Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
If Rick Seaney isn't your friend, you're paying too much for airfare.
I hear a lot of myths about supposedly fiendish airlines hiding or holding ultra-cheap airline tickets until a secret midnight hour when only those-in-the-know can take advantage. Baloney! Here is the real story. LISTEN: Rick Seaney deals in facts, not myths. Best Day to Shop: If you’re shopping in the U.S. for domestic fares, you … Read Best Day to Shop for Airfare? Tuesday.Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts
First things first. Always use a carry-on. Here’s why: How to pack a carry-on in 3 easy steps Use a Carry-on Because – You’ll save money: On most airlines, there is no fee for a carry-on for free (exceptions include Allegiant, Frontier and Spirt). By using a carry-on, you generally save a $50 round-trip fee. … Read Which is the Best Carry-on Bag for You? Wheels or No WheelsPosted In: Airline Fees
As I wrote in a recent news column, an airline ticket is a “complicated stew of taxes, fees, surcharges and other costs you may not be aware of” so I thought, why not simplify some of this? LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney is all about simplifying airfare. Airline Tickets Unmasked These are by not means … Read What’s Included in the Price of an Airline Ticket? Five SurprisesPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts
Not all fees are bad; I’ve recommended some fees depending on the type of flyer you are. But some should be avoided at all costs, like these four. LISTEN: Rick Seaney with more ways to save on fees. 1. Inflated bag fee Spirit Airlines carry-on baggage fee starts at $35 if paid online when you buy … Read 4 Fees You Should Never, Ever PayPosted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News
Losing a bag can be a little like the five stages of grief (denial, anger, etc.) but you don’t necessarily have to wind up at “acceptance” – not if you follow this simple 3-step guide. LISTEN: How’s this for timing? Rick Seaney just had a big bag problem of his own. First – Before Your … Read How to Get a Lost Bag Back or Get Money for Your LossPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks