Stuffed Baggage

10 Things to Put on Your ‘Do Not Pack’ List

It’s vacation time again, so pull out your bag and start packing. But first check out this list of ‘do not pack’ items. It could save you time, trouble and money. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney is a packing pro. The ‘Do Not Pack’ List This will help you avoid… Read More

Pack that Carry-on!

What Size Carry-on Do You Need?

In a recent column for ABC News, I wrote about “The Big Bag Theory” (apologies to Sheldon and colleagues) because everyone was getting very excited about new guidelines issued by a trade organization called International Air Transport Association. No need to get excited but there are excellent reasons to travel… Read More

Travel time

Strange Travel Words – A Translation

The air travel industry has a language all its own, and it’s not always easy to understand. Allow me to translate. LISTEN: Prof. Rick Seaney of Airfare U. translates more stuff! Strange Travel Words: What They Mean Confused by some of the euphemisms you hear? You are not alone. 1.… Read More

Pyradmids

Travel Myths: True or False?

Test your knowledge of all things travel. See how savvy a traveler you are. LISTEN: Rick takes the mystery out of myths. Travel Myths: True or False First class always more expensive than coach. False: Yes, it usually is, and more expensive by hundreds and even thousands of dollars but… Read More

Travel Time

Should I Pack a Carry-on Bag or a Checked-Bag?

I’ve been asked to weigh in on this earth-shattering question many, many times: Carry-on or checked-bag? My answer is always the same: Pack a carry-on. But maybe not for the reason you think. LISTEN: Rick Seaney’s got a brand new bag. Why Pack a Carry-on Bag The are four important… Read More

Cheap Flights

We Found $75 Tickets to Europe. Here’s the Catch

Last Friday, we spotted a Dallas-to-Moscow flight with base airfare of just $75 round-trip. Again, base airfare. The total ticket price that passengers actually pay includes surcharges, taxes and fees but even with all that added in the total was still a bargain at $420. What you need to know… Read More

Airlines

Fee-rocious Summer? Maybe, Unless You Read This

Did you hear the one about the airline that isn’t charging a fee? It’s true. Southwest recently launched a bunch of international flights but as is the case with its domestic fares if you change your mind about flying, there is no change fee. LISTEN: Rick Seaney knows we’re sick… Read More

On the Way

6 Surprising Things about Weather Delays

Even super-savvy travelers can learn a thing or two about weather. I did from a veteran pilot who flies for a U.S. legacy carrier (and prefers to remain anonymous). LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney hates delays. Things to Know about Weather Delays Weather; it’s complicated. 1. Thunderstorms can be more… Read More