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

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

Money key

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