Ask Rick Podcast: Increased Airport Security, Thanksgiving Travel and Flight Deals

Get the latest from the FareCompare Podcast with CEO Rick Seaney and Editor Anne McDermott; this week these two tell you about new airport security measures you need to know about, plus holiday tips and a new FareCompare contest. As always, Rick has some last-minute airfare sales too, so get ready to save some money.

In the News: Enhanced Airport Security Measures

Last week’s air travel security breach and the discovery of two packages containing explosives will mean changes in cargo screening – and security changes for passengers, too. Listen up for this important news you need to know.

Thanksgiving Travel Deals

It’s late, but not too late to save on Turkey Day travel; the Thanksgiving Flight Finder will help you pinpoint the cheapest days to fly, and see more ways to save with our Thanksgiving Travel Guide. Listen to Rick for even more savings. Southwest, United and American all have airfare sales now underway and some of these deals are even good for Thanksgiving. Listen here for more details and start saving now.

Travel Skills’ Chris McGinnis on Airline Fees & Dead Zones

Chris McGinnis – travel expert and director of Travel Skills Group talks with Rick and Anne about airline fees that are actually worth paying for – and some you should avoid like the plague. Plus listen as Chris explains why you should fly the “dead zones”.


Ask Rick: Q&A on Frequent Flyer Miles and More

Rick answers your questions about “nonrefundable” tickets, international travel, getting stuck on a plane and frequent flyer miles. Listen here for Rick’s answers. Submit your question at and listen for it on the next Ask Rick Podcast.


The FareCompare Mileage Run Contest

Rick explains the weird hobby of “mileage running” and some great reasons why you should get in on this. Plus, there’s a brand new “mileage run” contest from FareCompare that’ll help you get started. Listen here for all the details.

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Updated: February 10, 2016