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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

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Updated: June 2, 2015

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You Can Afford a Summer Flight

You may have read some of the depressing media stories about new fees but, cheer up. We show you how to turn it around and actually save money. LISTEN: Rick loves saving money. Affordable Summer Flights Four ways to cut costs on your summer vacation travels. 1. Don’t pay the… Read More

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Updated: April 22, 2015

What Now?

You Missed Your Flight. Now What?

This popular post was completely updated in February 2016. If there’s a flight problem that is not your fault (bad weather delays, mechanical problems) the airline will take care of you; learn more about that here but the bottom line is get in touch with your airline immediately. The following… Read More

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Updated: February 26, 2016

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Why Airline Seat Maps Only Show Bad Seats

After most of us purchase airline tickets, we choose where we’ll sit on the plane. We try to, anyway. What used to be a simple task is now a game of hide and seek. Let me explain what’s going on and what you can do about it. LISTEN: Rick Seaney… Read More

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Updated: May 14, 2015

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How to Avoid Paying Airline Fees

We should be used to airline fees by now but being ‘used to’ doesn’t mean we want to pay them. So allow me to offer up some simple strategies on avoiding fees whenever possible. And please check out the short-but-useful video at the end. LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney avoids… Read More

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Updated: June 10, 2015

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If Bags Could Talk: “No Fat-Shaming, Please”

Oh, the lessons we could learn from luggage, if only our bags could talk. Let’s start with fat-shaming. Baggage fat-shaming Just a couple of years ago, several mortified travelers were in the news after being called out by their airlines for being ‘too fat to fly’ including filmmaker Kevin Smith… Read More

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Published: December 12, 2014

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Six Airline Fees Worth the Money

It’s holiday time. If you’ll be flying, you paid plenty for your ticket. The last thing you need are more airline fees. But before you shut your wallet, take a look at the following fees; they’re not expensive and they could make your life a whole lot easier. Sometimes it pays… Read More

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Updated: December 11, 2014