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New, Unusual Way to Avoid Bag Fees

The new way to avoid baggage fees is very simple: Join Orion, a travel club, accept their gift of free luggage and agree to become a walking billboard [see video below]. No Bag Fees for Billboard Bags The first six months of the club are free; then you pay $19.99… Read More


FAA Worries About “A Million Drones” for Christmas

Will you find a drone under the tree this year? The Federal Aviation Administration thinks many will and according to several news reports they’re not happy because the flying gadgets or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have the potential to cause a lot of problems. At least, in inexperienced hands. FAA Official: Million… Read More

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Is United Airlines About to Get Better?

After recent turmoil in United Airline’s top management that saw the departure of long-time CEO Jeff Smisek, a lot of folks have been wondering what’s going to change. Employees of the airline, at least, are getting some answers. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney has some definite opinions. United – Years… Read More

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Now Available – The Eventurist App

After much anticipation and hard work, the FareCompare team is proud to announce The Eventurist App is now available. Download now:            Whatever your inspiration for travel, Eventurist by FareCompare will show you how to find the best airfares to get to your next adventure. Currently,… Read More

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Report: United CEO Replaced Amidst Federal Investigation

According to an Associated Press report, United Airlines “abruptly” replaced CEO Jeffery Smisek as “a federal investigation continued into whether the airline gave preferential treatment to the former chairman of the agency that operates the New York-area airports.” According to another report, Smisek resigned and denied any wrongdoing. Investigation into… Read More

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Are Mystery Flights Worth It?

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting report on “blind booking” flights. This is a marketing ploy of sorts that’s been around for a while, and while it often means a traveler doesn’t know where he or she is going, the trip will be cheap. Is it worth it? LISTEN:… Read More