August 6, 2001
Jack Covert Selects: Jack Covert Selects - Stuck at the Airport
Harriet Baskas is often heard on NPR speaking knowledgeably about travel, and here, in Stuck at the Airport, she has written the perfect book for the friends of Jack Covert Selects. This little treasure will find an immediate place in your briefcase next to your PDA and cell phone.
In alphabetical order, Baskas offers us an individual listing of forty-six U.S., and eight international, airports. Each airport listing begins with a web address, then provides a one paragraph history of that airport. Baskas then goes in depth about the neat little treasures we have missed on all previous visits these airports. These treasures are divided up under five major categories: Get Oriented, Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Business, Explore the Airport, and Get into Town.
For example of this books wisdom, take note: LAX has an arrangement with a nearby Airport Hilton where you can work out, sauna, and shower for $10, and, it is open 24 hours. Id bet you didnt know about that little tidbit! Baskas will let you in on a number of other juicy secrets, like where you will to find the most comfortable chairs. For an example of best business services, Baskas says you need not look to Montreal, which has nothing except data ports and Internet kiosksunless you belong to an airline club.
I could go on and on, though I am sure you have seen the value of this book already. Think about it, for under $20, you will have something to do when your flight is delayed in Dallas and you have read all the current months magazines. I think so much of this book that I will offer you a no-charge return. Well, big deal, as all of our books are sold on a no-charge return. Regardless, this is a top-notch buy.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.