Rising Prices

Third Airfare Hike of 2016 is a Success

UPDATE Feb. 19: It took a few days but Southwest has now joined the hike. Feb. 16: Last week the third airfare hike of the year was launched [see chart] and according to airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney who detected the hiking activity, it has succeeded. Prices were… Read More

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Gifts – Flight Deals and Fun Stuff

Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) is less than a week away. If you need something special for someone special you might want to check with your favorite airline. LISTEN: What will Mr. Travel Expert buy for Valentine’s? Valentine’s Day Flight Deals Valentine’s deals are now underway; here’s one from JetBlue, one… Read More

Family Travel

United Again Allows Early Boarding for Families

Maybe you remember United Airlines dropping its pre-boarding policy for families four years ago. Families weren’t happy. It took a while but United ultimately got the message. LISTEN: Travel pro Rick Seaney has flown with little ones many times. Early Boarding for Families Returns As the Associated Press reports, the… Read More

Airline snacks

More Airlines Jump on the Free Snacks Bandwagon

As we reported earlier, United is bringing back free cookies and crunchies in economy class. Apparently, other airlines have noticed and are upping their snack game, too. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney? Also a snack expert. Where to Find Free Snacks in Economy This little perk used to be commonplace… Read More