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Johnny Jet ... On Hold

Johnny Jet

Episode 1721

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 ... still in quarantine

Johnny Jet

Episode 1707

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. 

Johnny Jet ... Cancelled

Johnny Jet

Episode 1667

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 ... on the train

Jet

Episode 1657

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.

Johnny Jet ... living it up

Johnny Jet

Episode 1642

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.