Johnny Jet says that the best thing he's ever done is go on a hot air balloon safari. It's amazing to soar over the Sarenghetti looking at the animals from on high.
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.
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 recently booked a hotel in New York City using Hotel Tonight, from the plane using WiFi. Johnny Jet believes you can get a great deal buying hotels at the last minute. And Hotel Tonight offers daily deals. But be aware of resort fees, or "urban city fees," especially for Marriott and Starwood hotels. Some want up to $45 resort fee.
Leo was down in Marina Del Rey this week, and got to ride around Marina Del Rey on an electric bike for rent. When you're done with them, you just leave them where you go. Leo says it was pretty cool and the cost wasn't that bad. Johnny Jet says that some cities are starting to limit or even ban them because they get left everywhere and can be a hazard. He was in San Diego and saw them lying around everywhere.
Johnny Jet is going to be speaking at the San Diego Travel Show next week, and the LA Travel Show in February.
Tip of the week - Southwest is offering a free companion pass all year if you apply for their credit card.
Websites of the Week - LAX Traffic Alerts. Here's a tip to save time getting into LAX. If someone is dropping you off (not Lyft or Uber), ask them to drop them off at the Arrivals level. Another option is to be picked up at Terminal 7, no matter what terminal your airplane arrives at. Just walk over there.
SWIMPLY. A pool sharing site where you can rent a swimming pool, by the hour or day. You can also list your pool for rent.
App of the week - AirMap. It provides situational awareness for drone pilots, so they don't get arrested for flying too close to restricted airspace.
Site of the week - FlightGiftcard.com. Flight gift cards for over 300- airlines. Expires in two years. Makes a great travel gift.
Deal - Scandavian Airlines - $452 Miami to Oslo, Norway
This week's travel app is HeadSpace. It's a great way to relax and meditate when you're in a stressful situation like traveling. It's $12.99 a month.
Website of the week - WindFinder.com. Also available on iOS and Android. It uses 20,000 weather stations all over the world to let you know where the wind is, should you be flying, sailing, or even windsurfing.