App of the week - PRUVO. It'll help you save money after you book a hotel room. When you book a refundable room and forward it at email@example.com. They will monitor it and let you know when the price goes down. Then they will help you rebook under the better rate, saving you a lot of money. Android and iOS, plus online at Pruvo.net.
Johnny Jet joins us to talk about the earthquakes that have struck the last few days. Though it was about 100 miles away, everyone could definitely feel it.m Here are a few tips and a plan in case of an earthquake, especially if travelling.
1. Have your phone at the ready with websites bookmarked including Tsunami.gov. You'll get a warning within minutes when you sign up.
2. Follow @NewEarthquake on Twitter
Johnny Jet was at Disneyland this week and got to see Galaxy's Edge during a private event. Johnny Jet said that there was a 90-minute line to ride the Smuggler's Run ride. You need a reservation right now, but after June 23rd, you won't. Will open at Disney World August 29th.
Leo and family traveled to Las Vegas with Southwest. He bought a super saver fare for $39 one way. It was a great trip. Johnny Jet says the real benefit is that Southwest doesn't charge for the first two bags. So you're in good shape there. Is Southwest in bad shape with the grounding of the 737 Max? Johnny Jet says that it hurt, for sure, but they're still operating, and it may reflect higher ticket prices eventually, but so far it hasn't if you're a savvy traveler. And only 5% of Southwest's fleet is the 737 Max.
Johnny Jet says that the best thing he's ever done is go on a hot air balloon safari. It's amazing to soar over the Sarenghetti looking at the animals from on high.
Johnny Jet was supposed to fly out today, but his flight was delayed. Fortunately, I had alerts from his airline, and TripIt Pro in order to get notified. He was also able to rebook through Dallas in Business Class for almost the cost of coach. He used miles, though. Johnny also recommends renting your car through Costco Travel. The prices will drop as you get closer to your travel date, and you can always cancel and rebook. But stay away from the prepay guarantee. That locks your rate in.
Leo wants to give Johnny Jet a report on using the Shaka Guide and Gypsy Guide apps while in Hawaii. Leo wasn't thrilled with the Shaka Guide, and the Gypsy Guide was a bit "cutsie." But Leo says that both were helpful with a lot of local information. In areas where you're driving around sightseeing, the Gypsy Guide is like having a guy in the back seat telling you where to go.
Johnny Jet's App of the week - RunPee. An app that will tell you when you can take a pee break in a movie. Available for iOS and Android.