travel deals

Johnny Jet ... Record Setting

Johnny Jet

Episode 1810

Johnny joins Leo to talk about travel. Record-setting numbers from the TSA with more people going through security checkpoints than pre-pandemic numbers in 2019!  Most hotels are selling out now, but business hotels aren't because conferences aren't happening. So the best deals right now are at hotels that cater to business clients.  Travel Zoo - $199 San Francisco Hilton, incl. free parking.

Right now, there's a shortage of Uber/Lyft drivers, so passengers are waiting longer to get a pickup.  

Also, look now for great deals for traveling over the holidays.

Johnny Jet ... Speaking on the Ritz

Johnny Jet

Episode 1788

In travel news, it's practically impossible to rent a car these days, since during the pandemic, most rental car companies sold off a lot of their inventory. Now they are struggling to get cars to rent. Prices can be as high as $300 a day due to the demand and limited inventory right now. Tropical locations like Florida and Hawaii are huge for booking travel right now. There are set rules for visiting Hawaii. Check out GoHawaii.com and review them. Last thing you want is to travel to Hawaii and be refused entry or forced to quarantine for your entire stay.

Johnny Jet and the new roaring 20s

Johnny Jet

Episode 1772

Johnny Jet says that there are dozens of great travel deals right now and no matter where you find them, he recommends going directly to the source to actually buy the airline ticket. You can use third parties to search but buy from the airlines directly. That way if there's another lockdown, you can be sure to get your money back with a minimum of hassle. 

In other travel news, the TSA is hiring up to 6000 new agents. They're expecting summer to be a huge travel time after people get their vaccinations.

Johnny Jet ... influenced

Johnny Jet

Episode 1652

Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about the best time of the holidays to travel, and after New Year's Day is ideal. Cheap fares Toronto to Singapore via London British Airways $1500 one way business class or $2500 round trip. You can fly to Hong Kong in business class for $500.  LA to Bangock $494. Johnny Jet says to sign up for his newsletter, and other travel blog newsletters to find great deals. Go to TheFlightDeal.com.  ScottsCheapFlights.com is another.

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 .... Delayed

Johnny Jet

Episode 1590

Johnny Jet was supposed to fly out today, but his flight was delayed. Fortunately, I had alerts from his airline, and TripIt Pro in order to get notified. He was also able to rebook through Dallas in Business Class for almost the cost of coach. He used miles, though. Johnny also recommends renting your car through Costco Travel. The prices will drop as you get closer to your travel date, and you can always cancel and rebook. But stay away from the prepay guarantee. That locks your rate in. 

Johnny Jet ... Cheap deals

Johnny Jet

Episode 1571

To find a cheap deal, you really need to do your homework. Flyertalk.com under the mileage tab will usually yield some of the best deals in travel. But there are apps that can do it.
Jetto. You can get one deal for free, but it's $6.99 a month.
Google Flights is another one, which will give you a travel alert.
YapDa will send you an alert when the price dips below a set price.

Check out Johnny's 17 Ways to Find Cheap Flights.

Johnny Jet on Travel Tech

Johnny Jet

Episode 1494

Tip of the week: You can save money traveling to Europe by flying to a secondary city. But you have to pack light or you'll get socked by extra baggage fees. You can fly into Milan, instead of Rome, and then take the train and save thousands. Go to Google Flights and put in your departure city. Then you'll get a map that shows you different destinations and prices. Kayak does it too. Also plan to leave plenty of time in between flights. Even spend the night. Another great flight is Fly 4 Free.