After being born in Frankfurt (that would be Germany, not Kentucky), Jay's family moved to Vandalia, Ohio where Jay spent his time learning to play the greatest game ever (baseball), by smacking the daylights out of fastballs from his next door neighbor Roger Clemens. (Disclaimer: At 9 years of age, this would have been a pre-steroid era.)
During his high school years at Carlisle High School, Jay spent most of his free time at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Center helping his Dad to build the condominiums at the course for a variety of Cincinnati sport's legends like Nancy Lopez, Ross Browner, Tom Seaver and others. In 1981 he watched his father build the ATP Tennis Stadium for the likes of Connors, McEnroe, Lendl and Borg.
Jay's passion for baseball continued thru 1983 when he was invited to tryout for the 1984 US Olympic Baseball Team. A torn hamstring six weeks before the tryouts ended his baseball dream. (He was able to write about the greatest game ever played for Reader's Digest, winning their Editor's Choice award and having it read by more than 88 million people worldwide.)
It was then Jay's attention turned towards the airline industry, where he loved the daily challenges of cancelled flights, delayed luggage (they weren't referred to as 'lost' until they were MIA for 90 days), weather problems and the always-wonderful Sunday after Thanksgiving! Cities Jay worked at included Monroe (LA), Florence (AL), Cincinnati, and Dayton. It was also during these years Jay was able to serve as the Travel Coordinator for the Detroit Lions - spending his Sunday afternoons on the NFL sidelines!
Jay continues that adrenaline rush by educating travelers with information specifically designed to help them find the cheapest of fares, resolve complaints, and having multiple options when flights are cancelled.
Jay lives in the Dayton area with his wife, Sherry and their two boys, and his older daughters serve as nurses to Dayton area hospitals.
If you have any questions, you can contact Jay through his Day Trading website - he is an avid Day Trader and teaches others on his system. (www.daytradefun.com)
Mornings on Jim Scott's show
Here are the sale prices from Dayton to the following locations:
Ft. Lauderdale $130
Ft. Myers $130
Houston (Hobby) $130
New Orleans $100
Pensacola/Gulf Coast $100
San Antonio $130
West Palm Beach $100
-Book your tickets by February 7, 2013, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
-Travel to/from select destinations April 3 - June 8, 2013.
-Domestic sale valid for travel every day except Sundays.
-Domestic blackout dates apply: Boston, Providence, and Manchester: Apr 12-13, Apr 15-16. System blackouts include May 10, 17, 23-24, 27-28.
-Connect and same plane itineraries will be slightly higher due to government taxes and fees.
-Some flights operated by Southwest Airlines. Available on published, scheduled service only.
-AirTran service to Flint, Michigan; Portland, Maine; Rochester, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina will no longer be available after April 14, 2013.
-All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply.
-If you are unable to locate a particular fare, try searching on different travel dates or times, as fares are subject to availability and sell out quickly.
-See a complete list of terms and conditions below.
Purchase from February 5 through February 7, 2013, 11:59 pm PT. Travel April 3 through June 8, 2013. Domestic sale valid for travel every day except Sundays. Domestic blackout dates apply: Boston, Providence, and Manchester: Apr 12-13, Apr 15-16. System blackouts include May 10, 17, 23-24, 27-28. Connect and same plane itineraries will be slightly higher due to government taxes and fees. Some flights operated by Southwest Airlines. Available on published, scheduled service only. AirTran service to Flint, Michigan; Portland, Maine; Rochester, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina will no longer be available after April 14, 2013.
Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees. All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made aftear purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. First and second checked bag fees may apply. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on AirTran Airways after applicable change fees are applied. Fares are not available through Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed.