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Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1313

Johnny Jet

This week's website - HostelZ.com. This lists 46,000 hostels in 7,000 cities. It's the Kayak of Hostels.

This week's App - All Set Now. This is dining for people who don't have time to eat out. It's partnered with 200 restaurants in San Francisco and New York. You order and pay for your meal and then tell them when you're coming. They'll seat you and bring out your meal right away. It's available on Android/iOS.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1305

Johnny Jet

Johnny says that the US has banned all Turkish Airlines traffic into the US because on top of the attempted coup, passengers have been able to board without being screened. Johnny says that if you're left stranded, you can try and have your ticket reissued through one of Turkish Airlines' partner airlines. Absent that, you'll eventually get a refund on your ticket, so you can buy another ticket with a discount airline to get you out of Turkey. Or you can take a boat to Greece, or even a train. The best thing to do if you're trapped in Turkey is to lay low.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1300

Johnny and his wife Natalie are hanging out in Hawaii this week. Today he's talking about Brexit and how the UK leaving the EU will affect travel. He says there won't be much change for about two years, but it has lowered the cost of travel in the short run to the UK. But it will affect flyers who use Irish carriers like Ryan Air, since Ireland could opt to stay in the EU.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1297

Johnny Jet

New website - RoomerTravel. It's like Stubhub for hotel rooms. Great for when you book a hotel room that you can't get refunded. You can list it here and offer it to another party. The site takes 15%, but at least you're getting something back. If you still want to hang on to your hotel, you can always call the hotel and ask to reschedule your booking for another date. Then later, if you still need to, you can cancel the reservation.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1295

Johnny Jet is in Alaska this weekend, going hiking. The airfares are so cheap from LA - $220, he couldn't resist a weekend getaway. But ironically, he's never been on an Alaskan cruise.

Website and app - Alaska Tour Saver, offers 2 for 1 deals after an initial membership of $100.

There's also FindYourPark.com. This year is the 100th anniversary of the national parks, and this site will tell you where the nearest national park is. Go now or just after school starts to avoid the rush.

Johnny Jet on Travel

Episode 1283

Johnny Jet is cruising in Portugal with his wife on the new Viking Sea. Large rooms. Great WiFi. This week's travel tip is to fly with JetSuite. It's a private jet charter service that will cost you as low as $109. And it flies out of local FBOs on the airport from Los Angeles and San Jose. They also fly to Las Vegas and will go to Bozeman, MT. Leo says it's Uber for Jets. They've also partnered with Jet Blue to earn miles.

Website - RoutePerfect. It will help you plan the perfect tip.