Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about how the travel industry is starting to heat up, despite the increase of infections lately. There have been reports that planes are actually safer because they are filtering, and some are not selling middle seats. TSA reports three days of over 1 million travelers, the first time since March. Experts say that Spring and Summer will be great times to travel if we can just hunker down at home until then. And when the vaccine is released, that could make it even safer. There are great travel deals right now, thanks to Black Friday deals.
Johnny Jet put a flight reservation on hold this week to Florida after seeing the weather and the news a hurricane was coming. That's why he advises to always check with the Weather report in the area you're traveling to before booking.
In other travel news, Google Maps now gives up to the minute updates of the wildfires and will warn you with information on how to evacuate.
Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about travel, especially during the outbreak. A listener wanted to know if there was a statistic on how many have caught COVID-19 while traveling on an airline. Johnny says it would be difficult to really pin that down unless the patient does a lot of traveling.
Johnny Jet says that the EU is going to ban Americans, Russians, and some South American countries from traveling to the European continent. Iceland has also banned American travelers. Meanwhile, Cambodia is charging a $3,000 arrival deposit to pay for potential COVID care and funeral expenses should you die in the country.
Johnny Jet also says that big cruise ships have once again pushed a relaunch date to late September, but Johnny thinks it's not going to happen for the rest of the year. Johnny Jet isn't traveling until this whole thing is over. Period.
News has arrived that the Trump Administration is disallowing Global Entry into states that have sanctuary cities. And existing global entry residents in those states will not be able to renew unless those states revise their immigration policies. Many are using Mobile Passport now to bypass the lines. The $14.95 annual App stores your passport information on your phone.
Tip of the week - Briggs and Reilly bags will give you $100 credit towards a new bag if you trade in an old one or donate them for $50 off.
Johnny Jet joins us to talk about travel. Leo recently traveled to Las Vegas on the Train with the California Zephyr and it was amazing. Johnny Jet says that Amtrak is making a comeback because it's just as much as flying, but it's far more leisurely and enjoyable. App of the week - POLARSTEPS. It's a travel journal for your phone and uses your photos to create great photo books. Available for iOS and Google Play. And people can follow you.
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.