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If you routinely buy first class tickets for weekend getaways to Paris (sample June fare: $7,944) you probably don’t care about extra fees. The rest of us do. Here are some creative ways to avoid them and all those other annoying extra charges. LISTEN: Rick Seaney has more ideas on avoiding fees. 1. Problem: Checked-bag … Read 5 Creative Ways to Avoid Airline FeesPosted In: Fees
Whether you’re kicking off the season with an early summer vacation or just taking a weekend break, here are some great destinations for Memorial Day (May 26). Bonus: Almost all these destinations are cheaper cities to fly to. Click the city name to find flights from your town. LISTEN: Rick Seaney’s favorite spot? Oh, he … Read 6 Perfect Places for Memorial Day TripsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Seasonal, Travel Guides
The variety of America’s National Parks is pretty incredible – vast lonely deserts, hauntingly beautiful mountains, amazing undersea worlds and the fascinating animals that call these ecosystems home. LISTEN FareCompare’s Rick Seaney admits he’s got some exploring to do. Fly + Drive Getting to some of these parks isn’t easy (don’t let that deter you!) so here’s … Read 11 National Parks Easy to Get to by PlanePosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Guides
Relax: Chances are, nothing bad will happen on your vacation – and your chances improve simply by using your common sense. Check out these sensible tips including a few ideas that may be new to you. LISTEN: Thieves? Travel expert Rick Seaney to the rescue. The stripper scam and other bizarre ripoffs 1. Keep Valuables … Read 5 Ways to Stop Thieves when TravelingPosted In: Travel Safety, Travel Tips
There’s no shame in being a cheapskate for airfare; on the contrary, it’s a badge of honor. If you’d like to join the ranks of cheapskate travelers, follow these tips from FareCompare’s resident airfare expert Rick Seaney and start saving money now. LISTEN Rick Seaney is proud to be cheap. Join him. 1. Cheapskates don’t shop … Read 5 Things Cheapskates Never Do When Shopping for FlightsPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Tips