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If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Remember this date: Aug. 25. That’s when the fall travel season begins, at least as far as the airlines are concerned. What does this mean for you? Plenty. [See FareCompare's video below] 1. Airline tickets are cheaper With the advent of fall, airlines slash prices by 10, 20 and 30 percent over summer fares – … Read 4 Reasons to Watch for Fall’s Magic Date to FlyPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Video
These are the dog days of August – which means time for travel news items about pets and other critters. Hidden camera crate: What’s it like for a dog traveling in a crate on a plane? One fellow decided to find out by placing a GoPro camera in the rear of the animal’s kennel and … Read Dogs and Cats and Rats on Planes: Animal Travel NewsPosted In: Multimedia, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Video
I hear a lot of myths about supposedly fiendish airlines hiding or holding ultra-cheap airline tickets until a secret midnight hour when only those-in-the-know can take advantage. Baloney! Here is the real story. LISTEN: Rick Seaney deals in facts, not myths. Best Day to Shop: If you’re shopping in the U.S. for domestic fares, you … Read Best Day to Shop for Airfare? Tuesday.Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts
As I wrote in a recent news column, an airline ticket is a “complicated stew of taxes, fees, surcharges and other costs you may not be aware of” so I thought, why not simplify some of this? LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney is all about simplifying airfare. Airline Tickets Unmasked These are by not means … Read What’s Included in the Price of an Airline Ticket? Five SurprisesPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts
Not all fees are bad; I’ve recommended some fees depending on the type of flyer you are. Butásome should be avoided at all costs, like these four. LISTEN: Rick Seaney with more ways to save on fees. 1. Inflated bag fee Spirit Airlines carry-on baggage fee starts at $35 if paid online when you buy … Read 4 Fees You Should Never, Ever PayPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News