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Most airlines rules are pretty straightforward: No getting up when the seat belt sign is on, or put the tray table back up during landing. But what about the antler rule or the tops-and-bottoms rule? Some rules are stranger than others, and here’s proof. LISTEN: Even travel expert Rick Seaney was surprised by some of … Read 6 Strange and Unusual Airline RulesPosted In: Airline News
Remember the airlines of yesteryear? Actually, in the past few years several airlines have been pulling a disappearing act by either shutting down due to financial reasons (Aloha, Skybus) or vanishing into another carrier via merger (Continental into United). This was the topic of my recent column for ABCNews.com and I’ve got more details here. … Read When Airlines Disappear: Whatever Happened to Your Favorite CarrierPosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News
The cheapest dates to fly vary each year – but keep these four in mind when booking flights this year. You might save a lot of money. See more on the topic in my latest column for USA Today. LISTEN: Rick Seaney with more on these magical dates. June 7 – For U.S. coast-to-coast flights This … Read The Four Cheapest Dates to Fly in 2014Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts
A recent headline that caught my eye about something that “could change flying forever.” Turned out to be a new airline seatback tray table (which I must admit sounds good thanks to a strategically-placed groove for your iPad). LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney’s tips on saving. I mention this to show that headlines can sometimes … Read Who Will Pay More for Airline Tickets This Year (Not Everyone)Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts
Looking for something a little different this year? Take a look at these suggestions which I first wrote about in one of my columns but have expanded for my blog. All these cities and regions offer the irresistible combination of year-round fun and excellent airfare value. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney’s hot destinations. Click the … Read 10 Unusual Vacation Destination Ideas – Fun and CheapPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks