Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Let’s start with a riddle: How can a baggage fee cost $800? Fly round-trip on United with a bag that weighs more than 70 pounds to Mexico or the Caribbean, that’s how. Hawaiian Airlines has the same overweight fee on many of its international routes. Be sure to check out my tips for avoiding fees … Read What’s Up with All the Airline Fees?Posted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
Prices for summer airline tickets are relatively flat this year compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean prices are cheap. In fact, they’re the most expensive we’ve tracked in the past 10 years. Listen to Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott how she went wrong: Find the cheapest possible summer flight right now Summer Prices – … Read Summer Airfare – What to Pay and What’s Too MuchPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
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
Cheaper to Search City or Airport? Q: Sometimes the city I want to fly to has multiple airports. How do I know which is the cheapest? A: You don’t know, not without comparing prices. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind. Bonus: Hear Rick Seaney make this money-saving tip real simple for editor Anne … Read Finding the Cheapest Flights – By City, By AirportPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks