Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about how passengers need to wake up and wear a mask while they are traveling. Airlines are also starting to test passengers before they load the plane, but still, people are getting infected while traveling. Most Airlines are not selling middle seats and are requiring masks to board the plane. Johnny says the TSA is also now allowing up to 12 oz of hand sanitizer and wipes. Passengers will also need to separate out their foot in a clear plastic container.
Tech News - Cruise lines suspended cruising until at least September 15th, maybe even through the end of the year. At least through US Ports. Southwest announced they will keep the middle seat open until Sept. 30th. Delta and Jet Blue will also be doing this policy. Americans, not so much. But American joins United, Alaska, and Hawaiian Airlines to require a mask to be worn or be banned from flying until the end of the pandemic.
Johnny Jet is in a big beef with Air Canada after they canceled his flight and refuses to give him a refund. In fact, the Department of Transportation had to announce again that airlines are required to refund the money within 7 days of cancellation. Airlines are also starting to see more activity this week and are now starting to take passenger's temperatures before allowing them to board. In Hong Kong, they tracking passenger movements to be sure they haven't been exposed.
Johnny Jet says that during the outbreak, American Airlines has been one of the best airlines in helping refund canceled flight fares to their customers. United, by contrast, had to be forced by the DOT to start refunding fares. They are being sued, along with Air Canada, for only offering travel credits. Check out his article - My Experience Calling 5 Different Airlines for Refunds.
For the holidays, Johnny thought he'd share some of his travel tips for holiday travel. 1) The Sonic Bomb. This is a device that is guaranteed to take you up. It will literally shake the bed and is ideal for the hard of hearing or those who are heavy sleepers. 2) Membership to First Class Flyer by Mr. Upgrade. It's $100-300, but it's a great newsletter for learning how to get upgrades. If you travel a lot, this newsletter is for you. 3)
Johnny Jet flew his dad out to California so he could meet his granddaughter. Travel tip, when you are flying business class, check before you buy if there are seats available for upgrading. Johnny recommends expertflyer.com. Here are Johnny's thoughts on why this site is worth paying to subscribe to http://www.johnnyjet.com/guide-expert-flyer-membership/. Another tip - When possible book a bulkhead seat. You get extra legroom.
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.