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

Pink flip flops sticking out of the sand on the beach.

Summer Travel Tip #4: Memorial Day Weekend

This is the fourth in our ongoing series of vacation planning tips; see the complete list below. Some of these tips will save you frustration. Some will save you money. Summer Travel Tip: Memorial Day We’re starting to see warnings at airports across the country. Let’s spell it out: Get… Read More