travel apps

Johnny Jet ...Check your equipment

Episode 1602

Johnny Jet says that before you book your flight, always look at what birds they're using for that flight. You can find that out online as you book Not all planes are created equal. Johnny Jet uses Google Flights, but also goes to the airline website to find out what plane is flying on your flight. You want a wide body whenever possible. 

And if you fly American, when you fly, you can get free upgrades in the off season. 

Johnny Jet... nature calls

Johnny Jet

Episode 1586

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.

Johnny Jet ... In the City

Johnny Jet

Episode 1578

Johnny Jet is delivering a travel speech in Dallas this week - his fifth in three months! 

App of the week - Shaka Guide. There are four different narrated tours for driving around Hawaii.  Another version - the GPSy Guide. iOS and Android. $3.99-9.99, all over the US. As you drive, the app picks up your GPS and gives you a tour of where you are at. Plus, you don't need a cellular connection to use it. Leo is going to use them and compare.