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Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1370

App of the week - ZocDoc. When you need a doctor, this app can find you one anywhere in the US and let you know if they take your insurance. You can even make an appointment through the app.

Site of the week - On the Snow. If you love skiing, this is the site for you. Sign up for the powder alert newsletter, see snow totals, and see webcams.

Travel Tip of the week - Keep a photocopy and a scan of your passport. You can keep it up on Evernote.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1369

This week's website .... Award Hacker. It let's you figure out how to use frequent flyer miles, and what programs work best.

This week's app ... Memrise. How to learn a language while you're playing a game. iOS and Android. Learn five new words a day.

Travel Tip of the week - If there's a weather issue like a snowstorm or volcano, and you can't get through to your airline call center, jump on skype and call the international number. You'll likely be put right through.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1364

Travel Deal of the Week: Singapore Airlines is offering round trip from LA to Tokyo for $1900 business class. Hong Kong $592 Coach.

Site of the week: Human trafficking has become a serious issue around the world, with over 24 million living in slavery worldwide. So airlines are starting to train their staff to look for tell tale signs that human trafficking is using airlines to transport children for human trafficking. Check out this website - AirlineAMB.Org.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1358

Johnny Jet had to get a last minute ticket to New York when a family member suddenly passed away. So Johnny now suggests keeping some of your miles in a bank just in case you need to fly at the last minute for an emergency. Also, if you want to use your miles for a vacation, plan your vacation at the last minute and fly standby. Often times, that's when you'll get the best deal. What's the best airline for miles? Johnny says it's Alaska Airlines, where you can get one point for one mile flown.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Johnny Jet

Episode 1349

Word on the street is that employees on British Airways are threatening to strike over Christmas, and if they do, it will pay to have a backup plan.

The Wynn Las Vegas is planning to put the Amazon Echo in all 4900 rooms. The Marriott was the first to do it. The future seems to be voice activation.

Travel App of the week - PassportBooth for Android and iOS. It has tips on how to take your own passport photos with your smartphone, print them, or send them to a local printer to print.