Travel

Johnny Jet and the Travel Boon

Johnny Jet

Episode 1770

Johnny Jet says that more people are traveling, with over a million going through TSA every day. And there are some great deals right now, even though he doesn't recommend traveling right now. AA SF-NY or LA-DC $145. Insane deal. But if you're planning to travel this summer, jump on that deal. You can always cancel without a fee later since most airlines have dropped those change fees because of the pandemic. 

Johnny Jet and the New Travel Guidelines

Johnny Jet

Episode 1751

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about Delta Airline's contract tracing, which will be enacted for travelers. It won't be mandatory, but Delta will pass on the information to the CDC. But Leo says as much as 70% of people lie when talking to contract tracers. So that won't work. 

App of the Week ... The Travel Pass by IATA. It'll store your Covid Testing results to provide as you travel. There's also the Common Pass

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 ... Spiked

Johnny Jet

Episode 1743

This week in travel news ... Key West has banned large cruise ships, preventing mega-ships with more than 1500 passengers from birthing, even for a single day. 

Also, COVID cases are spiking again, prompting TSA travel numbers to drop by 400,000. Countries are going on lockdown. We saw this coming since the fall/winter season is here. So now isn't the time to travel.

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 ... Extended

Johnny Jet

Episode 1711

Travel News - it came out this week that no sail orders for ships over 250 passengers have been extended into September. But Johnny thinks that order will be extended again, possible to next Spring. If you need to fly and are nervous about people not wearing masks, Delta Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for all passengers, so they must wear a mask for the duration of the flight unless the passenger has a medical condition. Delta is also blocking the middle seat until early 2021. Which is a good thing.

Johnny Jet ... Extended

Episode 1711

Travel News - it came out this week that no sail orders for ships over 250 passengers have been extended into September. But Johnny thinks that order will be extended again, possible to next Spring. If you need to fly and are nervous about people not wearing masks, Delta Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for all passengers, so they must wear a mask for the duration of the flight unless the passenger has a medical condition. Delta is also blocking the middle seat until early 2021. Which is a good thing.

Johnny Jet ... Everything is open

Johnny Jet

Episode 1701

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about how everything is opening up now, even in Vegas, where the casinos are all open. They are limiting the number of players at every table, but Johnny says that guests are not wearing masks, even though the employees are. Passengers traveling are also acting as the crisis has passed. Some airlines are enforcing social distancing guidelines and some aren't. The result is this week was the largest spike so far. American Airlines has double miles for tickets bought by Advantage members through September 30th. But Johnny says he's not taking the risk.

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.