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: John Gray
Occupation: Writer-Director, Film and Television
Hometown: Brooklyn NY
Residence: New York New York
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Short bio: Creator of CBS series Ghost Whisperer; Writer-Producer-Director of White Irish Drinkers; Producer-Director CBS series Reckless; Currently Producer/Director of ABC series The Family (Editor’s note: also the director of French Kiss).
How often do you fly? 5-10 times a year.
How many countries have you been to? 6
How many continents have you been to? 4
Earliest travel memory: Getting car sick!
Favorite American city: New York.
Favorite international city: Paris.
Least favorite country: Bulgaria.
I have no desire to go to: Middle East.
Friendliest people in the world: Romans.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Japan.
Favorite airline: Virgin.
Favorite aircraft type: Anything jumbo.
Aisle or window: Aisle.
Favorite airport lounge: Virgin.
Favorite U.S. airport: ATL.
Favorite international airport: Shannon.
Favorite hotel: Four Seasons.
Favorite travel credit card: AmEx.
Favorite island: Isle of Palms.
Favorite beach: South Carolina.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Café Luxembourg, NYC.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Utopia Diner, NYC.
Favorite bar: Café Carlysle.
Favorite fruit: Pineapple.
Favorite food: Pizza.
Least favorite food: Fish.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Champagne.
Favorite travel movie(s): Strangers on a Train.
Favorite travel book(s): “The Accidental Tourist.”
Right now I am reading: “88 Days to Kandahar.”
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! Expedia.
5 things you bring on a plane: Books, snacks, computer, iPod, Kindle.
What do you always seem to forget? Eyeglasses.
What do you like least about travel? Carrying too much stuff.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Champagne.
Favorite travel app(s): FlightTrack.
Most embarrassing travel moment: Spilling contents of briefcase at security checkpoint.
I’m embarrassed that I haven’t been to: Greece.
Worst travel moment: Turbulence.
What’s your dream destination? Paris.
Favorite travel charity: Never heard of a travel charity.
Best travel tip: Get a TSA Known Traveler Number.