US Airways

Time to Say Goodbye to US Airways

If you book a flight for the upcoming holidays on the US Airways site, don’t be surprised when you’re automatically re-directed to American Airlines. As of Oct. 17, US Airways disappears into history. US Airways’ Final Flight Oct. 17 US Airways has been gradually integrating with American since the latter’s… Read More

Traveling in Style

Is First Class Worth the Price

We hear a lot about airlines upping their game in first class these days, adding lie-flat beds, luxurious sleep kits and other amenities. And yet a friend of FareCompare told us about a recent first class domestic flight that “wasn’t special and wasn’t worth the money.” Is First Class Worth… Read More

United Planes

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

United Planes

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

Airplane flying through the clouds

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