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Johnny Jet ... To Travel or not

Johnny Jet

Episode 1677

New travel restrictions are now in place for the UK and Ireland, but they haven't gone into effect yet. Johnny Jet also says this outbreak is going to hit the travel industry hard, and some airlines or cruise lines may not make it out the other end.   Johnny says that right now is the best time to buy tickets for summer travel. Don't travel now, but by the summer, this will largely be over with. You can buy your tickets now for cheap, and even if you can't fly then, your purchase will be protected. Airlines will try really hard not to give your money back, but they may offer you credit.

Johnny Jet ...Check your Equipment

Johnny Jet

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 his flight. You want a wide body whenever possible. 

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

Is condensation in an airplane normal?

Johnny Jet on a plane

Episode 1495

Mike from Maine

Mike is a commercial pilot and he called in to talk about Johnny Jet's tweet about mist in the airplane cabin. Mike says that airplane mist happens a lot in humid climates when the cold air from the airplane's AC meets the warm air of the cabin. It's very normal, and only happens when the plane is at the gate and hooked up to an air conditioner to keep boarding passengers cool.

Johnny Jet

Episode 963

Johnny Jet says that American Airlines is testing a new boarding procedure which lets people on without carry on luggage right after first class and families board. Johnny Jet tweeted it and now everyone knows about it. Southwest, Alaska and Frontier are doing it as well.

Senator Pushes Airlines to Change Policy on Technology Use

Episode 936

Senator Claire McCaskill says that with pilots now using iPads while flying, there is no need to require passengers to put away their tablets and smartphones during take-offs and landings. The chatroom says that the Mythbusters busted the myth of prohibiting the use of electronics during those times.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/13/3762238/senator-mccaskill-takeoff-landing-ban-faa.