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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
Let’s check out the good, the bad and the awful for 2013 (and this year-in-review is also the topic of my latest column for ABC News). Next week: Predictions for 2014. Here we go again: New Year, new fees 8 Biggest Moments in Air Travel for 2014 If you think I’ve missed anything, feel free … Read 8 Biggest Air Travel Surprises of 2013Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
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