Johnny Jet has traveled over 100,000 miles a year since starting his newsletter in 1995 and has visited close to 100 countries. On his website, he writes about how to maximize your credit card points, how to find travel deals, cheap flights, and how to benefit from insightful travel tips. He has hosted a television special on The Travel Channel and was recently named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Travel Influencers for 2017. He writes for numerous publications including Forbes, Inc and Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine and appears every Saturday on Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy Show talking about travel and technology. He travels the world with his wife Natalie DiScala, who writes the travel + style blog Oh! Travelissima and their son Jack. Be sure to sign up for our free newsletter(s) at https://www.johnnyjet.com/news/sign-up-for-the-newsletter/
My tip today would be for people to follow the TSA on Instagram (tsa)—at times funny, scary, but always very informative. I’ve featured the TSA’s Instagram handle before but never as a tip. It’s a good source of travel help, as seen around July 4 this year. The TSA is also great on Twitter, as Chrissy Teigen once found out.
Follow the TSA on Instagram for Travel Help - JohnnyJet.com
The video above from YouTuber Cargospotter. In the video, an Embraer E190 comes in to land at Skiathos Airport (JSI) in Greece just above the heads of onlookers. Skiathos Airport, which serves the island of Skiathos, is famous for the public access it allows people near the runway. For this reason, people sometimes refer to it as the “European Sint Maarten.”
Video: Incredible Low Landing by British Airways E190 at Skiathos Airport -
I was fortunate to meet Buzz Aldrin a couple of times including on a special Emirates A380 flight. I noticed a well-dressed man taking a picture with a reluctant young kid. I overheard the mother ask the boy, "Do you realize how famous this man is?" I whispered to one of my friends, "Who's the famous dude?" When the reply was Buzz Aldrin, I almost spit out my croissant.
When the moment was right I approached him.. (TA won't let me write more than 500 characters so go to @JohnnyJet on Instagram
If you have a long layover in Madrid and have access to the Iberia Club lounge be sure to take a shower to freshen up. They clean it after each use and give you a packet with three towels. I went from looking and feeling like a zombie to a human being.