How Not to Lose Your Luggage – and What to Do if You Do

Many people traveling on airplanes don’t check bags anymore. Checking luggage can take a lot of time, as can waiting for it to arrive on the other end. Sometimes, however, you need to check your bags. You may need more stuff than would fit in an overhead compartment. You may wish to transport items not permitted in a carry-on bag. You may have a long layover and not want to babysit a valise for several hours in some airport.

Whatever your reason for choosing to check your luggage, you always incur one risk: that it will not appear on the other end. Here are some tips on how to prevent that from happening, and what to do if it does. Continue reading “How Not to Lose Your Luggage – and What to Do if You Do”

How to Cope with Flying: Tips and Tricks for Rare Flyers

For most of us, flying isn’t a part of day-to-day life. While some people are regular flyers, breezing through the airport with neatly packed suitcases and plenty of frequent flyer miles, that’s not the reality for those of us who rarely fly and still feel all of the confusion, anxiety, and unfamiliarity every time we have to go through the process of flying. But don’t worry – we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to help you handle every step of the flight process, so you can feel more comfortable when you fly.

Read on to find out our top tips on booking cheap flights, figuring out what you can pack, arriving at the airport, getting through airport security, and enjoying the flight itself. Continue reading “How to Cope with Flying: Tips and Tricks for Rare Flyers”

10 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

Travel can be an incredibly exciting and enjoyable experience, but it can also provoke a lot of fear and anxiety for some people. Around one in every 20 people has a fear of flying, otherwise known as aviophobia. But why do some of us have this fear? And how can we get over it?

Why do we have a fear of flying?

Several different factors can cause a fear of flying. Some people feel claustrophobic in the enclosed space of an airplane. Others are scared of heights or of the potential of crashing or hijacking. Beyond that, the process of flying can be stressful and scary for a lot of people – what if you miss your flight? What if the airline loses your bag? Even though all of these outcomes are very unlikely, they can produce a lot of fear.

On top of that, flying is an unfamiliar experience. Some people fly very regularly, but most of us don’t, and you’re much more likely to have a fear of flying if you haven’t done it many times. It can take some time to get used to the sights, sounds, and feeling of being in an airplane. Until flying feels commonplace, it can make us very uncomfortable. Continue reading “10 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying”

Why Baggage Fees May Cost More On Your Next Trip

These days, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to travel by airplane. Flights have been getting cheaper and cheaper over time, so the cost of a single flight from LA to Boston in 1941 could pay for your whole family to fly to Europe today. However, one aspect of flying has gotten more expensive recently. You might have noticed that you’re paying more for your luggage in recent months. Continue reading “Why Baggage Fees May Cost More On Your Next Trip”

Nov 1st 2018 price increases

Effective November 1st we will be increasing our rates a little. I wanted to write and let you know that as we continue to invest in our parking lot and our staff for the benefit of our customers we find that the small increase is required to maintain the high level of service we want to provide.

I would like to make it clear however that:

– The 7th day of parking  will continue to be FREE

– Pre-paying online gives you a 20% discount over the pay at lot price

– You and others that receive our weekly newsletter can still access discounts of 30% or more

You can avoid the price increase by booking now or before 1st November and lock in today’s rate regardless of your travel date.

Safe travels,

Andrea Davis, General Manager

The Longest Flights In The World (and out of RSW) 2018

The Longest Flights in the World

Although long flights may sound like torture at first, they actually help improve passenger comfort by shortening the amount of time a flight lasts. After all, longer flights mean more time spent in the air and less on stops.

And thanks to the development of ultra long-haul aircraft, such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner, and the use of efficient great circle (often Polar) flight paths, these type of flights will become increasingly common in the future.

That’s why we have listed the longest flights both by distance and duration to give you a clearer picture of how far and fast you can go with a single flight. Keep in mind that these are average times and numbers may vary widely between flights due to weather conditions, wind patterns, ATC holds, etc. Continue reading “The Longest Flights In The World (and out of RSW) 2018”

5 Things Not to Do at Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Although most people regard check-in/check-out as the second most aggravating part of the vacation (behind the flight,) many people underestimate how this experience can affect your vacation. Checking-in usually provides your very first impression of your accommodations, and that impression can make or break your trip. And although most people skip the check-out experience, it can help to improve a bad experience, or even top off an amazing vacation. Take a look at our list of the top five things not to do at hotel check-in and check-out to make your next overnight trip a great success! Continue reading “5 Things Not to Do at Hotel Check-in and Check-out”

8 Ways To Reduce Baggage Fees

How to Reduce Baggage Fees

Airline baggage fees are a hot topic these days, and for good reason: the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that U.S. travelers spent $7.1 billion in luggage and flight change fees in 2017 alone. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to get around the ever-increasing baggage fees and restrictions imposed by most major airlines. Here are some tips for keeping your luggage costs to a minimum. Continue reading “8 Ways To Reduce Baggage Fees”

2018’s Worst Airline Passengers

Poor plane etiquette – An Expedia study

Many travelers across the globe experience some form of annoying behavior in a flight especially due to the unique pet peeves that each one of us has. These annoying behaviors make the journey more difficult and less enjoyable.

Expedia’s 2018 results of its Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study has revealed that the top three things most people can’t stand are seat kickers, barefoot passengers and excessively chatty or loud travelers.

Some airline carriers have decreased the amount of leg room to accommodate more seats, hence the habit of constantly kicking and grabbing the other passengers seat has become popular. This habit is however found annoying by more than half of the survey respondents. Actually, seat kickers/bumpers/grabbers were ranked at 51% in the list of worst flight passengers. 62% of the travelers prefer notifying the flight staff about the annoying behaviour as a form of insurance against the same. Continue reading “2018’s Worst Airline Passengers”