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 says that before you book your flight, always look at what birds they're using for that flight. You can find that out online as you book. Not all planes are created equal. Johnny Jet uses Google Flights but also goes to the airline website to find out what plane is flying on his flight. You want a wide body whenever possible.
And if you fly American, when you fly, you can get free upgrades in the offseason.
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.
Johnny Jet says there's a cool new app called SHOUTABLE, that allows you to publish messages to the LinkNYC network. You can publish a message for 1 minute to all 3600 screens across the five burrows.
In travel news, LAX has a new twitter handle for Travel Stats to the airport. It's @FlyLAXStats.Parking information, Security level. Traffic. All updated every 15 minutes.
Leo wants to give Johnny Jet a report on using the Shaka Guide and Gypsy Guide apps while in Hawaii. Leo wasn't thrilled with the Shaka Guide, and the Gypsy Guide was a bit "cutsie." But Leo says that both were helpful with a lot of local information. In areas where you're driving around sightseeing, the Gypsy Guide is like having a guy in the back seat telling you where to go.
Johnny Jet's App of the week - RunPee. An app that will tell you when you can take a pee break in a movie. Available for iOS and Android.
App of the week - Mapless Walking Directions. Walking directions based on a simple arrow. For iOS and is only $2.99
Website of the week - Expert Flyer, It will send you a seat alert when your preferred seating opens up for the flight you want. First is free, and 99 cents for each one after that. It will also show you blocked seats.
Hawaiian Airlines has been rated the number one airline for being on time ... AGAIN. They are on time 88% of the time.
Website - Atlas Obscurra. Nearly 16,000 obscure and strange travel destinations.