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 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The second edition of "The Official Frequent Flyer Guidebook," a comprehensive catalog of 53 airline, hotel, affinity card and car rental frequent flyer programs is now available. Conveniently packaged and easy to use, the guidebook is a must for both the frequent flyer aficionado and the novice traveler.
 In 1993, more than 35 million travelers will take 190 million business trips, spending 900 million nights on the road, according to Krissa Thompson, research director for InsideFlyer magazine. This adds up to more than 9 million free travel awards available to travelers savvy enough to take advantage of the frequent travel programs. For travelers looking for the most accommodating and rewarding programs, the guidebook provides the answers.
 "The Official Frequent Flyer Guidebook" is packed with the most up- to-date program specifics. The guidebook highlights every aspect of award earning and redeeming, helping travelers maximize their program miles and points. Additional information includes:
 -- Earning procedures, key telephone numbers, membership conditions, and complete award schedules for 41 domestic American and international frequent flyer programs;
 -- benefit and credit information, terms, conditions and comprehensive award descriptions for 11 frequent guest programs;
 -- an award blackout calendar which highlights the days available for free travel;
 -- a comprehensive comparison chart of awards by destination;
 -- more than 100 pages of comparison charts, frequent travel advice and resource information.
 Author Randy Petersen is known as the leading authority on frequent traveler programs worldwide. The Wall Street Journal referred to Petersen as "the most influential frequent flyer in America." He has packaged his knowledge in a handy guidebook that literally puts the power of intelligent traveling at the fingertips of the estimated 35 million people who belong to one or more of the various programs.
 The first edition of the guidebook, published in 1990, became a surprise bestseller and the second edition is likely to follow suit. The guidebook, an indispensable tool for travel agents, business people and leisure travelers, will be updated and published annually.
 The art of traveling has now become the science of optimizing frequent traveler programs. This book takes away the guess work and affords travelers the knowledge to get the most for their money and travel.
 The Official Frequent Flyer Guidebook is available by calling 800-487-8893 or by placing a special order at your local bookstore. The cost per book is $14.99 plus $3 shipping and handling.
 Published by AirPress, a unit of FlightPlan Inc., publisher of InsideFlyer, InsideFlyer International; and primary information source for USA Today's Frequent Flyer Hotline.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Randy Petersen is available for interviews or can contribute to your publication. He can be reached directly at 719-597-8899./
 /CONTACT: Lisa Hawthorne, media director of AirPress, 719-597-8889/

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