Posts by: Rick Seaney
About Rick Seaney
Rick Seaney is CEO and Co-Founder, FareCompare. An internationally known airfare expert and air travel analyst, Rick is also a well-known media go-to resource for breaking aviation industry news.
Rick’s mission is clear: “help consumers beat the airfare game.” Rick pens weekly columns for ABCNews and USA Today and is quoted regularly in the pages of the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and Huffington Post.
In 2000, Rick co-founded XXI Technologies with FareCompare co-founder Graeme Wallace. Since its debut in March of 2006, FareCompare has become one of the fastest-growing travel planning websites.
Following are recent headlines by Rick.
Autumn is the best time of year to fly: Great weather, fewer crowds and all that beautiful fall foliage. Best of all are the prices, a big improvement over summer fares. LISTEN: FareCompare’s Rick Seaney has more money-saving strategies. Airfare Overview The magic date that kicks off the airlines’ fall travel season is Aug. 25 [see the … Read Fall Forecast – How to Find the Cheapest Flights for Fall TravelPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Holiday/Seasonal, Multimedia, Podcasts, Video
Remember this date: Aug. 25. That’s when the fall travel season begins, at least as far as the airlines are concerned. What does this mean for you? Plenty. [See FareCompare's video below] 1. Airline tickets are cheaper With the advent of fall, airlines slash prices by 10, 20 and 30 percent over summer fares – … Read 4 Reasons to Watch for Fall’s Magic Date to FlyPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Video
These are the dog days of August – which means time for travel news items about pets and other critters. Hidden camera crate: What’s it like for a dog traveling in a crate on a plane? One fellow decided to find out by placing a GoPro camera in the rear of the animal’s kennel and … Read Dogs and Cats and Rats on Planes: Animal Travel NewsPosted In: Multimedia, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Video
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