Who says loyalty isn't appreciated? Follow the advice laid out in The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel
and you may find yourself wallowing in the pleasures of luxury without breaking the bank-- especially if you travel often and stick like glue to one company. Grateful airlines and hotels often respond to such brand loyalty with free seats or room upgrades, the first steps towards living the life of Riley at the same costs as those Joes cramped behind in coach. Widzer--with a business degree from Pepperdine, a career in marketing and a million-mile award from his chosen airline--knows all the ropes when it comes to the business side of travelling in comfort and explains how to ask the appropriate questions to get the desired results. If you're paying full price because you booked last minute, for example, asking for perks often gets you luxury extras. Widzer shares strategies for saving money depending on if the dollar is strong or weak; regularly obtaining airline seat, hotel room and car rental upgrades; effectively voicing (and being compensated for) complaints, as well as knowing whom to tip when. With an appendix of travel resources, this is the book for those who are willing to do their homework in order to win the prize. --Stephanie Gold
"Anyone with champagne tastes and a beer budget is sure to appreciate this very wise guidebook."
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