On the Way

5 ‘Secret’ Airline Guarantees

Here at FareCompare, we recently reported on passenger rights during delays and the sad truth is, there aren’t many. However, there are some perks when problems occur but they’re so little known they might as well be secrets. Secret Airline Guarantees In most cases, these guarantees are not highlighted on… Read More

Beware of Scams

5 Common Travel Scams: Could You Be a Victim?

Some of us are extra careful when traveling while others throw caution to the winds. For those of you in the latter group, there are scams out there, but a little prudence helps (along with common sense). LISTEN: How about some personal scam experiences? Five Common Travel Scams First, read… Read More

Air Travel

4 Crazy Travel Predictions That Almost Came True

I began writing a weekly air travel column for ABC News seven years ago this month (you can see them all here). Looking back, I’m struck by what a time of turmoil 2008 proved to be. LISTEN: Rick Seaney predicts you’ll like this podcast. Crazy Travel Predictions of 2008 Soaring… Read More

Traveling in Europe

Flights to Europe: 4 Ways to Save Money in 2015

If you want to go to Europe this year, we think that’s a great idea. But you should start planning and shopping right now. LISTEN: Rick’s been saving money on Europe for years. Flights to Europe Start ticking these items off your to-do list. 1. When to Shop If you… Read More

Airfares, Fees

Airline Fees: Which Fees to Pay, Which Fees to Avoid

I’ve often said some travel fees are worth paying, and some should be ignored. Let’s get specific. LISTEN: Fees? Phooey. Except for some, says Rick. Avoid These Fees Know the fees before your fly. Reservation change fee: The notorious change fee can run as high as $200 (American, Delta, United)… Read More

Take a Break

5 Ways to Save on Spring Break Trips

Not familiar with Spring Break? The traditional week-long school holiday which varies from late February to early April was once the sole domain of college students but is now a popular vacation period for families, couples, solo travelers – everyone. The airlines know this and raise prices for Spring Break,… Read More

In the Air

Some Airlines Lower Fuel Surcharges. Not U.S. Airlines. Why?

Good news: Some airlines are lowering fuel surcharges. But only some. LISTEN: Rick adds a few more thoughts. Airlines Lower Fuel Surcharges According to media reports, airlines dropping fuel surcharges include Qatar Airways, Japan Air Lines and Cebu Pacific which boasted about this on its website (“We’re happy to announce… Read More

The Family Travel Agent

How to Be the Perfect Family Travel Agent

Congratulations. You’ve just been named the Family Travel Agent. This may be an honor you could live without but don’t panic. The following tips will help you find cheap flights and satisfy the demands of the pickiest of relatives. LISTEN: Rick Seaney makes it real easy. 5 Easy Steps to… Read More