Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1390 (1:10:31)

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet says that he made a big mistake when renting a car recently because he forgot to request a toll tag when renting a car. He didn't know you could, so it was a new tip he learned. If you're planning on renting a car for a trip, always request a toll tag so you don't have to pay the tolls while traveling — or so you won't get a ticket.

Another tip — the TSA is testing new security procedures at 10 airports where you have to take everything out of your bags when going through security check-in. That's going to be awful, and you should be aware. You'll need to show up extra early. What about the laptop ban? Johnny says it hasn't been instituted, and it's likely it won't because people have complained too much about it. Especially on long flights.

App of the week — Roadie. This app lets you ship items to your destination so you don't have to carry things with you, or check it in luggage.

British Airways computers are down and it's going to be tough going for travelers, so make sure to follow them on Twitter to keep up to date.