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.
Warning: Thanksgiving is Nov. 27 – just about a month away and it’ll go fast. Are you ready to travel? Don’t worry, we can help with flight stuff (you’re on your own with the bird). LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney has more tips. Thanksgiving Countdown Checklist If you don’t have an airline ticket yet Buy … Read Thanksgiving is Just One Month Away. Are You Ready?
So far this year, airlines have raised prices five times (or five-and-a-half times, if you count the JetBlue-initiated hike of Oct. 9 which all other airlines bailed on except for JetBlue). See a chart of 2014′s hikes, including October’s three LISTEN: Rick Seaney has more details. Most Hike Attempts Failed Either way, lots of hikes, right? … Read Airlines Keep Trying to Raise Ticket Prices. Why They Keep Failing.Posted In: Airfare Analysis, Multimedia, Podcasts
There have been three airfare hike attempts in the past several days – with mixed results. What this tells us is: Ebola fears do not appear to be hurting demand for flights and the news about the end of the quarantine period for dozens of Texans with no new infections may continue to calm lingering fears … Read U.S. Airlines Attempt Airfare Hikes amidst Ebola Fears and Dropping Oil PricesPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airfare Hikes, Multimedia, Podcasts
There have been lots of airline stories lately about minor irritations escalating into big blow-ups, so the buzz about my recent ABC column on Charm School for Travelers doesn’t really surprise me. Some of the highlights and sample classes of my imaginary curriculum. LISTEN: Quiet, please. Etiquette class is now in session. Etiquette 101 – Don’t … Read Etiquette 101 for Airline Passengers and Flight AttendantsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Tips and Tricks
After 35 years, the severe restrictions of the Wright Amendment aimed at Dallas airports expire as of Monday, Oct. 13 – which is good news for Texas passengers but others will benefit too [see chart below]. What follows are useful things to know which may help when booking flights and looking for airfare deals. LISTEN: … Read Wright Amendment Expires: Finding Cheap Flights to/from Dallas Just Got EasierPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airlines (by name), Airport News, Multimedia, Podcasts