Greenberg is hands down the right man for the job. Here is a guy who, just for laughs, checked in a double porcelain sink as a carry-on, crisscrossed the country on six different airlines over two days to see if the flights would be on time, and tested credit-card company claims of offering global assistance in an emergency by getting stuck in a ghost town in Death Valley. Not only that, he's traveled to 120 of the world's 187 countries.
A tourist, says Greenberg, is a victim waiting to happen. The travel world is full of ridiculous and draconian rules, but there are no shortages of ways to finesse them. You just have to know what to avoid and how to ask the right questions. Greenberg explains how to get the cheapest fares, beat the Saturday-night-stay requirement, and the importance of Rule 240. He tells you the truth about frequent-flyer programs, where the secret flights and even secret seats are, and how to avoid being a PAWOB (passenger without bags). He's got tips for traveling with kids and pets, and the truth about the safety of infants flying on laps (as well as that infamous first-class flying pig). Once you've made it to your destination, he'll fill you in on the best time to call to get the lowest hotel rates, the right question to ask to get a room with good water pressure, and how to avoid hotel and rental-car rip-offs. He's even got advice for finding a cruise that lives up to its seductive description. This is one useful, fun, and readable guide. --Lesley Reed --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Highly recommend. Some of the airport security info is a little out of date but it's always changing to no fault of Peter's book.Published 15 months ago by K. Polesky
I am really impressed with the author knowledge and ability to dissect the travel industry hidden rules and show how to work around them to get some of the cost saving travel... Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by hidden_name
The full title of this book sounds great, but the book fails to deliver. Repetitive, boring, outdated and poorly organized and edited. Look online for up to date travel tips.Published on March 12, 2008 by Liamsmama
This book is mostly about airlines. I was hoping for it to be more about hotels and how to get good service. I guess I should have found some reviews before buying the book. Read morePublished on January 3, 2008 by Samantha L. Sayre
Another of his books that help save money on your travels. Buy the book and enjoy the savings.Published on October 30, 2007 by Bruce G. Roberts
I purchased this book after hearing the author speak at a Travel Show. His talk was both informative and entertaining. Read morePublished on March 10, 2006 by Stefanie
I am a frequent traveler who found the book interesting and informative about many seemingly illogical aspects of traveling the airlines. Read morePublished on January 8, 2006 by tiarella cordifolia
great start for beginner travellers, this books tells you things to do and what not to do and most importantly to have a more enjoyable tripPublished on July 7, 2005 by T. Yiong
If you have very little travel experience you may be able to get something out of this book but for the rest of the world it is a waste of time.Published on January 6, 2003 by Mocarson