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.
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.
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.
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.
As a frequent traveller to Florida, Johnny Jet is paying close attention to Hurricane Dorian's expected reach of landfall.
He's put together a list of Travel Resources here - https://www.johnnyjet.com/hurricane-dorian-travel-resource-page/
App of the week - Max Tracker Hurricane. Free iOS and Android.
Johnny Jet's second child came this week. Her name is Olivia Grace, and she came three weeks early. Johnny was in Las Vegas, at the time, but was able to get to the airport via an Uber and fly out within minutes. He made it in time for the delivery as well. Very exciting times. It was like a movie, with the Uber driver picking him up and weaving in and out of traffic to get to the airport, and he flew out within the hour.
Johnny Jet's website blew up this week after a CNN Travel report that referenced his tips on how to best disembark from an airplane. Johnny says you should always get up and have your bag ready when the door opens. Think about what you're going to need, and what you don't. And make sure your carryon is packed before you land. That way you can grab it and go.
App/Site of the week - DayCation. Buy access to a hotel pool. The app is IOS only.