Yearly Archives: 2013


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.

The Wisdom of Jonathan Winters

“If God had intended us to fly, he would have made it easier to get to the airport.”

                                                                                              –Jonathan Winters

(Or he would have given us the Airport Transit Guide app on iPhone or Android smartphones!)  –A friend of Ron Salk’s

‘JoeSentMe’ Won’t Forgive Us

Now For Your Android Phone: The Airport Transit Guide I understand why he made the move, but I’ve never completely forgiven the affable Ron Salk for retiring the print edition of the Airport Transit Guide. That compact little book was one of my constant companions on the road because it gave complete, concise airport-to-city travel information and options. Salk made the move to app-only late in 2010, but it was only available for iPhone. Now Salk has released an edition for smartphones that run Android. It sells for $4.99 and you can get it from the Android marketplace here. The iPhone edition is here. Go buy it. You’ll save money and learn things

‘The Travel Insider’ Welcomes ‘ATG’ Android App

Salk’s Airport Transit Guide now Available on Android

I’ve written several times about Ron Salk’s wonderful Airport Transit Guide, and every time I enthusiastically endorse it as a must-have travel companion when you’re going to unfamiliar destinations.

Formerly a printed book, he switched to eBook format a few years ago, initially only for iOS – iPhones and iPads.  The most recent version of the eBook came out just a month ago, and I reviewed it here.

And now, at long last, it is available for Android powered devices, too.  You can now get it through the Google Store (it is an App, not a Book) and hopefully perhaps even already today, through the Amazon Marketplace too.

You’ll find it $5 very well spent.



LONG BEACH, Calif.–After some two years of success as an app on iPhone and iPad, Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide, arrived July 3 as an Android app for smartphones, available at Google’s Play Store and, shortly, at Amazon Apps.  It sells for $4.99, including free updates to this version (1.3), and covers more than 460 airports worldwide.  A Lite version, offering two sample cities, is free.”In response to many hundreds of requests from smartphone owners, we finally had to launch the Android app,” said Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Ron Salk. “We should have done so sooner, but other priorities intervened,” he added.

Designated 25th Edition, Version 1.3, it features more airports than ever before, hundreds of data changes, and new search functions.   Once it is downloaded to the user’s device, a wireless connection is not needed to access detailed price, schedule, and route information for taxis, shuttles, limousines, buses, and trains, as well as parking rates and other useful advice.   See: Continue reading “‘ATG’ NOW AN ANDROID APP!” »



[The Travel Insider] This Week’s Newsletter

An iPhone/iPad App Which Is All the Better for Ignoring My Suggestions

The excellent Airport Transit Guide app - now improved and extended.

The excellent Airport Transit Guide app – now improved and extended.
Usually I find it hard to write positively about products that ignore my suggestions for improvements, but in this case, the product is all the finer for having ignored the suggestions I offered to the company’s owner.  Please read on, I’ll explain.
One of my favorite ‘tools’ that helps me appear as an all-knowing Travel Insider is Ron Salk’s Airport Transit Guide.  For many years this was an annually updated tiny book that one could travel conveniently with, giving one valuable information on how to get between airports and the cities they serve. Continue reading “‘TRAVEL INSIDER’ LAUDS ‘ATG’” »



LONG BEACH, Calif.–An updated and enhanced version of Salk International’s Airport Transit Guide app for iPhone and iPad is now available at the iTunes App Store. It sells for $4.99, but the updated version is free to those who have already purchased the app.  A Lite Version offering two sample cities is free.  The full version covers more than 460 airports.

In a related announcement, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Ron Salk said that, in response to numerous requests from smartphone owners, the app is expected to be on Android by the end of June. Continue reading “‘ATG’ RELEASES VERSION 1.3 FOR iPHONE/iPAD WITH UPDATES, NEW FUNCTIONS; ANDROID TO FOLLOW FOR SMARTPHONES!” »