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Free Newsletter Signup Options

Our new enhanced newsletter service gives you six choices of newsletter.  You are free to choose whichever one best suits your purpose, and, if you wish, you can choose more than one - even all six different options.

Please read through the explanatory notes and then decide which options you wish to take, and help yourself accordingly.

What is the Difference in the Six Newsletters?

Our newsletters are compilations (digests) of our blog entries.  Choose how often you wish these to be emailed to you, and whether you wish to be sent the full text of each entry or a shorter excerpt which you could then click on to go see the full article text if of interest.

Express :  Each time we post a blog entry, we email you the full article.  We typically post somewhere between about zero and three articles per day.

Express Summary :  We send you a short excerpt of the first part of each blog article we write.  If it is of interest, you can click on it to go read it in full on the website.

Daily Full Text :  Early each morning (Pacific time) we send you a complete compilation of all the previous day's blog entries.  Some days there are no blog entries, some days there may be two or three.

Daily Summary :  Like the daily full text newsletter, but this one contains the first part of each blog article and you can click on any of these to then go and see the full text.

Weekly Full Text :  Early every Friday morning (Pacific time) we send you a complete compilation of all the previous week's blog entries.

Weekly Summary :  Like the weekly full text newsletter, but this one contains the first part of each blog article and you can click on any of these to then go and see the full text.

Which is the Best Choice for You?

That is entirely up to you, and if you wish, why not experiment and choose multiple options, then cancel off the ones you find less helpful.

The two main differences are the timeliness of the articles you receive and the length of the email sent to you.

Occasionally we write about short term special deals, airfare sales, and suchlike.  If you're only getting the weekly version, you might miss out on these.  So perhaps in such a case it might make sense to get the Express Summary as well as the weekly, that way you can quickly glance at articles as they come in, and get a full week collation each Friday.

If your email inbox is limited in size, or if you have a slow internet connection, you might want to choose the summary rather than the full text version, particularly for the weekly compilation which will contain the most articles.

How to Fill in the Form

Sorry about the form below this - we can't influence the design of it, so we will instead do our best to help make it easy for you to understand.

Most people will ignore everything in the first part except for putting in your email address.  The other options are of little relevance for most people (but help yourself to them too if you wish).

In the second part, simply check the newsletter versions you wish, and uncheck the ones you do not wish.

In the third part, if you can't read the image, please refresh the web page (F5) to cause a new image to display.  If you refresh, you may need to then re-enter your email address, and you'll definitely have to re-select/deselect the newsletter options you want.

Feel free to ask if any questions.  And welcome to the Travel Insider newsletter.

What Happens Next?

After you click on the 'Subscribe Me' button there will be a short pause, then the page will return.  Scroll down and now you'll either be told that you have successfully joined, or else you'll be told of any problems that occurred (typically to do with typing in the pesky verification code).

You will be sent an email within a few seconds to the email address you provided, and you need to click the link in that to confirm your subscription.

Most important - please add [email protected] to your contact list and/or email white list so you will receive our newsletters and not have them intercepted by any hyper-active spam filters that might be lurking in your email server.

Because we talk about large sums of money (when discussing airline profits/losses) we are sometimes trapped by spam filters that think we might be a Nigerian spammer.  Because we talk about sales and discounts all the time, that makes us seem like a different sort of scammer.  And because we sometimes refer to Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, or one of the other Virgin airlines around the world, that can trip yet another type of spam filter!

So please do make sure you get our newsletters.

Every newsletter you get has a link at the bottom of it for unsubscribing or for changing your subscription preferences.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Once again, welcome to our newsletter.  We started writing this in 2001, and hope to continue doing so with your support for many years to come into the future.



You may freely reproduce or distribute articles on our website and blog for noncommercial purposes as long as you give credit to me as original writer.



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