Category Archives: Reviews

‘BUSINESS TRAVEL RADIO’ Spotlights ‘ATG’ in Nationwide Interview

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

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‘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.

 

AT&T: “ATG IS A MUST-HAVE DOWNLOAD FOR THE JET SET”

A recent quarterly AT&T newsletter to more than 6 million subscribers featured five “must have” apps for the jet set.  The Airport Transit Guide was one of them.  Click here for complete review, and tell your friends, even those who have Verizon!

NY Times’ Tedeschi Recommends ‘Airport Transit Guide’ as ‘One of My Top 3 Airport Apps’

Bob Tedeschi, “App Smart,” reviewed the Airport Transit Guide  today, saying that “anyone who plans to travel internationally more than once in a lifetime would do well to download the guide.”  For the complete review, go to The New York Times.

‘JoeSentMe’ Picks the ‘Must-Have’ Business Travel Apps for 2012

Joe Brancatelli (“JoeSentMe”) has just published his selection of the apps every business traveler must have in 2012, with the Airport Travel Guide’s iPhone/iPad/iPod app as one of only five in the airport category.  He says, “Here are the absolute essential apps that improve the quality of your life on the road,” and he calls the Airport Transit Guide “an irreplaceable resource.”  To see the complete list of “Must-Have” Business Travel Apps, go to http://bit.ly/yyQPqQ

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.

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.