Summer Travel Tips
During the busy summer travel season, here are a few tips to help make planning your getaway a little easier.
Getting the Right Flight
Visit the Louisville International Airport (SDF) website at www.FlyLouisville.com to book your next flight to dozens of great vacation getaways - many with new nonstop service. Remember, if you can be flexible on your travel plans, you can save money.
The less you pack, the more money you may save as most airlines charge a fee for checked bags. Focus on the essentials when packing and consider purchasing items when you arrive.
With an increase in travelers expected during the summer months, be sure to arrive 1 ½ hours prior to your scheduled departure particularly during peak departure times. At Louisville International Airport, those peak periods are daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For travelers' convenience, the TSA security checkpoint at Louisville International is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For additional TSA information, visit www.tsa.gov.
Derby 2013 at the Airports
The 2013 Kentucky Derby was a busy time at Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU) as guests from around the world were welcomed to our city.
On Thursday, May 2 through Monday, May 6, there were 39,523 departure seats, an increase of 10% compared to last year. These numbers increased due to new service to New York and Atlanta and because Delta and US Airways operated mainline flights on Monday, May 6.
In addition, 545 corporate and other privately owned aircraft visited Louisville International from Wednesday through Sunday of Derby week-270 were on the ground at race time.
For the second year, Bowman Field (LOU) hosted the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Rush Hour Race the weekend before Derby. Also, the FAA tower reported more than 1,000 aircraft operations from Thursday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5-with a total of 111 aircraft on the ground at race time.
June Nonstop Savings
Enjoy monthly savings offered by the retail and food-and-beverage outlets in the Louisville International terminal through the Nonstop Savings Program available on the mobile website. Here are a few of the savings valid June 1-30, 2013 from the airport's business partners. For additional savings, visit m.flylouisville.com.
Brighton Collectibles - With a single, same day purchase of $100 or more, customers receive a free Sea Splash Beach Towel (valid through June 9, 2013).
The Paradies Shops (gift-and-news outlets) - Buy one, get one free Foster Grant Sunglasses for $16.99 and tye-dye and rhinestone tank tops for $9.99
PGA Tour Shop - Great gifts for Dad under $20 including Swing Hero Training Aid, the Tin Cup Gift Package and Firecracker tees.
Quiznos - BBQ pulled pork sandwich for $7.49
Chili's Too - Bacon Ranch Quesadilla for $10.79
Woodford Reserve - Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad for $13.99
Stars of Louisville - Hand-Tossed Supreme Pizza (9-inch) for $9.99