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.
Let’s start with a riddle: How can a baggage fee cost $800? Fly round-trip on United with a bag that weighs more than 70 pounds to Mexico or the Caribbean, that’s how. Hawaiian Airlines has the same overweight fee on many of its international routes. Be sure to check out my tips for avoiding fees … Read What’s Up with All the Airline Fees?Posted In: Airline Fees, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
When it comes to an airline frequent flyer or miles program, most of us don’t have a lot of choice.[Check out Rick Seaney's TV interview below] Know the Airlines at Your Airport It’s all about geography – and it’s real simple: our options are limited to the programs offered by the airlines that fly to … Read Finding the Best Frequent Flyer Miles Program for YouPosted In: Frequent Flyers, Multimedia, Podcasts, Video
Prices for summer airline tickets are relatively flat this year compared to 2012, but that doesn’t mean prices are cheap. In fact, they’re the most expensive we’ve tracked in the past 10 years. Listen to Rick Seaney tell editor Anne McDermott how she went wrong: Find the cheapest possible summer flight right now Summer Prices – … Read Summer Airfare – What to Pay and What’s Too MuchPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts, Tips and Tricks
If you’ve already taken a look at summer airfares, you know deals are far and few between, but there are some (and you’ll find them on our Deals Blog). Can’t find a deal that’s right for you? Check out these ways to save money – they really work. Summer Vacation Travel Guide 2013 1. Follow … Read 7 Things You Can Do to Save on Summer Vacation FlightsPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
In case you were wondering how large airlines go about the business merging and the thousands of changes large and small included in such an undertaking, let’s just say it’s not unlike making a sausage. Here is the latest on the proposed union between American and US Airways which was announced, appropriately enough, back on … Read Making a Merger Sausage: Update on American, US AirwaysPosted In: Airlines (by name)