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28, 2001 Travel Newsletter
Web Cam's Of The Week
SOUTH AFRICA / ST. JOHN'S NF
Site Of The Week
CALCULATE THE DISTANCE FROM
POINT A TO B AND EVEN C
Mile Offers Of The Week
BONUS MILES ON USAIR/NWA AND MANY MORE....
Offers Of The Week
DELTA, AMERICAN, MIDWAY,
Of The Week
HAPPY 300TH DETROIT
LIGHT ALL NIGHT
WHAT'S DOING IN MADRID
JUNGLE ALL THE WAY
OPINIONS OF AIRLINES ARE
COKE LOOSENS PEPSI HOLD IN
UAL BOOSTS GOODWINS PAYCHECK
CONTINENTAL WINS LUGGAGE
DELTA PILOTS STRIKING?
COMAIR CANCELS FLIGHTS
PARK TAKES STEP TO KEEP DISEASE
CHOOSE YOUR CITY, AND FIND
OUT WHAT WEEKEND SPECIALS THEIR ARE!
10 TOP TIPS FOR BARGAIN
CAMS OF THE WEEK
OF THE WEEK
OFF IN OVER 65 CITIES WORLDWIDE!
HERE FOR ALL CITIES:
Welcome to MileMarker, our online distance utility. We've compiled airline
and geographical data into an easy-to-use tool that allows you to find the
air mile distance between two locations. Want to know the air miles between
Denver International Airport (DEN) and Paris (CDG)? Just enter the two cities
(or airport codes in all capital letters) in the appropriate spaces below
(or, if you are connecting through Chicago on the trip, enter all three airports)
and click How Far?.
- Tel Aviv: Delta Air Lines
offers non-stop daily flights from New York to Tel Aviv at reduced rates
June 1-July 31. Purchase tickets by March 31.
- New route: Midway Airlines
begins three daily non-stop flights between Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and
Birmingham, Ala., on May 1. Purchase round-trip special fares for $98
for travel through June 30.
- Spring deals: American Airlines
is offering special fares between New York and select cities, and San
Jose, Calif., and select cities. Buy tickets by March 26 only on AA.com,
travel through May 24. Fly Monday-Thursday.
To 30% Off American Airlines Packages Worldwide
- Delta Discounts
Europe, Latin America Travel @ Delta.com; SkyMiles Bonus Too @ Delta Discounts
Europe, Latin America Travel @ Delta.com; SkyMiles Bonus Too Southwest
Airlines Vacations Makes California Dreams Come True; Southwest Puts California
Vacation Packages on Sal
- Middle East: Delta Air Lines
offers special fares from New York to Cairo, and New York to Dubai, United
Arab Emirates, for travel June 18-July 31. Buy tickets by March 31. Sample
round-trip fare: New York-Cairo, $1,120.
- Canada-London: Virgin Atlantic
Airways begins non-stop flights between Toronto and London June 12. Buy
round-trip fares for $421 by June 31 for travel June 12-Aug. 31.
Airline's Spring Ahead Fares Fall Back Sale
- New route: Spirit Airlines
begins one-stop flights between Atlantic City and Los Angeles July 2.
Buy round-trip tickets for $238 by April 6 for travel July 2-July 31.
- Florida-New York: JetBlue
Airways has reduced fares between New York and five destinations in Florida.
Buy round-trip tickets for $138 by April 20 for travel May 1-June 27.
- New route: Midway Airlines
begins three daily non-stop flights between Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and
Birmingham, Ala., May 1. Buy round-trip tickets for $99 through April
2 for travel May 1-June 30.
- International: Delta Air Lines
offers U.S. customers reduced fares to select destinations in Europe and
Latin America only on www.delta.com. Purchase tickets by April 5 for travel
through Sept. 30. Some restrictions apply.
- Qantas Airways
Announces ``Red Tail Fare Sale'' From U.S. to Australia and New Zealand
Okay let's getting something straight: I am NOT closing
down Johnny Jet, I repeat NOT pulling the plug. Got it? I have been getting
a zillion emails of people pleading for us not to shut down (it's very kind,
but they really misunderstood last week's newsletter). To reiterate, I am
simply working with my cousin in New York because of a great opportunity.
Don't worry I still have the same amount of time to work on JJ.
FYI: Johnny Jet has never been more popular than it is now! THANK
YOU for all your support and referrals. Please keep them coming.
Do you realize people log on to Johnny Jet from around
the world? We get visitors from over 75 countries (can you believe that?)
This month's top ten are: USA (obviously, 85% of the hits come from here),
U.K, Canada, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Israel, France, Argentina, Australia,
and Japan. Pretty impressive huh? Thanks to my cool brother in law
who hosts my website for a bro-in law price (FREE!). If you need hosting
he has very reasonable rates, click here.
Down to business: This week I spent most of my time
in cold (snowed on Monday) New York City. I take the subway to work everyday
and if you are claustrophobic don't even think about taking it during rush
hour. Every morning I find myself diving in at the last second (kind of
like playing kill the man with the flag when you were little). I just barely
squeeze in every morning (it's almost a joke and I am always chuckling to
myself going "here we go again"). There are so many people you can't even
move. Literally and physically, YOU canNOT move. I had an itch on my nose
today, and I couldn't even managed to scratch it, I just wiggled it like
I was sabrina the witch. The people around me must've thought I was a freak.
I did do some traveling this week besides going to
Connecticut to go to church with my Dad, Sister, and buddy Mike. My cousin
A.J. and I went down to Atlanta for Thursday night. We were summoned to
go last minute to meet with one of our soon to be super stars (hopefully).
The cheapest last minute ticket we could get was out of Newark
airport ($350 not bad for 18 hour notice and no Saturday night stay).
If you are traveling to or from EWR (Newark's airport code) from NYC make
sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get through the Lincoln
Tunnel, it took us over an hour both ways. Another reason why I don't like
flying from EWR is because we were number 29 for take off, 29! That wait
almost took as long as the flight.
When you land at ATL, don't bother taking a $30 taxi
downtown, take the MARTA(it
cost a mere $1.75, and is quicker).
I have been to Atlanta a lot, and they're not lying
when they brag about their Southern Hospitality. Everyone is sooo friendly,
it's scary (especially coming from NY). My cousin's
ex-travel agent thought she was going to save us some money by putting
us up at the Days Inn (Johnny Jet doesn't play that game, in less he has
too). I must say that the ladies there were so
cool, I almost wanted to stay, but right next door was one
of the finest hotels in Georgia, and I couldn't pass that up. I told
my cousin he's now traveling with Johnny Jet, and to sit back and let me
do the talking. We walked to the Georgian
Terrace, which is beautiful, classy, and historic. All the rooms are
(they even have a washer and dryer) and to top it off the price includes
a fine breakfast. AJ (and I) couldn't believe that I was able to get us
an unheard of rate of $69! 69 DOLLARS! (It's usually $184). Don't
ask me how I got it, because I really don't know.
We had a few meetings (including one with the guy from the band Arrested
Development, you know the song... Tennessee, Tennessee). Anyway, he's real
cool. Around 8 pm we walked across the street
to see Jamie
Lynn (Meadow from the Sopranos). She was staring in Cinderella at
the Fox Studio. The play
was awesome, and so was she. Go see it if you have a chance, it's touring
the country now.
Another reason this trip was great was because so many people knew about
Johnny Jet. Thanks to my buddy Ken Leebow (who wrote the must buy book 300
incredible things to do on the internet) and Clark
Howard for giving us a few plugs on the radio and tv.
Even the ladies at Continental
airlines are Johnny Jet.com fans. These ladies were so hospitable
that they gave us a free pass to the President's
If you travel a lot you ought to fork out the extra money to belong to one
of these fine clubs. They are great! Especially the President's club. They
have all kinds of free food, drink, and internet hook ups. They make delays
a pleasure, well okay, at least tolerable.
The flight home was a doozy. The winds at Newark were gusting over 35 mph,
and I told AJ it was going to be rough. He didn't believe me, and unfortunately
I was right. It was bumpy, real bumpy. Everyone was reaching up to turn
their air on, and the lady in front of me was.... you know... getting sick.
My stomach gets nauseous too when we're descending and there's a lot of
turbulence. I just sit back, relax, and look at the horizon, and thankfully
I make it. In fact the only time, I even came (real) close to getting
sick was when I was about sixteen. The story goes like this: I just pulled
into our driveway after eating 2 chili cheeseburgers with onions, and Frank
(my brother) asked me if I wanted to go flying in his buddy's private plane.
I didn't get to fly much back then, so I jumped at the chance. The first
mistake was saying yes, the second was agreeing to sit backwards, the third
was the chili cheeseburger..... I just remember him saying let's do the
roller coaster and then we dropped about 20 feet. I fell out of my seat,
rolled to the back of the plane, crawled on my knees to the cockpit and
begged them not to do it again, but NOOOO it was time to torture the little
guy. Man, it makes me sick thinking about it. My stomach literally turned.
I didn't think it was possible to do, but it did. All I remember is
my brother saying "look Johnny our house". I looked out the window
for a second and said "that's great, PLEASE drop me off here". They said
"drop?", and we took another dive. Then Frank became a comedian. He was
saying things like "how would you like a nice greeeaaaasy pork sandwich
served in a dirty ash tray". By this time I was offering my baseball
card collection, and my car. They finally cut the "torture Johnny" trip
short, and my brother quickly turned into a big brother and taught me one
important move that prevented me from throwing up (and I haven't forgotten
it to this day). He said "Don't close your eyes, look out the window and
stare at the horizon", and you know what? It works.
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OF THE WEEK:
all of the worries about terrorism, do pilots typically deny anyone looking
in the cockpit during a flight?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
recently was flew to Chicago for an interview with United as a flight
attendant. She was not accepted. Just wondered if you knew what type of
person the airlines look for. Any interview tips? What NOT to say.. anything
you can think of that might help her interview with another airline?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
fly for fun how much does it cost you? Can you bring friends or family?
How much does it cost them? How often do you get to sit in First Class?
TIP OF THE WEEK:
o Wool or cotton-polyester blends do not wrinkle as much as pure wool or
100 percent cotton. Don't even think about traveling with linen, which wrinkles
at the sight of a suitcase.
o Pack clothes in the plastic bags from the dry cleaners, which prevent
wrinkles by allowing clothes in your suitcase to slide instead of rubbing
up against each other.
o Hang wrinkled clothes in the bathroom and close the door during your shower.
Wrinkles will fall out.
o Most hotels will supply an iron and ironing board on request.
o Pack larger items first, then stuff rolled-up underwear, socks, or other
items around them.
OF THE WEEK: (CHICAGO BUSINESS
LOS ANGELES TIMES
NEW YORK TIMES
Business Travel Today
THIS WEEK'S INTERNET
- Dispute continues: Its pilots still on strike over a contract
dispute, Comair has canceled all of
its flights through 8 a.m. ET Thursday. Most passengers are being accommodated
on Delta Air Lines, which owns Comair. No new contract talks are scheduled.
The airline's 1,350 pilots went on strike Monday after 3 years of negotiations
failed to produce a new contract.
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10 Top Tips For Bargain Air Travel
In the ever-changing world of airline travel, there are some basic bargain-hunting
tips that haven't changed for years, but are still unknown to many travelers.
There are also some new strategies that, wisely used, can pare your travel
costs down considerably. Here are ten tips that will help see you through
2001 with savings.
Whether booking online or through the airlines, checking fares about 15
minutes after midnight gives you access to reservations that have been put
on hold and released without ticketing. If you can't find availability in
the cheapest class of service and can afford the small wait for a post-midnight
search (you don't want to miss advance purchase deadlines), luck could be
on your side and your savings can be considerable.
Some airlines now have recordings on their reservation lines, cautioning
callers that their reservation agents may offer fares higher than those
that can be found online. If you want to be sure of getting the best deal,
you'll have to check the airline's site yourself. Airline reservation agents'
computer systems are not the same as consumer online reservation sites.
Either check the Internet site before you call, or place the cheapest ticket
offered by the reservation agent on 24-hour hold while you check the airline's
There is no substitute for a travel agent skilled in finding discount fares.
Online booking sites would like you to think they give comprehensive listings
of the lowest fares. Some are better than others, but we have yet to see
any site that covers all the bases. Most frequent omissions are alternate
airport fares, negotiated discounts (usually only available through discount
travel agencies) and some low fare and niche carrier fares.
Habits are costly. Even if you fly a particular route weekly (and have done
so for years), assuming that your "cheapest way to book" is true each time
can take a lot of extra money out of your wallet. New routes with introductory
fares, unadvertised discounts that come from airlines sending competitors
messages through drastic short-term discounts and other variables
can turn yesterday's reality into past history. On any flight over $100,
checking options each time you book is the smartest thing to do.
Two-for-one tickets are rarely true two-for-one deals. In almost every case,
your first ticket must be in a fare class that is priced higher than the
cheapest available fare. These deals will usually save you some money, but
not as much as you might anticipate. When you call to book a two-for-one
deal, ask for the cheapest qualifying two-for-one price and the cheapest
single fare. Divide your two-for-one price by two and compare that figure
to the price of a single ticket to know where your best deal can be found.
Not all flights are created equal, even if the airline, route and day of
travel are the same. Very early morning flights can be cheaper than other
flights. Availability factors can make the cheapest seat on a flight two
hours later than the time you initially request, cost much less. Unless
you are locked into a very specific time of travel, take the time to check
flights before and after your desired departure time.
Airlines tend to march in lock-step when it comes to fares. They have become
masters at slipping through Department of Justice anti-competitive loopholes.
This leads many people to think that checking one airline's fares provides
a good idea of what all airlines in the route are charging. You might think
that each major airline sells its cheapest seats at more or less the same
pace, but that's not always the case. The airline you're calling may have
a group booking that has gobbled up most of the seats on a flight, and sent
prices soaring for the few available seats. Competitors may still have 70
or 80 percent open capacity, with plenty of low-fare availability.
Online companies that sell "discounted tickets" without revealing flight
details before you buy could leave you with a most undesirable "pig in a
poke." You may be flexible enough to accommodate having no say in flight
time or airline. You may be willing to make one or more stops to get a more
favorable price. What you may not realize is that you might be paying more
for your ticket than you would have to pay on the airline's own site, or
through a discount ticket source. These sites do not guarantee you a discount
price. We've heard from more than one traveler who purchased one of these
"blind tickets," went to the airline site after the details of the purchase
ticket were revealed, and found that the airline's price was $10 or $20
If you're entitled to a status discount (senior or military, for example),
ask for it. Few are the reservation agents who will inquire. Once you have
the status discount fare, look for the cheapest non-status fare. Military
fares, for example, come with certain freedoms but generally cost more than
the cheapest available tickets. On any day of the week, Snooze You Lose
Fares on particular routes are much cheaper than normal published fares
with the 10 percent senior discount.
Compassion and bereavement fares are not very compassionate. They discount
a relatively high fare class and throw in the bonus of a no-fee right to
change or leave open your return date. If you're used to paying $300 roundtrip
for a 21-day advance ticket on a particular route, your compassion or bereavement
fare can easily be double that amount. Look for niche carriers with favorable
no-advance and one-way fares to receive the advantage of flexibility plus
a decent fare.
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