Johnny Jet's second child came this week. Her name is Olivia Grace, and she came three weeks early. Johnny was in Las Vegas, at the time, but was able to get to the airport via an Uber and fly out within minutes. He made it in time for the delivery as well. Very exciting times. It was like a movie, with the Uber driver picking him up and weaving in and out of traffic to get to the airport, and he flew out within the hour.
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Johnny Jet says that as we move into the fall, prices will drop on "leisure class," while business class goes up. But if you have elite status on your airline account, you can usually get a free upgrade.
Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about Leo losing his luggage on Alaska recently. Johnny Jet says that using the Airline's app when you travel. Most have a baggage tracking feature that has the advantage of being notified when your bag gets every step through the process. So if it gets lost, you can usually get it back within 24 hours. But if it's missing for 30 days, the airlines usually sell the bags that go unclaimed. That's why it's important to immediately file a claim when you're at the airport.
App of the week - PRUVO. It'll help you save money after you book a hotel room. When you book a refundable room and forward it at email@example.com. They will monitor it and let you know when the price goes down. Then they will help you rebook under the better rate, saving you a lot of money. Android and iOS, plus online at Pruvo.net.
Johnny Jet joins us to talk about the earthquakes that have struck the last few days. Though it was about 100 miles away, everyone could definitely feel it.m Here are a few tips and a plan in case of an earthquake, especially if travelling.
1. Have your phone at the ready with websites bookmarked including Tsunami.gov. You'll get a warning within minutes when you sign up.
2. Follow @NewEarthquake on Twitter
Johnny Jet was at Disneyland this week and got to see Galaxy's Edge during a private event. Johnny Jet said that there was a 90-minute line to ride the Smuggler's Run ride. You need a reservation right now, but after June 23rd, you won't. Will open at Disney World August 29th.
Leo and family traveled to Las Vegas with Southwest. He bought a super saver fare for $39 one way. It was a great trip. Johnny Jet says the real benefit is that Southwest doesn't charge for the first two bags. So you're in good shape there. Is Southwest in bad shape with the grounding of the 737 Max? Johnny Jet says that it hurt, for sure, but they're still operating, and it may reflect higher ticket prices eventually, but so far it hasn't if you're a savvy traveler. And only 5% of Southwest's fleet is the 737 Max.