Johnny Jet

About Johnny Jet

I'm Johnny. I started this newsletter/website for fun. It all began when I e-mailed a few friends who traveled a lot, and wanted to earn as many miles as I did. This site is for everyone! It has become the “first stop” for thousands of travelers. Those who contribute to Johnny Jet share my vision — and I share theirs.

Travel Tip of the Day: The Hotel Food Delivery Scam

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Hotel Food Delivery Scam Keeping with the scam theme from last week (see Wednesday’s and Thursday’s), here’s another one to look out for. Don’t ever order food from a non-hotel menu that was slipped under your hotel room door because it’s most likely a scam. Believe it or not, there are thieves out there who […]

10 Things I Hate About Las Vegas

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I’m a travel lover, not hater. But there are 10 things that I really despise about Las Vegas and here they are, in no particular order. You’ll have to let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments. 1. Bumpy flights When the temperature rises in the summer, especially around 100F (38C), descending into […]

Travel Style: Susan Spano

Susan Spano

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Susan Spano Occupation: Travel Writer/Peace Corps Volunteer/Student Hometown: St. Louis Residence: I’m currently in Monterey, CA, working on an […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: The Motel Freshener

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The Motel Freshener Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Phil R. of West Lafayette, Indiana, who says: “This is a tip from back years ago when I was constantly traveling. I noticed that most of the motel rooms I checked into had […]

Travel Style: David DiGregorio

David DiGregorio

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: David DiGregorio  Occupation: Destination Marketing Consultant Hometown: Syosset, NY, USA Residence: New York, NY, USA College: Boston University & […]

Travel Tip of the Day: The “Call from the Front Desk” Scam

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The “Call from the Front Desk” Scam Yesterday, I wrote about the “Let’s have a drink” scam. Well, here’s another one that’s making the rounds, including my buddy Peter Greenberg’s newsletter yesterday and DailyFinance.com. The “Call from the front desk” scam is when thieves call your hotel room pretending to be hotel employees who are […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Beware the “Let’s Have a Drink” Scam

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Beware the “Let’s Have a Drink” Scam I’ve been scammed before in Budapest and there’s a good chance I’ll be scammed again since I travel so much. But my colleague Tom Brosnahan, in his travel guide from Turkey, just alerted me to the “Let’s have a drink” executed by men, which is a new take on […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 23, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The Official Flight Manifest For MH17 Malaysia Airlines offers refunds until Thursday Netherlands opens war crimes investigation into airliner downing Michael Bloomberg flys to Israel on EL AL to protest FAA ban Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can’t Get Him To […]