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
This was welcome news indeed.
When Frontier Airlines began their daily service to Denver in May of this year, I called it a possible game-changer for CVG. Over the past two decades our community has not supported low cost carriers when they initiated service into CVG and, as a result, they soon left. Without low cost competition, air fares rose to the highest in the country.
When Frontier announced their intentions to begin serving the CVG market earlier this year, I held my breath. Would this time be different? Would the community respond or would passengers continue flying other airlines who match Frontier’s lower fares?
I was quite pleased when word surfaced a few weeks ago that Frontier was enjoying a healthy load-factor (percentage of seats filled per flight). To me, that indicated the community was supporting Frontier’s service and it also increased the possibility of other low cost carriers considering CVG as a possible market. It’s one thing when an airline initiates service into a market and it’s quite another when that service is expanded and when expansion takes place…that’s when other airlines start to pay much more attention.
It was also pleasing to see service expanded at CVG in less than a year of operation, because Frontier served the Dayton area from 2005 until 2013 and never saw expanded service.
Now that Frontier is making money at CVG, I suspect other low cost carriers will seriously entertain this market as a possible service point. Our community has shown that we can support low cost carriers and the days of blindly following Delta in a quest for more frequent flier miles seem to be over. I’ll add my invitation to those other airlines saying it is time for them to add CVG to their route map.