Rick Seaney • CEO FareCompare
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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
Mark this date on your calendar or keep it near your computer or electronic device, whatever you use for airfare shopping: August 25, 2014 That’s the date airlines lower fares from peak season summer prices – to the cheaper fares of fall. LISTEN: Rick digs a little deeper so you can save a little more. … Read Magic Date for Cheaper Flights This SummerPosted In: Airfare Analysis
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
No, you don’t have to fly naked (in fact, one should never do this unless part of a nudist charter) but if you fly with the fewest clothes possible, that’s one way to save on travel. In fact, I’ve got six often overlooked ways to save on flights. LISTEN: Rick Seaney with more good ideas on … Read 6 Overlooked Ways to Save on Airline TicketsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
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