Entries by Joel

What is a JGOOT “Flexibility Score?”

Every post I add to the site has a flexibility score between 1 and 5. Flexibility scores are designed to help you quickly determine: How easy it will be to find alternate dates for the fare I found How quickly you should act on the fares. Flexibility Score: 1/5 A trip with a flexibility score […]

CA residents get free companion pass through end of 2019

I just found out that Southwest recently had a sale and California residents can not only get 40,000 free miles for spending $1000 on a Southwest credit card, but on top of that… California residents qualify for a free companion pass with very first purchase and that pass will be good for unlimited use through […]

Why are your trips always sold out?

Admittedly – most of the trips we share on our site only have 2 to 20 seats at that price and they go quickly, but 9 out of 10 times I get told a fare isn’t available – it still is when I go to check myself. Here are several troubleshooting tips to make sure […]


People don’t travel as a result of their success… They’re successful as a result of their travels. If you’re a workaholic like me, travel is a great way to force yourself to take that time off – even when your instinct tells you that you’re supposed to be working harder. I didn’t learn this lesson […]

Why do I have to pay you to see details of these trips?

As much as I wish I could get paid “on the back end” like a travel agent, these trips are so deeply discounted – they don’t pay commissions. Adding a commission on the back end of trips you book through me would make them exponentially more expensive.   Besides, if I spent all of my time […]

Giving Back

Click here for full writeup by reporter Shawn Chitnis Everyone deserves a vacation every once in a while, but the ones who deserve it most usually get to travel the least. At JGOOT, for every premium premium subscription purchased, a community servant is given a premium subscription for free. When you join as a premium […]


You work really hard during the school year educating our future leaders and you deserve a break more than most of us. Unfortunately, the only time you get time off is when the majority of other families are traveling too, and getting away can be expensive… If you are a teacher, send an email to […]

First responders

As a public servant, you work really hard, but your work isn’t always acknowledged and vacations aren’t always a possibility. If you fire fighter or police officer, email a (redacted) copy of a pay-stub or official document to thankyou@JustGetOutOfTown.com. (Please also let me know what your home airport is so I can add you to the proper […]


If you’re like most of my friends who work for non-profits… You’re passionate about helping the people you serve, you work really long hours,  and vacations are probably few and far between. If you work for a qualified non-profit that has 501c3 status, email proof of employment and your company’s 501c3 status to thankyou@JustGetOutOfTown.com and let me […]

Members Cancel

Trying to cancel your paid membership? To make it as easy as possible for you… All you have to do is send us an email to: cancel@justgetoutoftown.com (Although feedback is not required, it would be greatly appreciated.)

Members Login

Are you stuck trying to login to your paid membership? There’s no need to login, simply check your email and click on any trip-alert you’ve received. Once you get to the website you’re automatically logged in and you can get all the trip details you need. If you’re still stuck please feel free to email […]