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Johnny Jet ... Cutting Out

Johnny Jet

Episode 1632

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.

Johnny Jet ... three weeks early

Johnny Jet

Episode 1620

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 ... Disembarked

Johnny Jet

Episode 1616

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.

Johnny Jet ... Customized

Johnny Jet

Episode 1614

Deal of the week - San Francisco to Hong Kong $359 round trip - sign up for Johnny Jet's newsletter to keep up to date on the latest deals.

San Francisco to Honolulu $99 Round trip.

Johnny Jet says that as we move into the fall, prices will drop on "leisure class," while business class goes up. But if you have elite status on your airline account, you can usually get a free upgrade. 

Johnny Jet ... Checking the Tags

Johnny Jet

Episode 1612

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about Leo losing his luggage on Alaska recently. Johnny Jet says that using the Airline's app when you travel. Most have a baggage tracking feature that has the advantage of being notified when your bag gets every step through the process. So if it gets lost, you can usually get it back within 24 hours. But if it's missing for 30 days, the airlines usually sell the bags that go unclaimed. That's why it's important to immediately file a claim when you're at the airport.