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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

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

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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

Airplane flying through the clouds

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