* Demystifies Priceline.com, the often confusing and intimidating Web site where travelers can bid for the lowest airfares and hotel prices, but without knowing flight times, airlines, or hotel locations * Offers little-known informed bidding techniques and other means of "gaming the system" * Helps people understand what they're bidding for, their rights, Priceline's terms and confusing hotel zones system, and how to improve their odds * Arms the reader with tips on how to save on car rentals, mortgages, and online banking as well as hotels and plane tickets
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: What Priceline Can Do for You.Chapter 1: Have We Met? Getting Acquainted with Priceline.Chapter 2: Is Priceline Right for You?Chapter 3: Knowing the Rules and Your Rights.Chapter 4: The Basics of Bidding.Part II: Up, Up, and Away! Buying Plane Tickets on Priceline.Chapter 5: Straighten Up and Fly Right: Knowing Your Options.Chapter 6: Building an Airline Bid Strategy.Chapter 7: Bidding On and Winning a Flight.Chapter 8: Dealing with Air-Travel Problems.Part III: Nabbing a Hotel Room with Priceline.Chapter 9: Taking Control of Your Hotel Options.Chapter 10: Bidding Smarter for Hotels.Chapter 11: Bidding On and Winning a Hotel Room.Chapter 12: Solving Common Hotel Problems.Part IV: Hot Wheels: Renting a Car through Priceline.Chapter 13: Driving within Priceline's Lanes.Chapter 14: Bidding On and Winning a Rental Car.Chapter 15: Fixing Rental-Car Problems.Part V: More Priceline Products.Chapter 16: No Bidding Required: Buying Priceline Vacations.Chapter 17: Bidding for Mortgages.Chapter 18: Using Priceline around the World.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Rules for Bidding.Chapter 20: Ten Web Sites to Check before You Bid.Chapter 21: Ten Top Domestic Hotel Cities.Chapter 22: Ten Top International Hotel Cities.Glossary.Index.
Sascha Segan is the author of Fly Safe, Fly Smart and a columnist for Frommers.com. He uses Priceline.com to save thousands of dollars on flights and vacations around the globe.