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Miami Airport Parking is Here!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 02:56 by Mandy

Looking for a smart option for airport parking in Miami?  A new low price airport parking facility is opening up for Miami International Airport on October 1st!  Check out Economy Park & Fly's valet parking experience for your next trip.  Now you can expect to find the same great Economy Park & Fly parking experience at MCO now at MIA. Stop by Airport Parking Connection to find out more!  

Exec Park at Milwaukee International Airport

Monday, 29 August 2011 02:04 by Mandy

Airport Parking Connection has a new facility partner at Milwaukee International Airport!  Now you can find great service close to the airport at an affordable rate with Exec Park Airport Parking.  Exec Park is"family owned and operated in Milwaukee since 1979, Exec Park offers a complete suite of valet parking services for Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport, Amtrak station and private hangars. When it comes to airport parking in Milwaukee, our service and parking rates are second to none."  Don't wait til the last minute to book your holiday airport parking, get the best deals for Exec Park MKE now at Airport Parking Connection!

Orlando Airport Parking at The Parking Strip

Monday, 22 August 2011 01:46 by Mandy

If you are looking to save money with holiday travel season fast approaching, check out The Parking Strip at Orlando's MCO airport.  Here is what they have to say, "The Parking Strip offers first class valet airport parking located just 1.2 miles from the Orlando International Airport.  Our lot offers superior 24 hour fully staffed and secured facilities that provide complimentary valet parking services, shuttle service and baggage handling assistance.  At The Parking Strip we will equip you with a USA Today upon arrival so you have something to read during your flight and bottled water to quench your thirst upon your return.  When parking at The Parking Strip you will not only experience the convenience of the traditional park and fly services but you will also experience first class service that has put us on the map and our guests coming back to us time and time again."  Stop by Airport Parking Connection to find The Parking Strip and other great facilities at Orlando Intertnational Airport.  

Understanding Carry-On Rules and Restrictions

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 03:01 by Mandy
Getting through airport security can certainly be a hassle, especially in the recent years. With all of the new restrictions on what you can pack in your luggage, what you have to do to get through security lines, and what ID will be expected, you may find yourself not wanting to travel at all. 
 
However, if you get an idea of what to expect in advance, you can get through airport security much more easily. The most important thing is to understand carry-on restrictions. We almost all need to keep a carry-on bag with us simply as a way to have certain items close at hand. However, if you start reading the carry-on rules, you may be completely confused and a little overwhelmed. However, you do not have to be. Here are the basics of carry-on rules and restrictions so that you can more easily travel when you need to fly. 
 
All Airlines are Different
 
While the carry-on rules set forth by the TSA will be the same no matter the airline, the actual carry-on size restrictions can vary from one airline to the other. When you are planning a trip, you need to check with your airline and find out what dimensions they allow for a carry-on bag. Generally, the dimensions are similar, but do not assume that they will be exactly the same from one airline to another. 
 
Additionally, the number of carry-ons allowed can vary slightly from one airline to another. However, as a general rule, this is what you can expect. You will be allowed one carry-on for free that will need to be stored in the overhead bins on the flight. You will also be allowed one item referred to as a personal item. That personal item will need to be small enough so that it can fit underneath the seat that is directly in front of you. Generally, that personal item can include a laptop bag, a purse, a small duffle or a camera bag. 
 
Carry-On Liquids
 
Some people like to keep toiletries in their carry-on bag. If you would like to do this, you need to keep in mind that the restrictions are extremely strict. You cannot carry any bottle larger than one ounce, and they must be stored in a clear container. You can find carry-on liquid containers on the travel aisle of your local department store. You can also choose the small travel bottles and then store them in a quart sized Ziploc bag. Make sure you keep all liquids within this rule or you could run into trouble when you go through airport security. 
 
Watch Out for Dangerous Items
 
Security is very specific about dangerous items. There are full listings of what is considered dangerous on your airline’s website. However, some dangerous items include cigarette lighters, alcohol, and knives. Make sure you do not pack items of this type in a carry-on bag. 
If you want to make sure your travel goes as smoothly as possible, keeping your carry-on within restrictions will make the whole process so much easier. 
 

Avoiding Parking Madness when Traveling

Friday, 29 July 2011 02:32 by Mandy
Ask anyone who does a great deal of air traveling, and many of them will say the same thing. They do not mind the security as much as some might. They do not mind the hassle of boarding the plane and catching the connections. They will tell you instead that the biggest headache comes from dealing with parking madness. Parking at an airport can seem like you are trying to navigate a very difficult maze, and if you are not careful, navigating that maze can leave you very pressed for time. 
 
If you are planning on traveling anytime soon, you can learn some easy tips that will help you avoid parking madness so that you can have a headache free flight and not worry about transportation to and from the airport. 
 
Understand Airport Parking
 
The first step in the process will be to understand how airport parking works. The parking lots closest to the terminal will be the priciest lots simply because they require the least distance to walk. These lots are generally available in two types: long term and daily. If you will be leaving your vehicle for several days, then the long-term garage or lot can save you money. If you choose one of these garages, you may want to check and see if your airport offers pay in advance or reserve parking. These options will allow you to guarantee a spot for when you arrive. 
 
Farther away from the terminal, parking will be less pricey, but you may have to catch a shuttle or walk a very long distance. Often, these lots are available by the week for extended time travelers as well. 
 
Consider Off-Site Parking
 
Many larger airports will be surrounded by off-site parking offered by third party companies. These parking lots are often much lower in price and not as busy. The sites will often provide shuttles to and from the airport terminal since they may be a mile or more away. If you do not mind making use of a shuttle, off-site parking can often save both time and headaches. 
 
Avoid Parking Altogether
 
If you just do not want to deal with finding a parking space at all, but you need your vehicle on-site for when you return, consider valet parking. This way, all you will have to do is leave your car in the hands of a valet right at the entrance to the terminal. This will remove any travel time for you from the garage to the terminal, and you will still be able to rest assured knowing that your vehicle is parked safely in the airport garages. Valet parking is available at most airports, but you will need to confirm that with your airport in advance of your arrival. 
For any traveler, parking at the airport can be frustrating if you do not have a plan ready. If you take any of these tips, you can avoid the parking madness and make sure you vehicle is safely waiting for you when you arrive back from your trip.