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Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury (英语) 平装 – 2011年6月16日

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  • 出版社: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2011年6月16日)
  • 平装: 265页
  • 语种: 英语
  • ISBN: 146101543X
  • 条形码: 9781461015437
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Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and speaker on global travel, diplomacy and international affairs. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state - Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown almost 2 million miles and visited more than 80 countries. He is also the founder and CEO of Kralev International LLC, a travel consulting and training company.

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平均4.0 星 No Such Thing as a Free Lunch 2011年8月22日
评论者 Anne Fleming - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
版本: 平装 已确认购买
Kralev presents his method of using online, 3d-party flight data sources to piece together itineraries with an eye towards avoiding the more expensive packaged junkets assembled by airlines, and maximizing mileage for rewards. While I enjoyed the book, and it's ideal for frequent travelers, it is not practical for the vast majority of travelers, who only fly occasionally.

To be fair, Kralev's introduction clarifies that the time required to master his strategy likely isn't worth it for leisure travelers flying once or twice a year (though one might argue that revelation only follows the purchase of the book...). And the book did have three big pluses for me: (1) it provides a peak behind the curtain obscuring airline pricing and practices; (2) it gives a balanced look at the practical benefits and failings of the biggest frequent flier programs; and (3) is a well-written, entertaining yarn, that accessibly translates complex techniques.

However, one of Kralev's stated goals is "to give ordinary people . . . the opportunity to travel to other countries, experience different cultures and try to understand points of view they may not agree with." While that goal is laudable, it's unlikely that most travelers will get much closer to it by reading this book. Let's face it, the lowest threshold for domestic airline rewards, 25,000 miles, is hard to hit, and 100,000 for the top "elite" category is a pipe dream for most people. Indeed, Kralev's focus on the perks associated with elite status will likely be off-putting for more modest travelers (I'm sorry you got stuck with a sandwich instead of a salad during meal-service, Kralev. I'd be sorrier if I weren't still stuck in the airport after your elite self jumped my place on the standby list).

Kralev does throw a few tidbits to the hoi polloi: family travel banking the miles necessary to save on future bag fees, for example, but most families can't afford one much less two flights a year. Likewise, his tip to use points on domestic flights for international travel is well-taken, but a free upgrade doesn't do anything to defray the $1000+ cost of a coach seat on the cheapest international flights. Further, Kralev spent relatively little time on the downside of points accumulation: the airlines move reward targets arbitrarily; points usually expire after a year; and non-flying mile accumulation methods like airline charge cards come with huge downsides, such as higher interest rates and fees.

Don't get me wrong, this is a superb book for those whose work or lifestyle involve frequent travel. I also love to read about the inner-workings of industry, so enjoyed the more academic appeal of the book. However, readers should not expect this book will allow them to leverage the annual family flight home for Christmas into a first-class European vacation on United. The Kralev meal comes with a full shift in the kitchen, washing up.
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平均5.0 星 Now I can beat the airlines at their own game! 2011年9月10日
评论者 D.A. Code - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
版本: 平装 已确认购买
My family flies a lot, and in the past couple years, we noticed that the time leading up to each trip was filled with more anxiety and dread than before. It seems the odds were decreasing that our flights would leave on time and connect smoothly. And we felt surrounded by crabby people, especially the gate agents and flight attendants in Economy.

Thanks to Mr. Kralev's book, we are now taking advantage of mileage points and perks that we didn't know we were entitled to. It was easy to qualify for Elite status, and knowledge is indeed power: now we are more prepared, and less anxious before each flight, because we now have a plan to help us do 3 key things:
1) Seek upgrades to lessen the pain of air travel;
2) Find out about flight delays and cancellations before other passengers, so we can re-book even before leaving home for the airport; and
3) Seek compensation when airline staff treat us poorly.

Let's face it: sometimes the airlines really play dirty, and one often feels ill-treated. This book gives you both armor and new hope that you can actually begin to ENJOY traveling again. At first, I balked at the high price of the book. Now, having read and re-read it, it has already saved me plenty of money, and provided a lot of fun by learning the behind-the-scenes tricks of the trade. I recommend it most highly.
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平均5.0 星 Awesome Book by a True Genius!!!! Must Buy For Travelers! 2011年8月22日
评论者 K - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
版本: 平装 已确认购买
Hesitate no more about buying this book! I absolutely couldn't set this book down (keep in mind, I don't usually take the time to read a full book). This was an excellent, educational experience. I couldn't wait to finish this book and put it into practice. I actually don't travel more than 1-2 times per year. But with a family of 5, it's pretty important to us that when we do travel, we would like to get the best deal possible. And the more savings we can make, the more we can travel. Nicholas Kralev is an absolute expert, and he manages to put this into simple English. He writes it in the perfect order so that you and I can learn & put it into practice. He also summarizes at the end of each chapter, which is really helpful when you go to book your trip. I'll be rereading this book again and again.

I found an airfare on Expert Flyer, but couldn't find it on the airlines website. I emailed him through the books website, and he emailed back (the same day!!!) with the solution, the problem, and all the details I needed to bring to the travel agent to find my itinerary. He even listed all the taxes-broken down, conditions/rules, etc. I have never seen such a personal touch like this, where the author will take their own time to help someone out so thoroughly. Absolutely amazing.

I can't wait to give this book to several people in my life that travel. If you travel even a little bit, you will truely appreciate this book. And you'll wish you've had this incredible knowledge all along.

Thank you, Nicholas Kralev, for taking the time to share your expertise with the rest of us!
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平均5.0 星 The Big Reveal 2011年8月25日
评论者 clarezview - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
版本: 平装 已确认购买
Decoding Air Travel is the Pelican Brief of airfares and frequent flyer miles. Finally, the system behind all the letters, numbers and complicated rules is REVEALED. If you have ever been confused, frustrated and felt as though you were running in the dark without a flashlight when you were scheduling an airline trip (as I have, almost every time I reserve a flight), you MUST read this book.

Living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes me dependent on air travel and so I was very interested in what Nicholas Kralev could teach me about making sense of the entire process of booking flights and SAVING money in the process. So,I signed up for a webinar on the Kralev Method website (kralevinternational.com), but due to an impending hurricane on the East Coast and time zone constraints, Mr. Kralev offered me a private Skype session instead. AMAZZZZING! learned so much more in the skype session than I could ever even imagine. I now want to sign up a small local business for a private seminar, if Mr. Kralev will book a flight out here! I urge everyone to sign up for a webinar or a seminar. I am a visual learner and having Mr. Kralev walk me through the process step by step was a gigantic help.

If you need to make flight plans and you dont have your own jet then, go get this book!