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PHX Int. Airport Now Offers Discounted Pre-Paid Parking Options Online

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 02:51 by ivan

Airport Parking Connection is excited to announce its newest partnership with the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport! The Phoenix Airport is one of the top 10 busiest airports in the U.S. as well the 27th busiest in the world serving over 40 Million passengers each year. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, PHX will now be one of the first major airports in the U.S. to not only offer its customer’s onsite airport parking via pre-paid online reservations, but will also be discounting their parking as much as 50% off the daily drive up rate when pre-paying for your reservation.

Phoenix Sky Harbor’s forward thinking offers its customers both convenience and savings by eliminating the hassle of finding reasonably priced and located airport parking for travelers departing out of PHX. By partnering with Airport Parking Connection, PHX Airport has created an easy to find and use reservation process by implementing APC’s reservation system directly onto their website with amazing discounts to help kick this new partnership off with a BANG! So hurry and join in on the savings and convenience by booking parking for your upcoming trip out of Phoenix Airport at:

http://skyharbor.com/transportationparking/PrepaidDiscountParkingApp.htm

Or by logging onto Airport Parking Connection and going to our Phoenix Parking options page.

If you are curious which terminal you should book parking reservations for based on the airline you are flying with, try PHX’s find a parking spot program to find the best up to date parking options and availability based on your needs, truly another shining example of the Phoenix Airports creative thinking and exceptional customer service.

You may also reference the airline by terminal list for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Int. Airport below:

Terminal 2:

-          Alaska Airlines

-          Great Lakes Airlines

-          United Airlines

Terminal 3:

-          Hawaiian Airlines

-          Sun Country Airlines

-          Jet Blue Airlines

-          Spirit Airlines

Terminal 4:

-          American Airlines

-          British Airlines

-          Southwest Airlines

-          US Airways Airlines

-          West Jet Airlines

-          Aero Mexico Airlines

-          Air Canada Airlines

-          Delta Airlines

-          Frontier Airlines

 

-          Volaris Airlines

TRAVEL EMERGENCY 3W’s! What do you do - Where do you go - Who do you contact?

Friday, 19 April 2013 02:07 by Admin

It is with an angry and broken heart that I am writing this- as I hear and read these horrific reports of Monday’s Boston Marathon Bombings along with the Baghdad Bombings that killed some and injured many. While I am beside myself as you may be too wondering what kind of evil is consuming our country/world today with these recent unsought massacres, rogue attacks and terrorizing bombings, I ask: “what would I do?”

In some of the news reports relating to Boston I kept hearing how people could not get a hold of loved ones to see if they were ok or vice versa via cellular networks. Others resorted to social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, etc. to reach out. Able bodied locals were able to navigate there ways to safety, but what about the masses that were visitors? Reports of participants and supporters that had traveled afar to be part of the events were suddenly in a more vulnerable state than locals, they were not only devastated by what had just happened but completely lost and out of their surroundings. Luckily they were still in the U.S. what about those out of the country? What about being completely out of your element, out of your country, different laws, language barriers, foreign geographical locations and experiencing a “Travel Emergency”. This would prompt me to ask myself these TRAVEL EMERGENCY 3W’s after the initial what just happened?!

What do I do?

Where do I go?

Who do I contact?

In a Travel Emergency, what is the protocol? Are there centralized locations to go to for further instructions, an emergency number aside from 911, is this posted in plain site for visitors, or are they debriefed of such protocols upon arrival? It seems as though these unforeseen tragic circumstances are becoming more of a trend and at that I say, “we must mobilize to be prepared in the best way possible!”

My advice: Get to know your surroundings and there emergency protocols.

LOCALS: Contact your city/county and see what systems are in place and get connected and share this with your family and friends, establish a plan to get to safety and meet up in a designated area.

VISTORS: No matter where you’re traveling to if it’s out of your surroundings, get educated and be prepared! Research your destination, see if they have specific locations, numbers, etc. to go to in case of an emergency, plot and save those in your smart phone, device or notebook. Make sure to share this as well as your accommodations info. with a trusted source from your hometown that may be able to help others contact or track you in a case of emergency.

Examples of helpful systems in place- Upon doing some research I’ve found different ways that Govt., State, County and City entities have put systems in place just for this purpose. Most heavily rely on a landline, internet or satellite connection, but prove to be very effective. As a local to some of these I never even knew these existed so please check with your local community and GET PREPARED TODAY!

Govt. Emergency Website: Source for Travel Emergencies and Crises: Travel.State.Gov - A Service Bureau of Consular Affairs/U.S. Department of State http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1212.html

City/County Websites- San Diego Emergency Websites: http://www.sdcountyemergency.com/ http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/oes/

SD Emergency App- Though this seems more directed towards natural disaster preparedness “the App can be customized to address any emergency situation, it’s an informational platform”- William Smith, County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services), some of the APP features that would help any extreme emergency are: • Maps • Get involved (where your help may be needed) • Shelter locations • Social Media • Latest News stream http://www.readysandiego.org/SDEmergencyApp/?nomobileredirect=true

As humans we have a “fear of the unknown”, while we may not be able to predict what can happen, we can harness that fear and have better control of it by being prepared to handle any situation in any surrounding. Unfortunately in our world today it seems as though “being prepared” is necessary and becoming a way of life. Instead of just earthquake and fire drills our children have terrorism drills and security with special ops training. I don’t know what is going so wrong with the world today, but I know we can’t live in fear, instead live in the state of mind “We won’t stand down!”

Best Travel Websites of 2012 – Airport Parking Connection

Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:31 by Admin

Here at Airport Parking Connection, we pride ourselves on being able to find you the best deals on airport parking across the country. We are also keeping a keen eye on the travel industry, constantly keeping tabs on the movers and the shakers in the business. As the end of the year approaches, we’ve compiled a list of the best travel websites of 2012. These are the companies that we feel are genuine in their business models and progressive in their means of delivering outstanding travel services.

Trip Advisor – Trip Advisor syncs with your Facebook page as soon as you enter to provide you with real time updates of all the travels and reviews that your friends have posted. Search for any city and find real reviews from real people for everything from the cheapest hotel deals to the best local hole in the wall eateries in town. 

http://www.tripadvisor.com

Lonely planet – Do you know that you want to travel, but don’t know where to go quite yet? The Lonely Planet is a great place to start your research. Seasonal blog posts, stories, and adventure ideas give you the best ways to travel depending on your budget and time frame.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com

Virtual Tourist – Get the best insights from the locals through by using Virtual Tourist. One the largest travel markets, New York City, has over 7,000 local members who live in the city providing almost 20,000 tips of the best food, lodging, and entertainment. 

http://www.virtualtourist.com

Pinterest – Yes, seriously. Forget what you heard about what, and who is supposed to go on Pinterest and take a look. This is one of the best sites for travel ideas. Why? The travel images posted aren’t sponsored and the community is absolutely massive. The users simply post their favorite travel locations and the cream rises to the top. Still not a believer? Head over to Pinterest, click the “Travel” category, and start browsing – you’ll have a Pinboard full of travel ideas before you know it!

http://www.pinterest.com

Air BNB – Young, single, and looking to meet new people? No, this isn’t a creepy dating site. Air BNB is a worldwide community of people willing to put your up in the guest room of their apartment or home, or rent the entire room or apartment to you for much cheaper than any hotel. We highly recommend this for any classic Euro-backpacking-trip you embark upon. With a community rating system that lets you know exactly what you’re getting into, it’s one of the best ways to travel cheap!

http://www.airbnb.com

Travel and Leisure – Professionally written, engaging, and frequently updated travel articles can be found on Travel and Leisure. A polished, aesthetically pleasing resource for travel ideas and destinations.

http://www.travelandleisure.com

Airfare Watchdog – Looking to fly at the drop of a deal? Head to Airfare Watchdog when you’re looking to fly cheap. This is an amazing site for spontaneous weekend endeavors. As of the moment of this blog posting, I could book a flight from San Diego to Portland for $40 round-trip! The site also allows you to set alerts for deals flying to locations of your choosing – a great money-saving resource.

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com

StumbleUpon – Stumble is still a great choice for finding interesting articles and photographs, regardless of the topic. Link with your social media pages to save your favorite stumblings. If you want to dodge the agendas of the major travel sites, head over to StumbleUpon for the best of the web, wherever it may be. You’ll never know what will come up next!

http://www.stumbleupon.com

TravelPod – With 64,439 travel experiences shared on TravelPod this week alone, there is no arguing that this is a massive community of travel bloggers. Browse by location or author to read the best adventures and how to plan for your own travels. After you trip is over, blog your own experience and share it on the site!

http://www.travelpod.com

Yapta – Always wondering what the best day to book your flight is? Worried that the difference in booking on a certain day could potentially be hundreds of dollars? Yapta’s M.O. is to save you money by tracking changing flight prices before and after you buy your airline tickets. After you book, simply enter your information into the Yapta system and they will send you alerts with price changes so you can fly for less, even if you book for more.

http://www.yapta.com

Our Favorite Travel Bloggers of 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012 05:09 by Mandy

Each year people are bitten by the travel bug and go off on an adventure to explore the world.  They share their exciting adventures and local knowledge of culture with their online blogs.  And in the year 2012, we at Airport Parking Connection have some favorites we enjoyed reading.  Check out who our favorite travel bloggers were and you might find insider information for your next trip!

  • @Johnnyvagabond - Two years into a one-year trip, Wes is now in Mexico -- sharing tips, taking pics, and telling lies. My job is to do the stupid things so you don't have to.

Mexico · http://johnnyvagabond.com  

  • @nomadicmatt - Traveling the world for 6 years and showing people travel can be inexpensive in hopes of inspiring them to break out of the cubicle and explore their world.

Around the World · http://www.nomadicmatt.com 

  • @traveldudes - Love to travel, to discover the world, to travel free & untroubled & still be informed like an insider! For Travelers, By Travelers! & founder of Traveldudes.

Citizen of the world · http://www.traveldudes.org/static/about-traveldudes  

  • @theplanetd - Adventure Couple, travel blogging and Photographing their way around the world at ThePlanetD 

Toronto · http://theplanetd.com  

  • @earthXplorer - world traveling / emmy award winning ✈ adventure videographer ✈ photographer, speaker & dad ❤ dogs, sharing & caring. I tweet a lot! Live the adventure! 

Miami, Fl. USA · http://www.earthxplorer.com  

Florida · http://www.TheTravelBite.com  

  • @michaelcervin - Wine, food, & travel writer, book author, travel guide author and speaker.

Santa Barbara · http://CervinsCentralCoast.blogspot.com  

  • @lajollamom - Lifestyle and travel writer, ex-expat (London and Hong Kong), wine lover. San Diego Local Expert for @10best. Asst. Editor @trekaroo #FriendsofRicki, #FSFamily

La Jolla, CA · http://lajollamom.com  

Anywhere & Everywhere · http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/  

CA, CO, MN · http://www.thevacationgals.com

Happy parking and we look forward to reading exciting 2013 traveling adventures!

LAX Airport Parkers to Get a Major Christmas Deal with Premier Parking USA on Airport Parking Connection

Monday, 3 December 2012 04:13 by Mandy
Airport Parking Connection has partnered with a brand new facility opening at LAX on December 15th, 2012, Premier Parking USA.
 
"Premier Parking USA at LAX announce their Grand Opening to the public on December 15th, 2012,” says Mandy Fitzberger, Online Marketing Manager for Airport Parking Connection. “With the lowest daily rate and just in time for the Holidays, customers can find the best deal and reduce the hassle of searching for LAX parking with Premier Parking USA and Airport Parking Connection .”
 
Airport Parking Connection provides service connecting the local communities to fifty-three airport parking regions across the U.S. Airport Parking Connection is committed to providing the best parking rates available for off-airport parking options nationwide. For more information, visit Airport Parking Connection or press inquiries email support(at)airportparkingconnection(dot)com.
 
About Premier Parking USA: Premier Parking’s mission is to save you money while connecting you to a network of friendly and efficient parking facilities nationwide. Locations under Premier Parking’s management continue to offer customers the best parking value available in the market with most facilities offering a fast and free shuttle service.