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How To Be A Better Traveler

Thursday, 4 November 2010 02:05 by Mandy

Traveling across that vast, blue sky is no-longer the cake walk that it once was. Now to make it in the cut-throat world of air travel, you have to be smart.  You have to be an expert suitcase packer, a fast walker, a quick thinker, and an all around airport extraordinaire to get to your flight on time...

The best place to start is with your ticket and airport parking. When is the best time for you to fly out? If you're flying out for a scheduled vacation, or an event such as a wedding, you'll want to leave in the days before, and not the day of, the event. Delays do happen, regardless of the weather. Why not give yourself an extra day of vacation and just set your departure day a few days ahead of time.

While you're considering tickets, you might want to try to fly in the morning or really late at night. Flying at times when other people don't want to fly may guarantee you a cheaper ticket. This also means that you'll avoid the big crowds and the chaos of standing in the security line.

When you're ordering your ticket, you may be presented with the option to buy a non-stop ticket, or a flight that has different stops.  It's always best to buy a non-stop flight. Non-stop flights mean that you only deal with two airports, so you reduce the risk of losing your luggage, of experiencing other things that might go wrong in multiple airports.

While you might not think that where you sit on a plane matters -- it does. If you tend to go to the bathroom frequently, don't like being in the window seat, or know you'll be needing access to your carry-on, choose a seat on the aisle. If you have to be next to the window and just want to sleep, pick a window-seat. Plus, when you check the seating plan, you'llensure that you aren't too close to the bathroom.

Know that large or small, both types of airports have their advantages and disadvantages. Smaller airports have parking that is much easier to navigate like Newark International Airport, but there are often longer lines and their flights can be on the more expensive side. Larger airports  like JFK or LaGuardia, often offer cheaper flights and more flight variety, but they are a lot more crowded, and harder to navigate than a small airport.  It's just really a matter of personal preference when it comes to which one you choose.

Have you ever heard of frequent flyer miles? Good! Wrack them up and use them! If you're flying a lot, stick with the same airline, or maybe even two. You'll earn inexpensive (And even free!) trips, upgrades and other exciting perks.

Lastly, one of the most important things to remember is that things do happen. Your flight might get delayed, the weather might be bad, you might spill your tiny airline beverage, you might hit some turbulence, and the flight attendant might not be in the best mood. Just fly on!  

Check out APC for discount parking reservations!

 

Diamond Airport Parking - SLC

Monday, 1 November 2010 06:38 by Mandy

APC has a new location!  Salt Lake City, Utah is home to the SLC Airport and a wonderful location to park with; Diamond Airport Parking!  

Diamond Airport Parking is a premium offsite airport parking facility, conveniently located just 5 minutes away from the Salt Lake City International Airport. We are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to serve you.

Our friendly Car to Curb service includes:

  • Valet* and Self Park options
  • FREE Shuttle
  • FREE Car Wash
  • FREE Newspaper
  • FREE Bottled Water
  • FREE Baggage Assistance
  • FREE "We Care" Program

 

*Valet Service: We offer 3 levels of valet service, Open, Canopy and Covered depending on your needs. We will have your car ready and running (warmed or cooled) for you upon your return. 

 

LAX Park Place!

Monday, 25 October 2010 03:43 by Mandy

LAX has a new facility to park with!  APC would like to welcome LAX Park Place!  

Check out their "more info" link to find out details of what they feature - 

Brand New Indoor Facility
Clean, well-lit, and professionally maintained, LAX Park Place provides a first -class parking environment for your vehicle.  Open 24/7, so there's no waiting, we offer both indoor and outdoor pricing options.

 
Convenient Location
LAX Park Place is located minutes from LAX, across the street from Lot B, with easy access from both the 405 and 105 freeways.

 
Safe and Secure
We are licensed, bonded and insured, with 24hour camera surveillance of your vehicle.  Our state of the art security system is connected to a professional security service as well as the police department.

 
Professional Service
Our courteous and helpful valets each have a minimum of five years experience with clean driving records audited regularly.  Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Airport. Our lots are also open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  The toll free number allows you to reach us from any pay phone when travel plans change.

Check out LAX Park Place on APC!

Park & Go - SAN

Friday, 22 October 2010 05:32 by Mandy

New Facility in San Diego for Airport Parking reservations!  Park & Go is the newest facility listed for the San Diego International Airport!  "We are conveniently located across the street from the San Diego Airport, just north of Laurel St. on Pacific Hwy, near downtown San Diego. Look for us next to the Shell Gas Station. Our parking lot is approximately one mile from the Airport Terminals and the Cruise Ship Terminal.  Our facilty offers nearly 400 spaces for any sized vehicles.  We offer free shuttle service to airport and cruise ship terminal!"  Book your next parking reservation with APC in San Diego at Park & Go!

 

MDT - Cramer Airport Parking

Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:42 by Mandy

APC now has a facility for Harrisburg, PA!  Cramer Airport Parking offers a clean, well-lighted and safe parking facility with autopass in-and-out technology.  They provide a free 24 hour shuttle to and from the airport.  A free car wash and snow removal can be provided and even help with your luggage!  Visit the Harrisburg Airport page now!