FareCompare Travel Tips & Advice
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Americans are clearly looking for fun at Thanksgiving. Why else would Fun City* (New York) be the number one destination and Las Vegas number two? You can probably guess where Orlando is.

*When this phrase debuted in the mid-1960s, it was pure sarcasm but New York has long since regained its fun-ness.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

When was the last time you saw an empty seat on a flight? It may have been awhile, considering that nearly 70 million of us crammed onto U.S. airline planes in August alone meaning load factors were at a record high. If you feel a bit like a flying sardine these days, you’re not alone.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Most of us don’t get sick on planes. But, it happens – and with cold and flu season coming up, it could pay to take a few extra precautions.

NOTE: I’m no doctor so consult a health care professional if you have any big worries, especially if traveling to a country where dangers lurk. If you’ll be flying in and out of regions where Ebola is a concern, please read this fact sheet from the U.S. State Department.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

If you’ll be flying this Thanksgiving, be prepared for delays. So says FareCompare CEO and airline industry analyst Rick Seaney who adds, “I always treat holiday travel as an all-day event.” LISTEN: Rick’s been there; this is how he copes.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

If you’re not familiar with the change fee, it’s time to learn especially now with many of us making expensive holiday flight reservations. You could avoid a nasty surprise. As much as $200 worth of nastiness.

LISTEN: Travel expert Rick Seaney hates nasty surprises.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

We’ve got solutions for problems you can fix and coping mechanisms for those you can’t.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney explains dead zones: periods when no one wants to fly, and when no one wants to fly, ticket prices go down, down, down.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

Still don’t have your Thanksgiving airline tickets yet? Shop now but as you shop, pay special attention to your itinerary’s return date.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:35am EDT