travel tips

Johnny Jet ...Check your equipment

Episode 1602

Johnny Jet says that before you book your flight, always look at what birds they're using for that flight. You can find that out online as you book Not all planes are created equal. Johnny Jet uses Google Flights, but also goes to the airline website to find out what plane is flying on your flight. You want a wide body whenever possible. 

And if you fly American, when you fly, you can get free upgrades in the off season. 

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 ... In the City

Johnny Jet

Episode 1578

Johnny Jet is delivering a travel speech in Dallas this week - his fifth in three months! 

App of the week - Shaka Guide. There are four different narrated tours for driving around Hawaii.  Another version - the GPSy Guide. iOS and Android. $3.99-9.99, all over the US. As you drive, the app picks up your GPS and gives you a tour of where you are at. Plus, you don't need a cellular connection to use it. Leo is going to use them and compare.

Johnny Jet ... Super Bloomed

Episode 1574

Johnny Jet is in Temecula for a little family getaway. The SuperBloom is underway in Southern California.  Because of all the rain, there are California Poppies all over the mountains. Additionally, this week is the Painted Ladies butterfly migration from Mexico. So taking a drive through Southern California is a beautiful sight to see right now. 

Big news in travel - The entire Boeing 737 Max has been taken out of service for a huge software fix.