Airline News • Ask-Rick
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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
There are hassles and there are hassles. Here are four that include familiar annoyances and some that may be brand new to you. Suggested solutions follow each hassle. Listen as travel expert Rick Seaney shares some horror stories with editor Anne McDermott: 5 travel fantasies that actually came true 1. Security Loophole Hassle The TSA’s … Read 4 Hidden Hassles of Flying and What You Can DoPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
Sharpen up those No. 2 pencils, it’s quiz time. Let’s see how much you know about travel. Look for the scoring key at the end. Air Travel Quiz 1. I’d like to try one of those naked picture airport security body scan machines. Where can I find one? A. You can’t. They are no longer … Read Travel Quiz: Are You a Frequent Flyer or Puzzled Passenger?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks