Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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Your bag is missing or your flight is delayed or canceled. Or maybe you got treated terribly at security. What to do? Complain. Formally and officially. Airlines won’t know there’s an issue unless you tell them and most will try to resolve valid problems. Bookmark this page: It includes all the links you need to … Read How to File a Complaint for Any Airline or Security ProblemPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Recently I had a very weird dream – that all the airlines were run by famous people. Yes, this one’s just for fun but you will also find some money-saving tips sprinkled throughout. Listen as Rick Seaney and editor Anne McDermott add “a little extra” to this celebrity fantasy: NannyAir – Owner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg … Read If Celebrities Ran the AirlinesPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts
So far, the airlines are showing few signs of cutting flights this summer, which is great for vacationers – but trouble still looms in the form of sequestration cuts. Listen as Rick Seaney schools editor Anne McDermott on the fine art of zipping through airports: Best time to redeem miles for that free trip Sequestration … Read 5 Ways to Avoid Delays if Sequestration Threatens FlightsPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
Not-so-old-timers can remember back to the days before airline de-regulation and when most flights cost pretty much the same so image was important. It helped potential passengers tell one from the other and which they’d like to fly. FareCompare’s image: Find cheap flights fast Good Old Days of Airline Image Think of then-upstart Southwest’s hot … Read Airline Image: Do Passengers Care about Funny, Snarky, Inspirational Ads?Posted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
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