Johnny Jet flew his dad out to California so he could meet his granddaughter. Travel tip, when you are flying business class, check before you buy if there are seats available for upgrading. Johnny recommends expertflyer.com. Here are Johnny's thoughts on why this site is worth paying to subscribe to http://www.johnnyjet.com/guide-expert-flyer-membership/. Another tip - When possible book a bulkhead seat. You get extra legroom.
Website of the week - TryAirPair.com ... get an AuPair to travel with you to help care for your kids.
App of the week - Dark Sky. You can go back into time and see what the weather and sky were like any time from the present to the past. iOS and Android.
App of the week ... Waze has new audio voice features including the Cookie Monster. If you're on a road trip with kids, they'll get a kick out of it.
Travel Tip of the Week.... take a trip with your fiance before you get married. You don't want to ruin your honeymoon without an understanding how your potential spouse reacts while traveling.
Website of the week - ResortFeeChecker. Find out what your hotel's resort fees are, and what they cover.
Johnny Jet joins Rich to talk travel. Johnny Jet says that the Companion Pass on Southwest is one of the best deals in travel, where you can bring a companion for only the cost of tax and fees. But you need 125,000 travel points to qualify effective Jan. 1.
Johnny joins Leo to talk about how LAX has closed off arrivals to rideshare until 2023. Until then, rideshares will have to go to a parking lot by terminal 1 and pick up your Lyft or Uber there. Another tip is to jump on a hotel shuttle, and then take an Uber from a hotel.
Uber also just started UBER Helicopter service to JFX. Starting at $195 one way.
Johnny Jet got back into the air this week, after a 2-month break for the birth of his second child. Flying on American, Johnny Jet says that the airline company has terrible management and only pays their flight crews when the door has been closed. Travel Tip - Bring a bag of chocolate for the flight crew. They'll appreciate it.
According to Expedia, the cheapest time to buy airline tickets is between October 9th and November 13th for traveling during the holidays. AAA says November 11-17. Johnny says that everyone should price out and use flight notifications and alerts by Google, or Kayak and Yapta. They will send you fare alerts when the price drops. They will also let you know if you can get a refund by changing your tickets.
After a lengthy paternity leave for his second child, Johnny Jet is getting back on the road this week. Site of the week - DOCTOURS. Travel to another country for medical care. You'll save 30-80% on your medical costs, and you get a trip included. Over 70% of the doctors are trained in the US too.
App of the week - LiveKick. Two-way video conferencing with a personal trainer via Facetime. iOS only. Available anytime from all over the world.
Travel Tip of the week - when you're traveling, avoid taking pictures with characters in Times Square. There are very aggressive people trying to get you to pay them for a picture. They're very in your face. So it's best to avoid it altogether. Also, prices for taking a PediCab can be more than you think. Often up to $7 a minute. So make sure you know upfront how much it's going to be.
American Airlines ran a fundraiser with Stand Up to Cancer, where you can donate to get your name on a plane, and his mother's name is now enshrined on one of their fleet of planes. You can still donate $25 and have a chance. Plus AA will give you miles for doing it.