Johnny Jet says that he's asked Doctors if they would fly right now and everyone said no, they'd rather treat COVID patients directly than be locked ina pressurized plane with a few hundred people that could be infected. But the TSA has reported a huge jump in travelers, up to over a half-million this week. Johnny says if you have to fly, Tuesday-Wednesday is the slowest. And book at the last minute.
Johnny Jet says that the reported Marriott/Starwood hotel security breach really isn't the fault of Marriott since they bought Starwood after the security breach happened. But Johnny says that anyone who stayed at a Starwood hotel in 2014 really should be changing their passwords and monitoring their credit card activity.
Johnny Jet heard the previous call about tracking your kids. He says that there's the Trakdot, which you use to track your luggage, but there's also a new device called the Tile, which is supposed to affix to anything and can be tracked with an app. It uses Wi-Fi. It's not available yet, though. The chatroom says it has a battery that isn't replaceable and you have to send it back to get it replaced.
How do you buy hotel rooms online? Johnny Jet says you have to use a shotgun approach and go to several different sites. Priceline is great, but you want to go to Bidding For Travel. It's a forum that people use to report what hotels they wanted and what bids were accepted. Another is BetterBidding.com.