Weekend Trip: Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Lake Cumberland Waterfall
Having lived most of my life in the Midwest I always find it surprising how many new and interesting places I can find. The past weekend I was lucky enough to visit another new place, the beautiful Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. Although some would contest Kentucky is part of the south it was still within easy driving distance for us. It was only a 4 hour drive from Indianapolis with only the last hour on some windy country roads. My girlfriend's uncle was nice of us to have us down along wit...

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Retention Offer

Barlcay AAdvantage Aviator Red Card
Credit Card Retention Offer A couple of weeks ago I received a letter in the mail from Barclays stating that my annual fee was coming due on my Addvantage Aviator Red card. Well first off, this is the first time that I can recall where I received a letter notifying me of the fee and it also stated that I should call in before the end of August. Of course I threw it away already but the language was vague and sounded like they wanted me to call anyway which I was already planning on doing in o...

British Airways Announces Nonstop London to San Jose, California

British Airways new nonstop London (LHR) to San Jose, California (SJC)
British Airways is launching a new nonstop flight from London (LHR) to San Jose, California (SJC) providing Silicon Valley's only nonstop flight to Europe. The route is set to begin on May 4th, 2016 and will be run daily on a brand new 787-9 Dreamliner. The flight schedule is as follows: LHR- SJC Departs 3:15PM Arrives 6:05 PM SJC - LHR Departs 8:00 PM Arrives 2:05 PM +1 This route no doubt has come to fruition thanks in part to British Airways successful flight from London (LHR)...

Delta Announces Salt Lake City to London, New York City to Edinburgh

New flights from SLC to LHR and JFK to EDI
Delta Air Lines has announced new nonstop flights from Salt Lake City (SLC) to London (LHR) and from New York City (JFK) to Edinburgh (EDI). This is in part because of Delta's joint venture with the London based carrier Virgin Atlantic. Delta's Salt Lake flight start operation on May 1st, 2016 and will operate daily on a 767-300. The Edinburgh flight will start on May 26th, 2016 and will operate daily on a 757-200. Delta’s seasonal Salt Lake City to London Heathrow flights will operate as...

OneJet Announces Indianapolis to Nashville Flights

OneJet Roue Map Updated August 2015, Nashville (BNA) Added
OneJet has announced a new nonstop flight from Indianapolis (IND) to Nashville (BNA) that is set to begin on September 8th, 2015. The flight will operate Monday through Thursday with departure from Indianapolis (IND) at 8:00 AM EST and arrival in Nashville (BNA) at 8:15 AM CST. The return flight departs Nashville at 4:15 PM CST and arrives back in Indianapolis at 6:40 PM EST. Like usual both flights are timed perfectly for business travelers as that is OneJet's operating model. This is the f...

Allegiant Air New Routes & Southwest Schedule Extension & LAN – DCA

Allegiant Air announces 17 new routes, two new cities MCI and SAT
Allegiant Air Announces 17 New Routes Allegiant Air has announced 17 new routes and 2 new cities that will be served. All the new routes will be to current Allegiant destinations which include Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando Sanford (SFB), St Pete-Clearwater (PIE), Punta Gorda (PGD), and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). In the past Allegiant has focused on only serving smaller cities to their destinations but they have been adding larger cities recently and this announcement is no exception. Both San Antoni...

Delta Award Booked! Ski trip to Banff!

While we're still in the midst of summer I have just booked my yearly ski trip and this time I am heading to Banff and Lake Louise up in Canada! The best part is that I was able get my myself and my dad to Calgary (YYC) for nearly free thanks to Delta award miles. While Delta runs a great airline I am not too keen on their frequent flyer program which means I limit my flying on them. For example, Delta has been trimming away their value of their miles for years and now they don't even publis...

OneJet Announces Expansion Plans Through 2016

The new airline, OneJet has announced it's preliminary expansion plans for 2016 after having a successful trial run after starting flights in April of this year. Since starting flights from Indianapolis to Milwaulkee OneJet has expanded to Pittsburgh and Memphis (current route map). The first part of the expansion plans includes an announcement of at least one new route from their first focus city, Indianapolis, on August 12th. With their model to target unserved city pairs for business trav...

2x Southwest Points at Gas Stations, Amex Sync Offers for Gas

Check your email if you have a Southwest Credit card, there is a targeted offer for 2x points on gas purchases from August 1st to October 15th. Reading through the terms it states that you must register by October 15th to receive the points and appears it would be retroactive. I have both the Southwest Premier card and the Plus card but only the Premier card worked for me. Check to see if your card was targeted at this link. While double points is nice it isn't anything that will change my s...