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: Tom Rubin
Hometown: Las Vegas
Short bio: Creator and performer of the one-man comedy show “Yes You Can’t!” playing at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
How often do you fly? Three times a year.
How many countries have you been to? 22
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Leaving the hospital.
Favorite American city: Las Vegas!
Favorite international city: Paris.
Least favorite country: Mesopotamia.
Friendliest people in the world: Salesmen.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: North Korea.
Favorite airline: Goodyear.
Aisle or window: Aisle. So you can pee without jumping over the person next to you.
Favorite airport lounge: Anything outside the US.
Favorite U.S. airport: McCarran.
Favorite international airport: A dirt strip outside of Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Favorite hotel: El Cortez Hotel & Casino!
Favorite cruise line: The one that my brother Richard is entertaining on.
Favorite travel credit card: Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card.
Favorite island: Staten.
Favorite beach: Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos.
Favorite National Park: Sequoia.
Favorite fancy restaurant: They’re all overrated.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: The KFC across from the Great Sphinx.
Favorite bar: Hershey or Three Musketeers (tie).
Favorite fruit: Nectarine.
Favorite food: Chocolate.
Least favorite food: Hemlock.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Water.
Favorite travel movie(s): Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
Favorite travel show(s): Survivor.
Favorite travel book(s): “The World’s Most Dangerous Places.”
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: National Geographic.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: TripAdvisor.
5 things you bring on a plane: Fuel, helmet, goggles, parachute, co-pilot.
What do you always seem to forget? I don’t remember.
What do you like least about travel? Airplane armrests.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Nothing. I have enough liquor.
Favorite travel app(s): Pokémon Go.
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Temple.
What’s your dream destination? Anyplace with Scarlett Johansson.
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