The Unconventional Guide to Discount Airfare (E-Book Review)
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In the last 6 years, Chris Guillebeau has traveled to 83 countries. Sound expensive? It’s not as bad as you’d think.
On average, Chris paid only $342 for each of his flights.
In his new e-book, The Unconventional Guide to Discount Airfare, Chris shares the strategies and tactics which have allowed him to travel so much for so little.
It comes at a perfect time, with rising oil costs pushing up ticket prices and airlines slapping on all sorts of hidden extra charges.
Chris shares his firsthand knowledge on everything from how to hitch a ride on a plane to how to get instant elite status with airlines like American Airlines, Continental, Delta and more. At a glance, here’s what’s included in the 29-page book:
- Surviving Travel in North America: A look at the budget airlines available in North America, tips on how to get airline lounge access, as well as how to get instant elite status with American Airlines and other airlines.
- Beyond Travelocity: A detailed look at other online options for booking flights, including advice on how to hitch a ride on an airplane.
- Alternative Routings, Free Stopovers, and Unusual Ideas: Specific tips on ways to maximize your flying experience through little-known alternative routes and free stopover options.
- Contrarian Travel: Suggestions for ways to save money by going against the grain, including a section on how to get free rental cars.
- Surviving Euroshock in Europe: Practical advice for US travelers suffering the poor exchange rate with the Euro.
- Across the Pacific: A look at cheap ways to travel to and around Asia, with tips on discount airlines and alternative routes.
- Premium Travel: Suggestions on how you can get out of Economy class without spending more money.
- Awards Tickets: Strategies to maximize the benefit of your awards program.
- Faraway Places: Chris has extensive experience traveling through Africa, Latin America and Australia and the South Pacific, and here he shares some advice on cheaper ways of traveling around these regions.
- Round the World and Regional Passes: An excellent overview of different RTW options and regional passes you can use to see more of the world for the same amount of money.
That’s what’s included now – Chris will be updating the e-book in the future, offering free updates to anyone who purchases the e-book now.
The only drawback to Chris’ guide is that it is geared towards readers from the USA or Canada, which leaves the rest of us wishing for more. But if you’re North American, the book is definitely worth the investment.
TravelBlogs readers can take advantage of a special $5 discount offer on the e-book, bringing the total price under $20. If you have a few flights planned, I have no doubt that Chris’ strategies and tactics will help you save a lot more money than that.
On the off-chance that you don’t like it, Chris is offering a full refund for anyone who feels the e-book isn’t worth the $20. There’s no time limit on that guarantee. I guess he’s confident in his product!
To take advantage of the TravelBlogs discount, quote TB as your discount code. You can download a 2-page sample of the guide here.
Buy now for $19.97: The Unconventional Guide to Discount Airfare
Other E-Books written by travel bloggers:
- The Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself by Chris Guillebeau
- Travelling Europe: Indie Travel Guide by Craig Martin (currently priced at only $5.95!)
- How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets by Elizabeth Sanberg