline employees say, “Oops!” and quickly hand out … Read 6 Travel Mega-Mistakes: When Airlines say “Oops!”Posted In: Airline News, Tips and Tricks