Johnny Jet is calling in from Dell Ray Beach, where you can get great deals traveling there. Like $150 one way. Great deal for a fast summer vacation. Johnny Jet is also traveling to DC, and HApp ilton Hotels are testing Beam technology, which projects on the wall of your hotel room. So you may not have a TV in your room in the future. Leo also says that hotel chains are going to be putting Amazon Echo in their rooms, geared towards hospitality and room service. And they reset when you check out, so the hotel or the next guest doesn't get access to your personal data.
Today's travel tip: if you're going to a country for a long term vacation, get a local SIM to save money on international data roaming fees. Head over to PrepaidwithData. It will tell you everything from what phones work best where, what SIM card to get, and how much it'll cost. You'll also want to be sure you've had your smartphone unlocked.
Mike is a commercial pilot and he called in to talk about Johnny Jet's tweet about mist in the airplane cabin. Mike says that airplane mist happens a lot in humid climates when the cold air from the airplane's AC meets the warm air of the cabin. It's very normal, and only happens when the plane is at the gate and hooked up to an air conditioner to keep boarding passengers cool.
Johnny Jet is in the great white north of Canada this week, and he had an experience this week where the plane cabin filled with mist before take off. It was just condensation from the air conditioning, which was perfectly normal.
Site of the week - IceBergFinder.com, Find out where all the icebergs are. Only works in Chrome and Safari.
Tip of the week: You can save money traveling to Europe by flying to a secondary city. But you have to pack light or you'll get socked by extra baggage fees. You can fly into Milan, instead of Rome, and then take the train and save thousands. Go to Google Flights and put in your departure city. Then you'll get a map that shows you different destinations and prices. Kayak does it too. Also plan to leave plenty of time in between flights. Even spend the night. Another great flight is Fly 4 Free.
Website of the week - FLIXBUS. Travel from LA - Vegas for under $10, plus fees! Flixbus is huge in Europe and they're just opening up routes in the US. The plan is to expand to over 1000 city connections by the end of the year. They also have an App.
App of the week - Watermark Photo. Put a watermark on your photo so people don't steal your images and pose as you on social media!
Johnny is home these days, taking a vacation from traveling. Right now, you can go from LA to Miami last minute for $165 on American. Great deal.
Johnny Jet joins Leo in studio this week and his app of the week is the New York City Subway MTA Map App, a great free resource for getting around the city. It's has a countdown clock to the latest train coming, but can also help one get around the city. Leo says that the Google Maps app is also really good because it has added rapid transit information. Free on iOS and Android.
Website of the week - Forma Migratoria Múltiple . If you're traveling to Mexico, you can fill out your forms ahead of time and upload them to the Mexican government. Another option is Global Entry. There's also an app called Mobile Passport that will help expedite entry into the country by uploading your official information and bypass the entry line.
Johnny Jet says that it's a good idea to sign up for fare alerts with all your favorite airlines and to use Google Flights to see how often the prices change. Don't buy too far in advance, but don't buy at the last minute either. You usually want to book between 14 and 21 days in advance. You should also look at alternate airports. Often you can save over a hundred dollars or more by going with an alternate airport. Add a stop, too. Sometimes there is a huge difference on a one stop flight, especially if you're flying as a family.