Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1424 (1:02:53)

Johnny Jet

Johnny says that if you fly a lot, enough to gain frequent flyer miles, it's best to stick with a single airline that you can build miles with. But if you fly infrequently, then shop around for the best deal when you do. He also says that if you get asked if you want to upgrade to "premium economy," it's a big scam. Johnny also says that airlines are now charging for gate check-in of luggage at $25 a bag or more. They'll also charge you to print your boarding pass.

Travel tip of the week - Bring a snack. You never know if the plane is going to be delayed.

Travel site of the week - Weatherbase.com. Find out the long term forecast of where you're going to travel. 42,000 cities worldwide.

Travel app of the week - GetFreeBird. It's like your flying concierge and flight insurance policy.