Yearly Archives: 2011

Ed Perkins Praises ATG App as “Landmark,” “Invaluable”

Veteran travel journalist Ed Perkins — he was founding editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter reviewed us in his sydnicated weekly column and website, www.mybusinesstravel.com  He had this to say about apps “that are new to me, or upgraded”:

Salk International (www.airport-transit-guide.com) has completely overhauled its landmark Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, both in coverage and format…Currently you can download it from the iTunes store for a sale price of $4.99…I’ve used and written about this invaluable guide for almost all of the three decades of its existence, and I can only echo the rave notices posted on various travel review sites.  It’s especially helpful when you’re about to visit a foreign city for the first time.

Joe Sent Me calls ATG “probably the best investment you can make”

Last week we told Joe Brancatelli that we were posting a holiday sale for the Airport Transit Guide. Joe runs the exclusive travel website Joe Sent Me, which caters to business and professional travelers and is widely read in the travel industry. He had this to say:

The Airport Transit Guide was the bible for travelers who prefer to use mass transit to commute to and from airports around the world. Well, it was the bible until creator Ron Salk discontinued the printed guide and morphed his data on hundreds of airport transit options into an iPhone app. Now the app is the virtual bible for travelers who use mass transit for airport travel. And between November 11 and January 1, the $9.99 regular price of the app is slashed by 50 percent. If you’re an iPhone user and a business traveler, the $4.99 you’ll spend for the Airport Transit Guide is probably the best investment you can make.

We agree, and hope that the Airport Transit Guide helps you in your travels. As many reviewers and customers have noted, the app pays for itself in the first use. If you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad, give it a try.

TRAVEL INSIDER Strongly Recommends the Airport Transit Guide

David Rowell recently posted a great review of the Airport Transit Guide on his highly respected blog, The Travel Insider. We are reposting it here:

 Still talking about travel innovations, electronic books, and bargains, I’m delighted to be able to tell you about a wonderful bargain being offered for a short time by a good friend of The Travel Insider, Ron Salk.

Ron publishes a gem of a little book called the Airport Transit Guide.  It gives you wonderfully useful information on how to travel between major airports around the world and the cities they serve.  I rely on it whenever I’m going somewhere new, and often refer back to it when going somewhere familiar, too.  Ron’s been doing this for almost 30 years now and has his book and the information inside it down to a fine art (or should that be science?).

I reviewed the print version back in 2005, and last December he enhanced it to digital format, available for any type of iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad).  Since then he’s updated what he is referring to as his 25th Edition several times (updates are easier for electronic reference guides than for print ones) and now he is offering the guide at half price from today through the end of the year.  A mere $4.99.

I’ve regularly saved much more than $5 from his advice – even much more than $50; – particularly in learning how to take trains between cities and airports so this has to be one of the great travel bargains of the year.  If you have an iOS device, or know a friend who does, this would be a great present to give to yourself or to them.

Here’s a link to my review of the electronic version of Ron Salk’s Airport Transit Guide to tell you more about it, and there’s a link from there to the iTunes store if you choose to buy it.  Recommended.

We thank David for his review and highly encourage you to check out the Airport Transit Guide for yourself.

AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE APP OFFERS 50% MORE HOLIDAY TRAVEL SAVINGS

LONG BEACH, CA—Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide is helping travelers save even more time, stress and money this holiday season by offering the guide at 50% off.  The guide is available on iTunes for $4.99 from November 11 through January 1, instead of the regular price of $9.99.

The guide can also be sent as a gift through the iTunes “gift this app” option, and makes a great gift for any traveler who has an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, often referred to as “the bible for the air traveler,” is now digitally published as a standalone app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app replaced the 28-year old print edition to provide easier access and updates to travelers, and includes more than 10,000 changes since the last print edition, as well as free updates.

The app includes:

  • Taxi rates to the city and outlying points, plus tipping advice
  • Prices, Schedules and Routes  for airport coaches, limousines, shuttles, trains, subways and buses
  • Website and telephone listing of airports, taxi, and shuttle-limousine services
  • Airport parking rates
  • Inter-airport connections, cruise-port transfers, helicopter service and much more!

The guide functions as an aid to the traveler who asks, “How do I get from the airport to the city?” The guide has long been one of the most highly regarded travel guides since its debut in 1982 and now covers nearly 500 airports around the world and thousands of transit options, including fares and schedules.

“Most travelers who have used the guide have told me that it paid for itself on its very first use,” said Ron Salk, editor and publisher of Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide. “It is designed to give choices that will save the traveler time and money, while reducing stress upon arrival.”

As an app, the guide provides easily searchable information without the need for cell phone service or an Internet connection, which is not always reliable in unfamiliar locations. The new app, when used with a wireless connection, provides one-touch phone dialing and website access to airports and transportation companies all over the world.

“The guide completes the world traveler’s digital arsenal of flight, hotel, and restaurant apps, and provides a wealth of information with a few simple touches.” Salk said.  “We’re hoping that this holiday season, we can help traveler find easy, quick and affordable options to get to their destination.”

BBC PRAISES ‘AIRPORT TRANSIT GUIDE’ APP

The BBC-TV’s FastTrack travel segment today praised the Airport Transit Guide as an invaluable aid to the traveler, calling attention to the app’s interactive links and its thorough coverage of nearly 500 airports around the world.  The segment was repeated throughout the day.  Thank you, British Broadcasting Corporation, for your kind words.   Here, following tips on saving and trading your airline miles, is the BBC’s segment on the Airport Transit Guide iPhone app.