This book does contain some accurate information, though you should fact-check before calling your airline to demand discounts. The sales pitch is curiously dramatic.Cons
Filled with factual errors, this book is little more than a collection of travel tips for people who didn't think to check the web.Verdict
No one should buy this book or anything like it. If there were million dollar secrets to saving money on big expenses like travel, no one would be selling them for $25.
"Save on Airfare Secrets" by Tony Morrison - REVIEW
Internet users are not blind to the ridiculous claims on the website for the book. For example, the marketing site claims that one user of the book received a ticket valued at $1143 for only $143 by exploiting a computer glitch. Other claims are more mundane: free upgrades to hotels and cars, as well as free food during your flight. The claims go on and on. The implications that the airlines are attempting to force this book off the web are plastered all over the site, in one form or another.
The panic Tony Morrison is trying to induce is simply not working. Panic seldom sells products for very long – for a product to be successful, it must provide an actual value. Even with the bonus materials, “Good Seats Guide,” “Hotel Reservation Secrets Manual,” “Car Rental Secrets Manual,” and “Cruise Travel Secrets Manual,” this book’s marketing reads more like a late night television pitch than a website for a product people actually want. Users are not oblivious to the snake oil salesman in the room. Many have seen the book and warn others against its purchase.
“If you are internet-savvy and do some research online, you can find out all of the ‘secret’ information in those books.” ~Mr. T’s Pretty Cousin, Yahoo! Answers User
”I looked at the Book's website and (I know, I'm a cynic) and saw the statement ‘I've had a customer getting a $1143 ticket for $143 by exploiting loopholes in their computer systems.’ To me the customer just looked at different dates and times, I'm pretty sure the airline is not going to sell a $1143 seat for $143. Maybe I should buy the book to find out. Hmmm.” ~Tom93, Slow Travel Talk Forum
“’Save on Airfare Secrets’ is a perfect example of why you shouldn't believe everything you read. If you shell out $24.95 for this guide expecting little-known secrets, you'll most likely be disappointed, as most of the accurate advice is readily available through a quick Google search. After all, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, including a relatively inexpensive guide claiming it will save you thousands of dollars on travel.” ~Jessica Labrencis, SmarterTraveler.com
Users agree that this book is a waste of time and money, like the many other similar books. The entire genre is awash in old, bad or obvious information, designed only to bilk you out of your money. The only helpful thing about “Save on Airfare Secrets” may be the fact that the information about planning a trip is all together in one spot. Instead of hunting around for ideas about saving money on travel, like bundling hotels and airfare, this book collects these ideas together.
Don’t expect to save hundreds or thousands of dollars on your next trip, however. Whatever savings you realize will be small unless you are a member of a select group of travelers. Some suggestions in this book may even cost you more money – such as Morrison’s insistence that you should book flights through a third-party company (SmarterTraveler.com advises against this since booking direct can save you additional booking fees originating from those third-parties).
This book is a waste of your hard-earned money. Don’t buy it except out of morbid curiosity.
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