Online Travel Booking: Where You can be Your Own Agent

In recent years, more and more travelers have been booking elements of their vacations online.  Airplane tickets were one of the first elements of travel that allowed for online purchase, mostly because airlines already booked tickets for travel agents using a computer system.  Hotels room booking over the internet was quick to follow for large hotel chains, but took a little while longer for inns and B&B’s.  Travel packages became popular for hotel rooms and airline tickets, guaranteeing your flight and a hotel room when you arrived at your destination.

Now, the travel agent has become the internet.  ParkSleepFly is a pioneer in the realm of self-booking travel arrangements, allowing travelers to book hotel rooms and airport parking, for the purpose of making getting to the airport on time easier and more stress free.  Whereas many airports do not even allow travelers to book their parking, ParkSleepFly allows travelers to book hotel rooms and parking ahead of time, when they book their trip, and for less money.

Planning a trip used to be far more time consuming.  Travelers had to go to see a travel agent, collect reading material, go home and review it with their families, return to the travel agent (or call) to have everything booked, and then await confirmation.  Nowadays, travelers can get onto the internet (which for many doesn’t even involve dialing anymore), look up where they’d like to visit, book their airfare, hotels and parking, and print out confirmation then and there, from the comfort of their home.

While this shift has not been beneficial to travel agents who do not wish to adapt, it adds convenience for the traveler, so that more focus can be placed on enjoying the trip itself.  Imagine missing out on climbing to the top of Il Duomo to see all of Florence, Italy, or not seeing the whale breach on the port side because you’re busy rearranging your itinerary to spend one more day on vacation, when you could enjoy your trip and use the hotel’s free wi-fi later that evening to adjust your travel plans.

ParkSleepFly is part of this shift toward greater convenience, at a lower price, for travelers.

Airlines Continue to Charge

Hungry for a pre-flight cookie?  Want a meal?  How about a drink of water?  Be sure you have cash on you, or that you’ve brought your own food and water in security-approved containers, else you’re going to have a very hungry flight.  The need for cash is only temporary though; soon you’ll be able to use plastic to buy your water or pillow.

Charging for something like a cookie or an elaborate meal may be understandable, though the price of those used to be built into your ticket.  Charging for items such as a bottle of water though could prove more than inconvenient.  As the weeks go by, travel by airline seems to get more and more expensive, but it’s no fun to be grounded when you could be enjoying one last summer vacation.

That’s why ParkSleepFly wants to help to save you money by providing affordable reservations for your hotel room and parking near the airport so that you can make your flight without the stress of morning traffic and lines, and without feeling as though you’ve been forced into paying extra for what you need.

Packages include a hotel room and a given number of days of parking that usually amount to far less than parking at the airport, which can cost, at minimum, eight dollars per day.  Over one week that’s already more than fifty dollars to simply park!

Say yes to ParkSleepFly, and say no to extra charges!

ParkSleepFly & Travel Mall: Convenience at the Click of a Mouse

You’ve planned the perfect vacation.  Your itinerary is flawless, you’ve researched the best hot spots at your destination and you can practically recite the Zagat Guide from memory.  As your vacation departure approaches, excitment builds, but you’re feeling calm and confident.  You’re not going to have to worry about traffic or missing your flight because you’ve already reserved a hotel room and parking for the night before with ParkSleepFly.  You’re quite looking forward to perusing the next morning’s paper while you ride the complimentary shuttle directly to your terminal.

A fateful trip into your attic or basement reveals that your luggage is worn and features a stubborn zipper, that, if it were to catch on your carry-on, you could be responsible for security delays and exasperated sighs from fellow travelers as they’re forced to wait while you fight with your old luggage.  After making the command decision that some new luggage is in order, where do you go to buy luggage at an affordable price?  To whom do you turn?

ParkSleepFly has your answer.  With multiple luggage providers available through the Travel Mall website, you can find the right luggage for the right price.  Just like finding the right hotel for the right price, you can rely on ParkSleepFly and listed affiliates linked in the Travel Mall.  Reliability, quality and affordability…what better qualities to adopt in relation to travel?

Airline Alliances…Good or Bad, ParkSleepFly Will Help Travelers

An article in the New York Times announced today that American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia Airlines have once more applied for antitrust approval in the hopes of alleviating high prices due to increases in the cost of fuel as well as, of course, to attract more customers. According to the article written by Micheline Maynard, Sir Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Atlantic raised concerns that such an agreement will lead to an ultimate rise in airfare prices because there will be less competition.

If the agreement reaches success, then travelers should be ready for either eventuality: that of the airlines seeking the alliance, and that of Sir Richard Branson, and either way, ParkSleepFly will become an even more important website for travelers seeking a relaxing and secure journey.

Supposing prices drop, more travelers will take to the airports, which will mean busier flights, and busier roads surrounding many of the larger airports. More traffic means more stress, unless travelers make use of the simple and secure registration system on ParkSleepFly. Travelers can search for and view hotels that offer both hotel rooms and parking. Parking includes a complimentary shuttle to and from the terminal.

If Sir Richard Branson is correct, and a successful alliance leads to higher prices due to less market competition, ParkSleepFly will continue to offer hotel room and parking reservations at a low rate, which means that, as now, ParkSleepFly will continue to contribute to easing travelers’ wallets and adding to the convenience, safety and thus relaxation of every trip to and from the airport.

Low Fares from Los Angeles!

These days it’s not uncommon to see articles in the news warning travelers about the rise in airfare prices, due to airlines decreasing flight numbers in order to save on fuel.  What is rare is to find news of low airfare prices.  In the New York Times, Michelle Higgens wrote an article this week called Ahead: Fewer Flights, Fewer Bargains which outlines the increases in airfare.  At the end of the article, Ms. Higgens writes “Horizon Air, which begins daily nonstop flights to Mammoth Yosemite Airport from Los Angeles on December 18, is offering introductory fares of $79 each way.”

While that’s pretty specific, Horizon Air’s introductory rate might be a good way to squeeze out a vacation in 2008, even if your budget did not originally include vacation possibilities.  Unfortunately, ParkSleepFly cannot do anything to further lower the airfare, but already being fairly low, a round trip between LAX and Mammoth Yosemite Airport would cost $158, for the airfare alone.  But we all know that a vacation costs more than airfare.

At ParkSleepFly, you can book a three star hotel plus seven days of parking for less than $140, which is less than you could expect to pay were you to book your hotel through a separate entity, and park at the airport for those seven days.  For less than three hundred dollars, you’d have your roundtrip airfare, a hotel room to stay at the night before your flight (or the night after) and secure parking for the duration of your vacation, plus a complimentary shuttle service between your hotel and the terminal you’re flying from.

Of course you might make the trip for even less if you drive, but you’re looking at almost six hours driving for each leg of the journey.  If your car gets twenty miles to the gallon, you can also expect to pay over $130 in fuel, if fuel is at least $4.50 per gallon, which it likely will be by the time December rolls around.  You also could face some snowy roads, so if you drive the SUV or truck instead, you could expect to pay a good deal more in fuel.

ParkSleepFly means a relaxing trip with less stress.  You won’t have any traffic to deal with, and you can make your reservations ahead of time, so that you don’t have to miss out on a holiday trip in the rush of the holidays.