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: How to Save Big with Verizon

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How to Save Big with Verizon Do you have Verizon and want to save some serious cash? Check out Clark Howard’s video on how Verizon is now selling their plans for $35 a month through Total Wireless. The deal gives you unlimited talk and text plus 2.5 GB of data, and to add an extra person it’s just an […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of April 1, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue for allowing him to fly Improved baggage handling saving airline industry USD18 billion Atlanta’s airport remains the world’s busiest; LAX moves up to No. 5 Ford’s new car will force you to obey the speed limit WestJet warns of ticketing […]

Earn 40,000 Points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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If you ask any savvy frequent traveler to list his or her top three travel credit cards, chances are good that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will be on that list. Chances are very good, actually. Different travelers have different lists, and have different allegiances to different brands, of course—yet still, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® […]

Travel Product of the Week: ECBC TSA-Friendly Bags

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I recently sent my cousin to the International Travel Good Show in Las Vegas and he came back with some of the coolest travel gadgets and luggage. I’ll be featuring the best of the best in the next few months, and to start: ECBC bags, the only bags with the TSA-friendly FastPass technology. This means there’s a section of the luggage where […]

Travel Video of the Week: Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow

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I bet a lot of my friends back east feel like doing this with all of the snow they received this winter—and are still getting (it snowed in Boston on Friday!). In this amazing Discovery video, a North American red fox “pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow and using his sensitive hearing and the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Wash Your Hands!

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Wash Your Hands! I’ve talked about the importance of washing your hands in an airplane bathroom, but I’ve never advised you flat-out to make sure you always keep your hands clean when you travel (and at home). I was reminded why the other day while traveling—I can’t remember where—by a bathroom sign (above), which has some great tips […]

Travel Contests: April 1, 2015

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two to Switzerland Win a $16,700 trip for two to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics Win a week-long Caribbean cruise for four Win a trip to the Bahamas Win a trip for two to a spa in Cabo San Lucas More contests

Travel Website of the Week: airportcod.es

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It took me a while to learn most of the major airport codes around the world but now that I have them down pat, it feels normal to speak in this code when talking to industry people and my aviation geek friends. I’m often asked what airport I’m referring to, and worse, how the airport […]