Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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Here’s the low down on discounts: Most don’t exist anymore – and when they did, they only knocked off about 10% from your airfare. But a few discounts remain and here’s how to find them (and you can read more about this in my latest weekly column for ABCNews). Listen as travel expert Rick Seaney … Read Disappearing Discounts: Find Senior, Bereavement and Military DealsPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
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
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
Believe it or not, lost bags are becoming increasingly rare, but not rare enough. If you fly much at all, I’ll bet it’s happened to you. Here’s what to do when it does. Only surefire way to never lose a bag 1. Make a report at the airport Don’t leave the airport without reporting a … Read Losing a Bag – How to Navigate the Hassles that FollowPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks