Leo tells Johnny Jet that he's impressed with just how good cruising is now thanks to technology. The Wi-Fi has gotten much faster and the pay service is getting more affordable. $30 for three hours, which you can stretch out by logging off when you're done and stopping the clock. Johnny Jet says that the new ships are smaller in space, because of all the technology. If you want space, you are better off cruising on the older ships.
App of the week - Slow Shutter Cam. It will allow you to create a longer exposure by merging several shorter exposures. Great in low light. Motion Blur. $1.99 iOS.
Lately, Johnny Jet has been frustrated with Uber and Lyft drivers that are late, and have no room to stow his luggage. So he's starting to use Blacklane. It's about two to three times more expensive, but it's more of a limo service with professional drivers. It's all around the world and they use roomy cars. They show up early and wait for you, not the other way around. And you can use your phone to order it.
Travel Tip of the Week - Wear your backpack in the front of you when you're walking around. There are a lot of pickpockets who can get into your backpack without you knowing it, but if you wear the pack in the front, they can't get to it.
Website of the Week - US State Department Travel Advisories: Information for the country your visiting. It'll include scams, problem places, and other travel advisories. And also read Canada's, Great Britain's, and even Australia's.
Leo wanted tips traveling to Barcelona. Johnny Jet says go to Park Güell. That's a must. But unfortunately, they charge for it now, so bring cash. He also recommends wearing a Scott E Vest. They're's tons of pockets and you can bring just about anything with you. If you have keys or cameras, put a TILE GPS tracker on it.
Gentle WakeUp has a new app code - JOHNNYJET gets you $20 off and opens up some free studs. Android only.
App of the week - Gentle WakeUp, Sleep Alarm Clock and Sunrise. $9.99, but with the coupon code WakeUp2604, you can get it for $1.99. Great alarm clock. Sadly, it's Android only.
Tip of the Week - When you need to get up on time, order room service. That way you are guaranteed to get up and you'll have breakfast waiting for you.
Johnny Jet is in Miami again to visit dad and he says you can get a great deal on American: LA to Miami to San Juan Puerto Rico for $349 right now, with a lying flat seat. It's a great deal.
Tip of the Week - If you have no rush in getting where you're going, go to the gate agent and ask if the flight is oversold and volunteer to take another flight. Be nice about it too, and they may pay you.
Johnny Jet just returned from a working vacation to Hawaii. He says that a good way to handle business trips is to extend your trip by a few days and bring the family. The term is called "Bleasure."
How can you get into the great airport lounges? Johnny says if you have a good credit card, it'll get you in. But the app Lounge Buddy is an app that will tell you what lounges will allow you to access them on a day pass basis.
Johnny Jet is in Kuai Hawaii and he has a fun tip. If you fly around the Islands on Hawaiian Airlines, you can ask to play the ukulele. Every plane has one. Makes a great photo.
Deal - $379 round tip to Hawaii right now for travel in September. Alaska Airlines DC to Hawaii is around $500. Great deals to Australia - American SF to Sydney, $746 round trip. Sign up for Johnny Jet's newsletter for details, or follow him on Twitter!
In what amounts to a homebound layover, Johnny Jet is back only for a day before he and his family take off for another trip. App of the week - Time Shifter. The App That Promises to Eliminate Jetlag. It helps resynchronize your inner clock to a new time zone. Cost is $25 a year.