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: Justin Crabbe
Occupation: Jettly CEO
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Residence: Toronto, Canada
College: York University
College major: Sociology
Short bio: As Jettly’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Pilot, Justin Crabbe is responsible for the global strategy and operations of Jettly, including the management of all business units within the organisation. As a serial entrepreneur, Justin has created owned and managed a wide range of internet-based businesses including over 50 e-commerce stores, software as a service (SaaS) platforms, mobile apps, service based businesses, digital products, information products and more. Under his leadership, Jettly has advanced its operations and network of aircraft and air operators across more than 190 countries and territories around the world.
Justin is a passionate and highly experienced aeroplane pilot and advocates for maintaining Jettly’s entrepreneurial culture and values within the pilot community worldwide. Justin began his leadership career with McDonald’s Canada and at just 16 years of age was promoted to store manager to become the youngest manager for McDonald’s locations in Canada at that time. He is a graduate of Seneca College and educated at York University in Toronto Canada and spends his off time flying his aeroplane and researching new and disruptive technologies.
How often do you fly? I try to fly at least once a week in my Piper Cherokee.
How many countries have you been to? 45+
How many continents have you been to? All of them.
Earliest travel memory: When I was a young boy, being able to tour the cockpit (when you were allowed to do that mid-flight!).
Favorite American city: Chicago.
Favorite international city: Mykonos, Greece.
Least favorite country: I love all countries!
I have no desire to go to: Zimbabwe.
Friendliest people in the world: Canadians!
Country with the meanest immigration officers: China.
World Heritage Site: Glacier Bay National Park.
Favorite airline: American Airlines.
Favorite aircraft type: Dreamliner all the way baby.
Aisle or window: Aisle.
Favorite airport lounge: London, UK for it’s shower facilities.
Favorite U.S. airport: LAX (for the shopping).
Favorite international airport: Dubai (for the “live it up lounge”).
Favorite hotel: The W Hotel.
Favorite cruise line: Royal Caribbean.
Favorite travel credit card: BMO World Elite.
Favorite island: Ibiza.
Favorite beach: Amalfi Coast.
Favorite National Park: Glacier Bay National Park.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Atmosphere inside the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest restaurant).
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Whimpy’s Diner, classic Canadian breakfast place and pub.
Favorite airport restaurant: Philly Cheese Stakes in the Philadelphia airport.
Favorite bar: Clevelander Miami.
Favorite fruit: Papaya.
Favorite food: MEAT (of all kinds).
Least favorite food: Sugar and simple carbs (of all kinds).
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): In air on on the ground it’s hands down a good glass of RED WINE.
Favorite travel movie(s): Top Gun.
Favorite travel show(s): JAG.
Favorite travel book(s): Fodors travel guides.
Right now I am reading: “Expert Secrets”—Russel Brunson.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: blog.jettly.com (of course), viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com, nomadicmatt.com.
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! blog.jettly.com, jettly.com, JohnnyJet.com!
5 things you bring on a plane: Bose noise-cancelling headphones, cell phone, charger, USB cable, LOTS of digital magazines!
What do you always seem to forget? Warm clothing!
What do you like least about travel? Jetlag!
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Watches!
Favorite travel app(s): The Jettly.com app (had to…), TripCase (for tracking flight bookings), and the Air Canada app for checking in easier!
Most embarrassing travel moment: Late arrival into Miami to catch a cruise, had to run off the plane and forgo getting our luggage from the carousel and run to the cruise ship. We were the last to board the ship, with no luggage, and the clothes we had on our back only!
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Egypt.
Worst travel moment: Eight-hour lay over in Madrid on the way to Ibiza after a hectic flight and multiple time zone change. Not fun!
What’s your dream destination? Bora Bora.
Favorite travel charity: Charity Challenge Canada.
Best travel tip: Always pack early…Don’t do what I do and pack last minute. ?