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Books for Frequent Fliers

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Following are reviews of selected books related to travel, marketing, and other topics likely to be of interest to visitors to the site. Most orders are handled by, which pays a small commission to this site.

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Mileage Pro – The Insider’s Guide to Frequent Flyer Programs

by Randy Petersen & Tim Winship

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Paperback – 204 pages (November 2005)

OAG Worldwide Inc.

ISBN: 0977629503

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The definitive “how to” book on frequent flyer programs. How to choose a program, earn the most miles, and generally get the most value from airline, hotel and credit card loyalty programs. Co-authored by Tim Winship (publisher of this website) and Randy Petersen.

Air Sick Humor

by William K. Joric

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Paperback – 112 pages (November 25, 1999)

Outcalt & Associates, Inc.

ISBN: 0967653401


A collection of humorous stories — all the funnier for being true – from pilots, flight attendants and other travel professionals.

Up In the Air

by Walter Kirn

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Hardcover – 256 pages (July 2001)


ISBN: 0385497105


The novel’s protagonist is driven by a single consuming desire in life: to earn 1 million frequent flyer miles. Sound familiar?

The Unofficial Business Traveler’s Pocket Guide:165 Tips Even the Best Business Traveler May Not Know

by Christopher J. McGinnis

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Paperback – 188 pages (August 1998)


ISBN: 0070453802


“The Business Traveler’s Pocket Guide” promises “165 tips even the best business travelers may not know.” It delivers that, and more. Get it. Read it.
Inside the Sky

Inside the Sky : A Meditation on Flight

by William Langewiesche

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Hardcover – 288 pages 1 edition

Published by Pantheon Books

Publication date: June 1998

ISBN: 0679429832


This is a philosopher’s-eye-view of flying. To read Mr. Langewiesche’s meditations on the effects of flight on history, politics, culture and perception is to be lifted (if only temporarily) above the all-too-earthly rigors of everyday travel.
Hard Landing

Hard Landing : The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

by Thomas Petzinger Jr.

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Paperback, 594 pages

Published by Times Books

Publication date: January 1, 1997

ISBN: 081292835


Frequent flyer programs are a byproduct of airline deregulation. “Hard Landing” is the story of deregulation, with particular emphasis on the its downside.
The Loyalty Effect

The Loyalty Effect : The Hidden Force Behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value

by Frederick F. Reichheld, Thomas Teal

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Hardcover, 336 pages

Published by Harvard Business School Pr

Publication date: March 1, 1996

ISBN: 0875844480


This is loyalty taken to the ultimate level. In the view of Reichheld (a Bain & Company consultant), loyalty is nothing less than the essential organizing principle of long-term success in business. A compelling read for anyone associated with loyalty programs in their more mundane marketing guise.
Frequent Flyer Foibles

Frequent Flyer Foibles

by Finkstrom, Gary Fink, Jack Lindstrom, Randy Evert

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Paperback – 110 pages

Published by Finkstrom Productions

Publication date: October 1995

ISBN: 1888016000


This is a compilation of travel-related comics. As the authors say: “This book is dedicated to the millions of business Frequent Flyers who routinely suffer the multiple indignities of flight in the hope that humor, sarcasm, cynicism and vindictiveness will help lighten the load without having to toss their luggage overboard. If, in spite of our best efforts, you find this book the least bit offensive or in bad taste… you’re just not flying often enough.” Amen.