Deal Zone

Cheap Summer Flights: The August Deal Zone

Cheapest flights for summer vacation? It’s just a few weeks away. I call it the August Deal Zone. You’ll call it the best time to fly. LISTEN: Guess who will be flying in the Deal Zone? Cheap Summer Flights Here’s everything you need to know distilled into five FAQs. 1.… Read More

Siblings having fun.

5 Best Bribes for Travel with Kids

As a parent, I know traveling with kids is a joy. Traveling with kids can also be an interesting challenge. Bribery helps. LISTEN: Do not the let the kids hear this podcast. Best Bribes for Kids Here are some of my favorites. I’d love to hear yours. 1. Candy Buy… Read More

Over-flowing suitcase.

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

Suitcase packing

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

Plane flying into the sunset.

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

Golden pyramids in a desert.

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

trying to get to the plane

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

A dollar paper airplane.

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