covid19

Johnny Jet ... Home for Chrisrmas

Johnny Jet

Episode 1753

Johnny Jet says that with the vaccine rolling out, travel could bounce back in 2021. But he also thinks American travelers will travel around the country first. 

Hawaii is also offering a free round trip for people staying and working for 30 days.

American Airlines is offering home covid tests for $129.

Delta announced the elimination of change fees, along with United (even for Basic Economy Class).

Johnny Jet ... Keeping Hope Alive

Johnny Jet

Episode 1745

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about a cruise line that went out and now all 53 passengers are stuck in quarantine after 6 people tested positive. Johnny says that countries are getting really strict about quarantining passengers. Some even won't allow leaving of your hotel room for 14 days. Johnny Jet says that Hawaii probably won't be able to handle a 72-hour quarantine with the recent spike in infections. 

The irony is, cruise sales are up for next year. But a lot of cruise lines are getting rid of their older ships, sending them to be cut up in Turkey.

Johnny Jet ... in Paradise

Johnny Jet

Episode 1737

Things continue to loosen up travel-wise. A million people will be traveling in US airports this week for the first time since March 16th. And the latest research indicates that air quality in planes is cleaner than the air in your home. The study, conducted by the Department of Defense, may be flawed because it was limited to one passenger and doesn't take into account people not wearing masks or moving around the cabin. But another study by the IATA, only 44 cases worldwide have been infected while traveling, out of over a billion travelers worldwide.

Johnny Jet ... and the Tested Comeback

Johnny Jet

Episode 1735

Johnny Jet says that in the last two weeks, nearly a million travelers have gone through TSA, the first time since March. It's on track to break the 1 million mark on Sunday. Travel is bouncing back now since airlines and airports are now instigating their own testing. It's not cheap at between $125-250, but some airports like Oakland, are offering free testing. One test is a 15-minute test and then there's a three-day test. Going to Hawaii requires the three days (72-hour test). The test eliminates the two-week quarantine.

Johnny Jet and the Hawaiian Opening

Johnny Jet

Episode 1733

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about how Hawaii is opening up this week to allow travel. The big news is 72 advance testing requirement before boarding, which could become the new normal. But even passing a test won't prevent you from catching Covid19 before you travel. Which is why JJ still won't travel right now. He has stayed at a Marriot Hotel recently and has seen all the steps that the hotel is taking to protect hotel guests. A getaway is doable if you mask up and protect yourself.

Johnny Jet ... Rapidly tested

Johnny Jet

Episode 1731

The huge story in Travel news ... United Airlines is offering rapid testing at San Francisco Airport for $250 with results in 72 hours, or you can test ahead of time and drop off the package for $80. You'll still have to quarantine where you're going until the results are received, but why not? Hawaii Airlines is also offering rapid testing for $90 and it will take 72 hours. Lufthansa is offering rapid testing for only $12 in Europe. Johnny says that until COVID goes away, this is the new normal if you want to travel. 

 

Johnny Jet ... Aloha

Johnny Jet

Episode 1729

Johnny Jet is heading back to Hawaii after the state set a reopening date of October 15th. So far, it's only Oahu and you need to be tested within 72 hours of travel, and it's only through CVS or Kaiser Permanente. If you don't have a test, you will have to either turn around and go home or quarantine for five days. New York has also reopened to six states, including California.

American has transcontinental deals from California to New York for as low as 12,000 miles per seat. 

Johnny Jet ... Opened Back Up

Johnny Jet

Episode 1709

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about how passengers need to wake up and wear a mask while they are traveling. Airlines are also starting to test passengers before they load the plane, but still, people are getting infected while traveling. Most Airlines are not selling middle seats and are requiring masks to board the plane. Johnny says the TSA is also now allowing up to 12 oz of hand sanitizer and wipes.  Passengers will also need to separate out their foot in a clear plastic container.