Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Airlines have come of age. They are businesses, like any other – and have learned a lot from retailers about product pricing. This is good and not-so-great for passengers, and more about that at the end. Hear Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott all about his first trip to Kohl’s (money-saving tips, too): The cheapest … Read How Airlines Survive by Copying Kohl’s, Hertz, FedEx and MorePosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Between new airline fees and passengers going wild on planes, you’re forgiven if you sometimes feel like you’re stuck in a very bad movie. A spate of recent air travel incidents made me think of a spaghetti western – as in, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. With apologies to Sergio Leone and Clint … Read Air Travel Today: The Good, the Bad and the UglyPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Attention Mickey fans: The latest airline merger could throw a wrench in your travel plans. Not so much for those heading to Disneyland outside of Los Angeles but to Disney World in Orlando. Same holds true for the adult playground of Las Vegas. Smaller-cities could see fewer flights. Here’s why. Listen as airfare expert Rick … Read Disney Downside Possible with Latest Airline MergerPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
I’ve written about air travel codes before like the incomparable SUX (for Sioux City’s airport), and that’s no dig – I admire how those scrappy Iowans take advantage of an unfortunate code by slapping it on souvenirs. And maybe you saw my take on stock ticker symbols which included Southwest’s LUV. What’s LUV Got to Do with … Read LOL Airline Codes: OMG, WTF and Much, Much MorePosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Mileage runners are a breed apart, willing to hopscotch around the world to build up miles for coveted elite status in airline loyalty programs. Listen as Rick Seaney tells editor Anne McDermott about his own mileage run – to Beijing – for dinner: Best Airlines for Amazing Luxuries Why They Run So Hard It’s all … Read The Death of Mileage Running?Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News