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 his flight. You want a wide body whenever possible.
And if you fly American, when you fly, you can get free upgrades in the offseason.
Johnny Jet says there's a cool new app called SHOUTABLE, that allows you to publish messages to the LinkNYC network. You can publish a message for 1 minute to all 3600 screens across the five burrows.
In travel news, LAX has a new twitter handle for Travel Stats to the airport. It's @FlyLAXStats.Parking information, Security level. Traffic. All updated every 15 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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 is calling from San Jose, where he's speaking at the Santa Clara Travel & Adventure Show. App of the week - Mapless Walking Directions. You can input where you want to go and it'll give you an arrow where to head. Ideal for walking directions.