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's favorite airplane is the 787. It's pretty nice. But the A380 is pretty nice. Problem is, Airbus planes tend to break down more often.
App of the Week - London Tube Map. Gives you an interactive experience to travel via the London Underground subway system. It will also send you alerts of delays and changes. Easy to use with step by step instructions. iOS and Android.
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.
The new buzz word for what Johnny Jet does, is "travel influencer," but Johnny Jet considers himself a travel enthusiast and publisher.
Website of the week - BlueRibbonBags.com. It's travel insurance for your luggage. It comes with an app that updates you when your bags have been loaded, unloaded, and arrived at luggage pickup. It's only $5 a piece. If your bag is missing after four days, they will send you a check for $1,000. No questions asked.
Johnny Jet is in the great white north of Canada this week, and he had an experience this week where the plane cabin filled with mist before take off. It was just condensation from the air conditioning, which was perfectly normal.
Site of the week - IceBergFinder.com, Find out where all the icebergs are. Only works in Chrome and Safari.
Site of the week - Luggage Hero. This helps you find a place to store your bags during a long layover. Other luggage storage services include Nanny Bag and Stasher. More can be found on Johnny Jet's article here.
App of the week - GRAB>. If you're in SouthEast Asia, and you need a ride, Grab is what you need.
Johnny Jet is in Miami this week.
App of the week - Golf Now. It's free Android and iOS. Get the best tee times for the best rates. It's like Open Table for Golf courses. It will even act as your caddie and tell you what your best club is at the distance you are.
Website of the week - WhatsHalfway.com. This tells you what is located halfway between you and a friend, so you can meet up.
Johnny Jet says that while some airports may have a town name in it, they could be up to 50 miles away. Orlando-Sanford Airport is one such example. It's 50 miles away from Orlando. So you have to be aware that while you may get a deal to fly, you may have to pay more in the long run to travel from the airport to your actual destination. Also, use Google Flights to check and book your flights. They offer tips on how to save on airfare.
Johnny Jet had to cancel his current trip because he's been under the weather.
Website of the week - Real Doctor's Report uses real time data from over 1 million doctor's offices in the US to keep track of what outbreaks are happening. Very accurate. There's also an app so you can keep track on the road.
Johnny's dad was having trouble charging his cellphone, and Sprint said to buy a new phone. He took it to the Apple Store and with a burst of canned air, it was back to normal. Turned out to be pocket lint in the lightning port. But shame on Sprint for trying to shake him down for a new phone!
Travel Tip of the week - Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater on an Alaska Airlines flight and get boarded before anyone else!