Rick Seaney, co-founder of FareCompare.com - is a world-class air travel expert.
FareCompare.com presides over a kingdom of sophisticated software that searches out fares and destinations at a billion combinations per query - while keeping track of 500 airlines serving more than 270,000 markets around the globe.
And all of Rick's data is updated continuously - in real-time.
No wonder he's the media's go-to guy for all things air travel. He's got the answers. And he loves to share his knowledge.
That's why Rick and the team created FareCompare.com - to help everyone become an air travel expert, and get the best deals first -- every time they fly.
That said, you can always find a lot of gifts available on airline websites (many of which can earn you, the gift-giver, some frequent flier miles) and I’ve listed some of my favorities below - take a look:
Best and Worst Mother’s Day Gifts: The Airline List
Pictured, left, is Frontier Airlines’ spokesmodel Larry the Lynx. Handsome devil, isn’t he?
Anyway, Larry, Grizwald the Bear, Jack the Rabbit and the other wildlife creatures that adorn Frontier’s aircraft could be in danger – and employees and fans rallied today in downtown Denver to try and save them.
You see, ever since Republic Airways bought Frontier – and its now sister-carrier, Midwest – there’s been talk about re-branding both airlines into one new entity, with an all new name, logo, and all the rest. And that means, bye-bye Larry and his colleagues.
So the rallying cried of the day, says the Denver Post, has been “Save Our Animals, Save Our Tails”. Will they soon be saying, “Save the Cookies” in Milwaukee?
I have to say I was a little taken aback when ABC asked me to come up with a few words on where’d I’d go in a hot tub time machine – until I remembered that the movie, “Hot Tub Time Machine” was coming out today.
Well in that case…I decided to visit Noah’s Ark. And since we’re in the midst of March Madness, my thoughts turned to basketball – and I figured who better to accompany me than one of the all time greats of NBA coaching, the late and lamented Red Auerbach.
Terry Maxon over at the Airline Biz Blog noticed something a little unusual though; in Fortune’s listings of “most admired” companies by industry, Southwest actually came in behind Singapore, Continental and Delta – but the reporter thinks he knows why: “The Top 50 list is voted on by businesspeople from all industries. The industry lists are voted on by the people from that particular industry.”
I know it’s only March, but how can this possibly topped?
And it involves Ryanair (“why yes, you will have to pay to use the toilet“) so you know it’s going to be good.
Anyway, on Ryanair, you can sometimes buy a scratch-off lottery ticket – just another way to make some money – and on a recent flight from Poland to Midlands in the UK, one lucky fellow won the big jackpot of 10,000 euros – which is a little more than $13,500. Not bad.
Except – except that wasn’t good enough for the unnamed winner. He wanted the cash, and he wanted the cash now.
When the cabin crew tried to explain that they don’t have that kind of money just sitting around on the airplane and he’d have to contact the lottery company, he became so irate that he – well, he ate his ticket.
Yeah, that’s showing them, pal!
I would like to report that the other passengers immediately jumped the guy and started ramming their hands down his throat, but that would not be true.