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Has this ever happened to you? I had just flown to Miami with my trusty wheeled carry-on bag and was about to board my second flight when I was stopped by the dreaded Baggage Police. I was told my carry-on (which has traveled with me on hundreds of flights) was too big, even though my … Read I Was Told My Carry-on Was Too Big, Even Though It Wasn’tPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
I keep saying no, you don’t have to be rich to fly (but if you need one of those overpriced, last-minute flights, it certainly helps). However, there are some negative trends that pit passengers against airlines. It helps to be aware of them because knowledge is power and power means not paying a penny more … Read Will You Soon Have to be Rich to Fly?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Some multi-letter codes are more useful than others. ORD means you’re at Chicago’s O’Hare. Those in finance know LUV is the stock symbol for Southwest Airlines. And MSP stands for either tiny Manners Creek Airport in Australia’s Northern Territory or a warning that your flight only offers “meals for purchase” only. So how about codes … Read Two Airline Codes that Will Get You Cheaper Plane TicketsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
If you’re not familiar with the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, it’s time you got acquainted. Officially known as H.R 4156, this proposed legislation would allow airlines to display or advertise base airfare as long as carriers also disclose taxes and fees “clearly and separately” and ultimately provide consumers with a total ticket price. LISTEN: … Read Is the Proposed ‘No Hidden Fees’ Airfare Bill Truly Transparent?Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
There are a couple of things you can rely on when it comes to air travel today and they are the most important things: flying is safe and flying is fast. If you need to cover long distances, there’s no better way to go. That said, there are a few things you cannot count on … Read 5 Statements You Should Never Trust When it Comes to Your FlightPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News