Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
Travel scams come in all shapes and sizes, popping up here at home or around the world – just about anywhere people like to visit and do some sightseeing. Here are some of the most common scams (and one very uncommon one), and how to avoid them. Listen: FareCompare’s Rick Seaney and Anne McDermott share … Read Travel Scams: 6 Ways to Get Ripped OffPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
This may not be strictly scientific but the Grandma Effect on holiday airfare is 100% common sense, and it’s pretty simple: When Grandma says, “Come for Thanksgiving” you go. [More on this in my latest column for ABC News] Listen: Airfare expert Rick Seaney on saving money. Grandma Effect and High Ticket Prices For the … Read Holiday Airfare and the Grandma Effect – And How to Save MoneyPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
You don’t need me to tell you airlines rake in a lot of money from fees, but did you know this year’s worldwide figure is expected to hit almost $24 billion? That’s a lot of checked bags. Listen: Travel expert Rick Seaney is not fee-friendly. Fantasy Fees – For the Moment What else could you … Read 3 Fantasy Fees Passengers Might Have to Pay SomedayPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Ever see a headline that made you say, “What the heck?” (or something like that). Here are some that might amuse you, and as always I can’t resist adding a few tips into the mix. See more strange headlines in my latest column for ABC. Headline: “Is it cool to ask out a flight attendant?” According … Read Strange Travel Headlines (and the Truth Behind the Stories)Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
The story of the 9-year-old who snuck aboard a flight to Vegas raised a lot of questions including how he pulled it off without a ticket. Interestingly, few questioned a child so young flying on his own. How young is too young? You might be surprised as we dig into the topic of children flying … Read Kids Flying Alone, Kids Flying with Family – What You Need to KnowPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks