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Johnny Jet ... Super Bloomed

Episode 1574

Johnny Jet is in Temecula for a little family getaway. The SuperBloom is underway in Southern California.  Because of all the rain, there are California Poppies all over the mountains. Additionally, this week is the Painted Ladies butterfly migration from Mexico. So taking a drive through Southern California is a beautiful sight to see right now. 

Big news in travel - The entire Boeing 737 Max has been taken out of service for a huge software fix.

Johnny Jet ... Permanently Jet-lagged

Johnny Jet

Episode 1572

A great site for cheap flights is TravelGam. It shows the cheapest weekend to visit in an eight-month period. He's not a fan of the booking sites they partner with, though, so go straight to the airline or another booking site like Travelocity, Kayak, or Expedia to actually book your flight. If travelling to NY, there is a website that shows all the New York construction in all five boroughs. Check it out here - https://www.johnnyjet.com/nyc-construction-project-map.

Johnny Jet on Travel Tech

Johnny Jet

Episode 1550

Johnny Jet recently got to attend the most exclusive lounge at LAX this week. It's $4,500 a year membership, plus $2,700 every time you use it. You get separate security, you have a private room, much like a hotel room, and you're even driven to the airplane for a backdoor entrance. It's designed for heads of state, business leaders, and celebrities. But they're about to do a deal with United Airlines, which will offer the same service for $375 per party.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1455

Travel news this week is that Delta Airlines is cracking down on what they call "fake service animals." All too often, people are pretending that their dogs and cats are service animals, like a seeing eye dog would be, but for emotional support. Johnny Jet says that Delta is going to require proof with a note from the doctor that you need a service animal for it to be allowed on the plane.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1428

Johnny Jet is back from traveling and he's feeling a bit jet lagged, but he believes that jet lag is a state of mind.

App of the week - FairFetch.com. It's an app for iOS and Android to help you find a good cheap fare. Input where, when and the price you want to pay. They'll then find the fare and book you. But once it's booked, there's no refund. If they can't find it, then you can try again at another price point. So it's like Priceline. It's also crowd worked.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1385

Johnny Jet is fresh from a trip back east to attend the travel related "Freddy Awards." Alaska Airlines received top honors as the best airline. Meanwhile, United settled with Doctor Dow after they beat him and dragged him off the airplane. The settlement is undisclosed, but Johnny Jet guesses it was at least $10 million. The incident also prompted changes in their policies to bump passengers, including offering up to $10,000 to get you to give up your seat.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1331

This week, Johnny Jet took a trip for the first time since his wife had their baby and he thought it was very weird. The news this week was that the FAA had banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on any flight, passenger or cargo.

Website of the week - oyster.com. This site has real photos of hotels all around the world with expert reviews, not perfectly coiffed and faked photos.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1245

Johnny Jet is here to advise that beginning January 1st, travelers will be unable to add stamps to your passport. If you do, the entry will be denied. You will need to get them added by the US Department of state by sending in your passport to add them officially. Or, when you renew, choose the 52 page option at no extra charge.

This week's travel app - City Mapper for Android and iPhone.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Episode 1197

Johnny's app recommendation is SkyZen. It was created by the International Air Transport Association, and supposedly helps with jet lag. It's supported by Jawbone, monitors your sleep patterns, tells you when to eat and what to eat, all to help you minimize jet lag.