Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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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
With apologies to Alex Trebek Answer: November, 2012 Question: What time period will be covered in the following geek-style airline statistics quiz? That’s right – the following questions all pertain to a single month’s worth of U.S. government transportation statistical analysis of the airlines. Don’t be fooled into thinking any of this represents a trend … Read Airline Quiz: Winners and LosersPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Time to let fly with another year’s worth of predictions. Here’s what I foresee for 2013: Hear air travel expert Rick Seaney and editor Anne McDermott add some meat to these bones: 1. Bundled-Fee Fever Look for more airlines doing as American and Delta did last month – bundling multiple services and selling them for a … Read 6 Predictions for Air Travel for 2013Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts
Airlines and passengers made headlines this year – as did security officers – and here are the some of those stories. We saved the best for last. 1. American Airlines Delays, Cancelations American spent the year in bankruptcy proceedings amidst speculation of a merger with a variety of potential partners (US Airways is now seen … Read 8 Big Air Travel News Stories of 2012Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Travel Safety, TSA Security