Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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Hey Rick, How Do I Get a Better Seat? I get a lot of questions, and here’s a good one for anyone who’d like more room on a plane: Q: Hey, Rick; I have some physical challenges and need more room on a plane. The airlines used to hold bulkhead seats for folks like me, … Read Book Better Airplane Seats: 4 Tips to Get More LegroomPosted In: Questions of the Week, Tips and Tricks
New Airline Fee from Spirit There’s nothing like new airline fees to get people talking, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this one: Q: What’s behind this crazy story that an airline is going to start charging fees for boarding passes? A: It’s not so crazy. Spirit Airlines has announced that from … Read Spirit Airlines New Fee to Print Boarding PassPosted In: Airline News, Questions of the Week
Flying in 2011 – the Decay of a Tradition The days of glamorous sky-high travel are over, but do we really hate to fly? From billions in airline fees to TSA pat-downs to angry pilots, there are many reasons to avoid air travel today. So what’s the answer? And are the airlines really to blame? … Read Air Travel in 2011 – Do We Hate to Fly?Posted In: Questions of the Week
By the end of the year, John Pistole says the TSA expects to begin testing a system utilizing express lanes that may eliminate the need for some of the more oppressive security measures. In exchange, however, passengers who qualify for this speedier service may be required to reveal the following (and perhaps more.) Personal information via … Read TSA of the Future – Privacy or Convenience?Posted In: Questions of the Week
Thanks to everyone for submitting your questions our new “Ask Rick” feature – they are excellent. Unfortunately, we only have space for a few at a time, so I’ve tried to present the types of questions that seem most popular. This week, it’s all about the airfare: when to buy it, to get the cheapest … Read Ask Rick: “Need cheap flights, but when to buy? Help me, Rick!”Posted In: Questions of the Week