Cheap Flights on Your Phone by Steven Jones is a good and meaningful book for a gamut of people that often fly for various reasons. The book is like a travel blogger’s diary – the author has spent many decades in the aviation industry, flies often, and is an entrepreneur. Thus, the tips and guidance presented in the book are first-hand information for new and seasoned fliers.
The book is a short read with just 12 useful chapters, ranging from history of ticket booking to how book tickets using the African Tours Guide website and the app to taking advantage of overbooking and much in between.
Just after the history of air ticket booking, the author shifts focus to African Tours Guide’s special tricks and tips that can save substantial money on each booking. It’s a sort of company like Make My Trip and Trip Advisor. Steven then dedicatedly shows how to book tickets on the android app, the website, and on iphone and how to save money with low-cost to premium airlines.
What’s really inside the book and takeaways for all? Read on the following pointers:
Difference between low-cost and premium airlines? And how you can have a seat in the premium airlines with a low-cost airliner like ticket?
Insights on Miles – the more you fly, the more points you get. However, do all airlines give credits in Miles programs – some of the best ones are: Start Alliance, One World, and Sky Team. Miles Major Programs: Are they good or bad – did they force you to fly often and buy expensive tickets? Cheap tickets and the miles points – you got to decide.
By using smart strategy and flexibility you can be that evergreen traveler who always pays less and gets all good comforts.
Saving while flying is the core objective of this book. Whether booking directly on the airline site or consolidated partners websites, one can always save money by choosing the options carefully…one such good example is ticket guarantee and insurance.
There are two extremely good chapters on Dos and Donts. Why is it necessary to fasten seat belt all the time – you can understand by reading that inside story where hundreds of passengers got scalped in a turbulence.
Given many examples from Singapore Airlines – their no discount policy and more.
The story of a girl mentioned in the overbooking chapter is engaging. One needs a keen eye to take advantage of overbooking. Steven will help you inside the book.
There had been a great chapter on Mistake Fares. Error fares examples – Cathay Pacific sold $21,900 seats for $922. Look out for error fares!
That’s not all. Once you get inside the book, you will really have a good grasp of the things and by implementing strategies and tricks given in the book, one can really save hundreds of dollars per trip. On a personal note, I found that the book is goldmine for those travel abroad a lot.
Definitely you can learn how to budget your air travel. Reading this book means –strategy and tools to save you money on your next flight.
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