Travel Tip of the week - when you're traveling, avoid taking pictures with characters in Times Square. There are very aggressive people trying to get you to pay them for a picture. They're very in your face. So it's best to avoid it altogether. Also, prices for taking a PediCab can be more than you think. Often up to $7 a minute. So make sure you know upfront how much it's going to be.
American Airlines ran a fundraiser with Stand Up to Cancer, where you can donate to get your name on a plane, and his mother's name is now enshrined on one of their fleet of planes. You can still donate $25 and have a chance. Plus AA will give you miles for doing it.
As a frequent traveller to Florida, Johnny Jet is paying close attention to Hurricane Dorian's expected reach of landfall.
He's put together a list of Travel Resources here - https://www.johnnyjet.com/hurricane-dorian-travel-resource-page/
App of the week - Max Tracker Hurricane. Free iOS and Android.
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'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.
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 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.
App of the week - PRUVO. It'll help you save money after you book a hotel room. When you book a refundable room and forward it at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will monitor it and let you know when the price goes down. Then they will help you rebook under the better rate, saving you a lot of money. Android and iOS, plus online at Pruvo.net.
Johnny Jet joins us to talk about the earthquakes that have struck the last few days. Though it was about 100 miles away, everyone could definitely feel it.m Here are a few tips and a plan in case of an earthquake, especially if travelling.
1. Have your phone at the ready with websites bookmarked including Tsunami.gov. You'll get a warning within minutes when you sign up.
2. Follow @NewEarthquake on Twitter