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.
I’m not a total believer in Murphy’s Law – that what can go wrong, will go wrong – but stuff happens and it’s best to be prepared, especially during the holiday season when you may be traveling with the family. Here are my picks for most common travel miscalculations, and some quick fixes. Note: Please … Read 10 Most Common Screw-ups of Holiday TravelersPosted In: Airline News, Airport News, Holiday/Seasonal, Multimedia, Podcasts
Travel scams come in all shapes and sizes, popping up here at home or around the world – just about anywhere people like to visit and do some sightseeing. Here are some of the most common scams (and one very uncommon one), and how to avoid them. Listen: FareCompare’s Rick Seaney and Anne McDermott share … Read Travel Scams: 6 Ways to Get Ripped OffPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
If you plan to travel during the Christmas holidays, good news and bad news: Prices are higher this year, but not by much. On average, airfares have risen only about two percent. So what should you pay? I’ve got some answers. Listen: FareCompare airfare analyst Rick Seaney offers money-saving and time-saving advice: Tips for once … Read Christmas Travel – What to Pay for Airline TicketsPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Holiday/Seasonal, Multimedia, Podcasts
Now that I’ve had a chance to thoroughly digest the nuances of the settlement between American, US Airways and the Justice Department, I thought I’d hand out some grades based on how this affects consumers – the people who fly. See the specific airline settlement concessions Bottom Line On the whole, I am positive about … Read Consumer Scorecard: American Airlines and US Airways MergerPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Airlines (by name), Mergers
An employee suggested I title this, “Coming Soon to a Site Near You – The Dead Zone, Starring FareCompare.” Fortunately, a cooler head prevailed (mine) but it is an exciting time for airfare bargain hunters and here’s why. Definition of a Dead Zone An airfare dead zone is pretty much what it sounds like: a … Read Hungry for Cheap Airfare? Try a ‘Dead Zone’ SandwichPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Tips and Tricks