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.
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
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
Some of you know the answer to this question (you do if you read my latest Airfare Expert column for USA Today): What are the two days of the year U.S. travelers should never, ever fly? Don’t Fly These Days And the answer is: Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30) The … Read The Two Days of the Year You Should Never Fly
I field all kinds of travel-related questions and here’s one that pops up now and again: “When will airlines allow phone calls on planes?” The answer is complicated; I’m tempted to say don’t hold your breath but in this ever-changing era of personal electronics and their ever-changing uses, never say never. Can You Make Voice … Read When Will Airlines Allow Phone Calls on Planes?Posted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety