Uber isn’t ubiquitous
“Uber and its junior counterpart Lyft have grown so fast that many business travelers think the ride-sharing services are everywhere. They’re not — and that’s especially true at airports, many of which push back against unlicensed and unregulated drivers. The solution? Download the apps of Flywheel and Curb, two services that offer on-demand pick-up from traditional taxi companies and other licensed drivers. Meanwhile, Groundlink is one of several apps that connect you to traditional black-car operators. And always have Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide on your mobile devices. It details all public and private options for traveling between the airport and the city.”–JOESENTME, 10/2/15
To and From Town. Among the dozens of airport-oriented apps, my favorite remains Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide. Since its earliest print incarnation, this guide has helped vast numbers of travelers decide their best get-to-town options when they arrive at an unfamiliar airport. It’s now available only as an app, for either Apple or Android phones and tablets. You can buy ($4.99) and download it from salkinternational.com, iTunes, play.google.com/store/apps, or amazon.com. It currently covers more than 460 airports around the world. (It is also available on Amazon for Kindle Fire and Fire TV.)
AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE tops the list of survival tactics for travelers who have a “nightmare” experience! JoeSentMe offers these strategic tips.
Sunday, May 28, 2014, 3PM ET
Dear JoeSentMe member:
When I finally retired my BlackBerry last year, the very first app I purchased for my new phone was the Airport Transit Guide. And that’s no surprise, since I’d been using the Guide in book form since I started traveling on business 30 years ago. Continue reading “JoeSentMe: ‘It’s Never Failed Me’” »
Leading aviation and travel authority Joe Brancatelli (“JoeSentMe”) offers sage advice this week on choosing gifts for the business traveler. He is reluctant to recommend apps — with one exception, the AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE!
There’s a gift card for that
Business travel is making what seems an unstopped transition from laptop computers to tablets and smartphones. But don’t even think of trying to outguess a business traveler when it comes to apps. With the possible exception of the indispensable Airport Transit Guide, I wouldn’t even know what to recommend. So play it safe and make it comfortable for the business traveler in your life: give a gift card. They’re available for Android systems, Apple devices, and Windows phones and tablets. You can even order a gift card for the Amazon Appstore.
For his other 11 recommendations, click here.
In response to some travel agents and travelers who miss our print edition of the ATG (suspended in 2007), be aware that our new Android app for smartphones is also available on Amazon for download to most Kindles. It’s like having the print edition with you on your journeys. And it’s only $4.99 (print edition was $9.95)! Enjoy!
And it’s available on Google Play and Amazon for most other tablets, as it is on iTunes for the iPad.
Sandy Dhuyvetter, host and producer of the longtime popular syndicated “Travel Talk Radio” and “Business Travel Radio,” aired a nine-minute interview with “ATG” Editor Ron Salk, Aug. 18, announcing the launch of his Android smartphone app. (The iPhone version was launched in 2010.) To listen in, click to “open in new window” here
“If God had intended us to fly, he would have made it easier to get to the airport.”
(Or he would have given us the Airport Transit Guide app on iPhone or Android smartphones!) –A friend of Ron Salk’s
FLASH! With ‘Airport Transit Guide’ now an Android app, you can download it to your KINDLE FIRE by going to Amazon.com. Also to your Samsung, Nexus, and most other tablets by going to Google Play Store.