Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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Let’s start with a riddle: How can a baggage fee cost $800? Fly round-trip on United with a bag that weighs more than 70 pounds to Mexico or the Caribbean, that’s how. Hawaiian Airlines has the same overweight fee on many of its international routes. Be sure to check out my tips for avoiding fees … Read What’s Up with All the Airline Fees?Posted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
Prices for summer airline tickets are relatively flat this year compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean prices are cheap. In fact, they’re the most expensive we’ve tracked in the past 10 years. Listen to Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott how she went wrong: Find the cheapest possible summer flight right now Summer Prices – … Read Summer Airfare – What to Pay and What’s Too MuchPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
If you’ve already taken a look at summer airfares, you know deals are far and few between, but there are some (and you’ll find them on our Deals Blog). Can’t find a deal that’s right for you? Check out these ways to save money – they really work. Summer Vacation Travel Guide 2013 1. Follow … Read 7 Things You Can Do to Save on Summer Vacation FlightsPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
So far, the airlines are showing few signs of cutting flights this summer, which is great for vacationers – but trouble still looms in the form of sequestration cuts. Listen as Rick Seaney schools editor Anne McDermott on the fine art of zipping through airports: Best time to redeem miles for that free trip Sequestration … Read 5 Ways to Avoid Delays if Sequestration Threatens FlightsPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
Want to get the best value for your miles? Try using them when high-priced flights are unavoidable. Listen as Rick Seaney digs deeper in the details, making this complicated process easier: Find a cheap flight now (quick & easy) Redeem Miles for Expensive Trips This is when I use my miles: Last-minute emergencies Business travel … Read Best Time to Redeem Miles for Your Free Airline TicketPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Tips and Tricks