Posts by: Collin Quick
About Collin Quick
Collin is the Web Content Editor and Social Media Manger for FareCompare. In addition to writing and editing stories, he coordinates the guest bloggers who write for FareCompare and maintains the Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as other social media sites. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star and is a freelance editor, writer, designer and photographer. You can email him at Collin.Quick@farecompare.com.
Flying standby used to mean buying a cheap ticket for the next flight with empty seats. But today, standby generally means you have purchased a ticket already, but want to get on an earlier flight, or you have missed your flight and want to catch a later one. Here’s what FareCompare readers need to know … Read Standby Flights: How Does Flying Standby Work and How Much Does It CostPosted In: Travel Tips
UPDATE – Nov. 6: United is now onboard, too. UPDATE – Nov. 4: JetBlue, Delta and American are the first airlines to allow use of portable electronic devices from take-off to landing. Earlier: As expected, the Federal Aviation Administration has now OK’d the use of electronic devices – from iPads to Kindles to smartphones – … Read FAA Says Yes to Keeping Electronic Devices On Throughout FlightsPosted In: Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Technology
New Year’s Eve – the one night a year you stay up until midnight and count backward from 10 – is one of the biggest party nights of the year. But even before the ball drops in Time Square in New York City, multiple time zones have already ringed in the New Year. We have … Read Start the New Year in These Interesting LocationsPosted In: Travel Guides, Travel Tips
Monday, 9 a.m.: United has rolled back the hike, making this attempt a failure. Thursday, 12 p.m.: Wednesday night, United Airline raised prices on routes up to $10 roundtrip. This is the eighth domestic hike attempt of 2013. This is the third hike attempt in 2013 by United – the first two failed. Delta Air … Read 8th Domestic Airfare Hike Attempt of 2013 Has FailedPosted In: Airfare Hikes, Airlines (by name)
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning, after the plane clipped a sea wall as it came in for a landing. Two teenage Chinese girls were killed and more than 180 passengers were injured. Federal investigators said the plane came into too slow and that … Read Asiana Airlines Flight Crash-Lands at San Francisco Airport, 2 KilledPosted In: Airline News, Airlines (by name), Airport News