6, 2001 WEEKLY TRAVEL NEWSLETTER
Web Cam's Of The Week
Site Of The Week
AIRPLANE SEATING CHARTS
Mile Offers Of The Week
DOUBLE MILES US AIR, DELTA, MIDWEST, ON AND MANY MORE....
Offers Of The Week
AMERICAN, DISNEY, ALASKA
L.A. / BLIZZARD IN NEW ENGLAND
Of The Week
SOME FINAL PRETRIP TIPS
Of The Week
THE CALL OF CUBA
TELL ME A TALE
WHAT'S DOING IN S.F. &
FLIRTING TAKES FLIGHT
CHECK IN WITH YOUR FLIGHT
ON A WAVE PHONE
TOURISM WITH A TWIST
IRELAND CALLS OFF ST.
PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATIONS
FIRST NY-HONG KONG
AIRLINE STRIKES: HOW TO PREPARE
STAYING HEALTHY WHILE
THIS WEEKEND AIR/HOTEL/CAR
READERS WRITE IN: ATM'S
IN ECUADOR / DALLAS LOVE FIELD
CAMS OF THE WEEK
OF THE WEEK
OFF IN OVER 65 CITIES WORLDWIDE!
HERE FOR ALL CITIES:
Make sure you have the seat the you desire (it always makes your flight
more enjoyable). All you need to do is click which airline and what type
of plane you will be flying.
*I know I am sending the newsletter a day early, but I am leaving for
Argentina tonight and didn't want to have to fool around with the email
after a 10 hour flight (plus I have never been there before and who knows
if my email is even going to work).
Good news this week! Johnny Jet received
a lot of press! We had a record week in terms of hits and vistors, thanks
to the New
York Times, and Clark
Howard's syndicated radio show!
I started off the week downtown at the Eye for Travel conference
when I got a scary phone call from Amber telling me that she was just
in a major earthquake. I quickly turned on the news and who do I
cousin Nicole reporting live for CBS. After finding out Amber
and my cousin were safe I attended a business
lunch at the Fox Sports Bar in downtown (next to the Staples center).
The deal went through and the work week went by quick. Saturday rolled
around and I went to the LA
Times Travel Show in Long Beach. The show was interesting, but
I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold, so I left early
(but thanks to our Jet Talk Reporter; Marc Meredith for picking up the
slack and reporting on the event).
While driving home, my CT buddy Mike called me up and said if you
are coming East you better leave tonight because it's going to be a nasty
blizzard. Well, the last thing a person wants to do is fly an all nighter
when they're not feeling well. I rolled the dice and left on the 7am on
Sunday. I made it, but it's always scary when the pilot says, well hopefully
we will beat the storm and not get diverted (it's FAA regualtion that
they have to have a backup airport to land at). It just started to snow
as we landed.
All the media hyped this storm up so much that we thought we were going
to get 2-3 feet of snow. Driving
home from the airport wasn't so bad. One of the first places
we stopped was the grocery store to stock up. This picture is at Stew
Leonards, a must stop when going through CT.
Well, the media pulled a fast one on us. I think they just wanted us to
watch and listen to the news all day long and go out and buy food, snow
shovels, and warm clothes. They were so wrong about this storm. Here are
I took five minutes ago from Connecticut.
Next time the airlines should wait until the storm actually hits to cancel
all their flights. Did you see how many Delta canceled the day before
the snow came? Unbelievable.
I hope you have a good week freezing in the U.S. We're going South
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I wasn't looking for a tag line but my cousin
Vinny (yeah, I'm half Italian) said to me recently: "Their is a little
bit of Johnny Jet in all of us". I thought for a second, and said that
sounded pretty good.
When I asked the Smarter Living guys if they liked it they said, "No,
we have our own slogan. Whenever we go somewhere we say, "I gotta Johnny
Let me know if you like either one of these.
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TIP OF THE WEEK:
Some Final Pretrip Tips (Part 1 of 2)
o Always write down your hotel and car rental confirmation numbers on
your airline ticket jacket or in your daily organizer. These numbers are
vital if your reservation is lost, the computers are down, or you are
denied your room or car. When getting your confirmation number, ask for
your reservationist's name. The reservationist will be more likely to
make sure that all parts of your reservation are correct if she knows
her name is attached to it.
o To get the lowest rate, you must ask for it two or three times throughout
the reservations process. Reservationists are trained not to give away
the store if they don't have to, so be sure to ask. "Is this the lowest
rate available?" "Are there any specials on now?" "Can I get a better
deal?" "Is the corporate rate the lowest rate?" "What other cheaper rates
are available?" "What do I have to do to qualify for the cheapest rate?"
Check airfares before you depart. Has a low-cost carrier recently added
flights to your destination, and brought down fares across the board?
Shop around at the car rental counters for the best rate; use your reservation
only if you can't find a better deal.
OF THE WEEK: (SCOTLAND TIMES)
LOS ANGELES TIMES
NEW YORK TIMES
Business Travel Today
- Internet breakup: Southwest Airlines
flights can no longer be booked on Travelocity.com, leaving the discount
carrier with no major Internet presence beyond its Web site. Problems
confirming whether seats were available on flights led to the change.
The trouble was linked to the airline's booking system. Southwest says
it was getting less than 1% of its revenue from Travelocity bookings.
- San Juan to islands: American Eagle
will launch three turboprop non-stop flights a week from San Juan, Puerto
Rico, to Bonaire, a premier Caribbean diving destination, beginning
June 2, and the San Juan-Curacao route will be non-stop starting in
- Airport massage: Delta Shuttle
and Headhunter.net will give complimentary shoulder massages weekdays
March 5-15 for Delta Shuttle customers in Terminal A at Boston Logan.
Hours 7-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
- Trans-Atlantic deal: British Airways
will fly non-stop from San Diego to London starting March 25 using Boeing
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GOOD TO KNOW!
READERS WRITE IN:
Could you please tell me where to find information about ATM machines
in international airports? We are going to Quito and other cities
in Ecuador and would find it helpful to know. Thanks Peter S.
From my old roomate John:
In a desperate attempt to stabilize South America's most rickety economy,
Congress passed a law in March 2000 to phase out the sucre, which lost
two-thirds of its value amid the severe 1999 recession. The sucre's
rapid devaluation fueled annual inflation rates of 80 percent -- the highest
rate in Latin America. Under the government plan, the dollar will
be the main domestic currency, replacing the sucre, which will only remain
in circulation for small purchases. As of April 1, 2000, Ecuadorians have
found that bank cash machines dispense only US dollars and not the multicolored
sucres -- often filthy and torn.
So don't worry about finding cash machines to get local currency on your
next jaunt to the Galapagos Islands. Your familiar greenbacks will
do just fine. One tip... bring lots of one dollar bills for tipping.
I've been meaning to write you regarding the American Airlines
"first class service" to Love Field in Dallas. I took it a couple
of times this winter--$268 roundtrip from LAX and it is first class.
Nice. Since Legends seems to not be recovering from their financial
woes this may not hold too long (according to my American sources), but
it sure is nice while it lasts. The rumor I hear is that they will
continue the service (there are three flights daily on these reconfigured
jets) but will jack up the price. I don't know about the gourmet
meals...if that will continue or not. The last time I flew, we had
about 40 passengers...4 flight attendants...and what a meal! We
were also seated in the exit row. Not only was there more space,
they had removed the entire row in front of us so even being long legged
we couldn't touch the seats in front of us.
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