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Sardine Time for Air Travelers

When was the last time you saw an empty seat on a flight? It may have been awhile, considering that nearly 70 million of us crammed onto U.S. airline planes in August alone meaning load factors were at a record high. If you feel a bit like a flying sardine… Read More

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Thanksgiving Travel: "An All-Day Event"

If you’ll be flying this Thanksgiving, be prepared for delays. So says FareCompare CEO and airline industry analyst Rick Seaney who adds, “I always treat holiday travel as an all-day event.” [See Rick in the video below] LISTEN: Rick’s been there; this is how he copes. *Cheapest days to fly… Read More

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Quick Must-See Travel News Headlines

An occasional round-up of global travel stories. Check it out for news-you-can-use, and check out FareCompare for the cheapest flights possible. Airline Computer Crash Advisory: The recent Sabre glitch affecting hundreds of flights across the U.S. prompted this advice from travel expert Rick Seaney: “If you’re at the airport, get in line and… Read More

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JetBlue Launches New Airfare Hike

According to airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney, discount carrier JetBlue launched an airfare hike Thursday (Oct. 9). Matching Activity Underway The hike was quickly matched late Thursday night by both American Airlines and US Airways. Seaney described this as “rare increase activity” by the New York-based airline and noted… Read More