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How To Prepare For Your Flight

Thursday, 9 December 2010 03:28 by Mandy

Today flying on an airplane can be more of a hassle thana convenience. There are long, and often slow, lines when you're trying to go through the security checkpoint, there are a myriad of things you can't take on the plane with you, your flight and checking your baggage was probably expensive, and the list goes on. Going into the holidays and with more and more individuals across the country opting to fly instead of drive to their destinations, it's becoming increasingly more important to be a smart-traveler.  Being a smart-traveler means one thing: getting through airport security quickly and efficiently, getting on your plane, and flying off into the sunset-- or sunrise, depending on when your flight leaves. How can you be a smart traveler?

First of all, book your airport parking ahead of time!  If you are flying out of LAXLGAJFK, or EWR; you know that these airports see a large number of travelers.  Don’t wait and just assume there will be a parking spot available.  Plus, you can save money by using websites to book your airport parking instead of payinghigh prices at the airport long term lots. 

Eliminate as much of the last minute details prior toyour airport arrival as possible.  Before you wake up on the day of your flight, know what type of identification you need for the plane ride. There are many forms of ID that will work, such as a U.S. passport, a U.S. passport card, a driver’s license or other state-issued identity card, a Native American tribal photo ID, and more. You can see which forms of identification are acceptable by visiting the Transportation Safety Administration's website at Have your identification in a safe and convenient place so that you will know exactly where it is before your flight.  It's also standard procedure to have it out and ready before you walk through security.

Knowing what you can and cannot have on an airplane isalso important if you want to get through security quickly. Many people carry liquids such as shampoos, soaps, contact solution, and make-up on their trips.If you plan to put these items in a carry-on, be aware that these are not allowed in their original containers and should be placed in three-ounce (orsmaller) bottles. Place your three-ounce bottles in a one-quart clear plastic, zip-lock bag. When you get to security, you’ll need to put the zip-lock bag in a security bin, so have the zip-lock bag in a bag that's easy for you to get to. If you want to carry your liquids in their original bottles, put them in your checked bag.

If you're unsure of what you can and cannot bring on an airplane, the best thing that you can do is research. Check out the Transportation Safety Administration's website and note what’s acceptable for air travel and what’s not. Being prepared for your flight and for your walk through security can not only make your travels easy, it also helps the people who are in line behind you. If you do happen to get stopped going through airport security, the best thing that you can do is remain calm. While getting stopped for security purposes is never fun, just remain patient. TheTransportation Safety Administration and their employees work hard every day to keep travelers safe, and when they do extra checks going through security, they only work to ensure the safety of flyers worldwide.

Welcome CL Parking of SFO!

Monday, 6 December 2010 01:54 by Mandy

  If you are a frequent flier out of SFO and use APC of course to book your airport parking online, check out our newest addition!  

CL Parking SFO wants you to know -  "We look forward to providing you the best parking solution for South San Francisco, conveniently located just minutes from SFO airport. Wehave a spacious lot with friendly and professional employees whose only goalsare to provide you with quality service so that you will use us again and again whenever you need short or long term parking near SFO. Hours of operation/shuttleare 6AM to 12 Midnight Monday - Sunday.

Followsigns to parking lane see attendant and surrender confirmation,  Attendant willpark car and assist you with luggage onto the shuttle van. Our shuttle runsevery 10-15 minutes and goes to the Terminal."


APC December Newsletter is here!

Friday, 3 December 2010 03:43 by Mandy

 Reserve your Holiday Airport Parking Now before the Lots Fill Up! 

How about a little Holiday Cheer!

Enter promo code "HOLIDAYCHEER" to save an extra 10% off
any reservations you make until the end of DECEMBER.
(Note, this offer is for new reservations only)

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Ways You Can Save Money When Parking At LAX Airport

Thursday, 18 November 2010 02:59 by Mandy
Going on vacation is no-doubt expensive. You have to pay for the hotel room, and you don't want to stay in just any hotel, so that means you're going to be paying a pretty penny for your stay. You also had to buy a new bikini because you just couldn't go to the beach in the one you have. Then there was your flight. Even though you're flying coach, you're still paying quite a bit for that ticket. That means that if you want to eat well, buy souvenirs, and really enjoy your vacation, you're going to have to be careful with how much money you spend on other areas of your vacation -- such as parking at the airport. There are, however, ways to park your car, save money, and enjoy that vacation you deserve!
First of all, when in doubt, just ask! Check out rates online for LAX airport parking, before the day you leave and book a reservation in advance for long and short-term parking. A lot of airport parking locations charge more for parking lots that are closer to the gates, than they do for parking lots that are further away. Hey, after all, you do have to wear that bikini, and a few extra steps will only make you feel even more fabulous in it! Check out the airport parking connection's website for their parking rates for short and long-term lots. They offer a shuttle to get you and your luggage from your car to the airport.
While you're at it, get an additional discount by checking out their Facebook and Twitter pages. 
Off-site parking is great because you can pay online and is less expensive than parking at the airport.  This saves you a few bucks, and you avoid dragging your suitcase and carry-on across the parking lot. You can compare these off-site parking lots by simply going online.  APC will show you how far the site is from the airport, and how much it costs to park there.  Go online and visit to find great LAX parking options.

Newark Long Term Parking

Friday, 12 November 2010 01:01 by Mandy

APC's newest addition, Newark Long Term Parking, offers discount parking at one of the busiest airports in the states.  OPEN 24/7/365, you will find this information listed for Newark Airport Parking - 

  • Free New Shuttles to and from Newark Airport.
  • Why pay $18.00 to park with thousands of cars in the Newark Airport Parking lot,  when you can park in a smaller facility and get the great service of an owner operated secure parking lot for almost 1/2 the cost?
  • There is a $3.00 per day fee for LARGE trucks and FUL SIZE SUV's.