Travel Tip: Planning Ahead

Planning ahead means more than washing your laundry and making sure your suitcase is ready to go by the time you need to head to the airport. You wouldn’t likely head to the airport without a ticket and expect to get onto the flight of your choice. What if the flight is full? What if you encounter unforeseen delays, such as long lines at security checkpoints? Similarly you wouldn’t expect to avoid all possible delays on the way to the airport, or even on your way home.

Traffic is an ever-present issue, along with finding a parking space, waiting in line for your boarding pass and getting through security to the gate where you might discover your plane was delayed. Or perhaps you hire a limousine or use a shared-ride service which eliminates the hassle of finding a parking space, but leaves you vulnerable to all other delays.

Planning ahead can keep your trip stress-free, and as the internet grows, so does ease of travel. Suppose you’re flying out on business or vacation, and the only flight you were able to reserve that would get you to your destination on time departs at six am. Most airports advise allowing up to two hours for getting your boarding pass, checking your luggage and passing through all of the necessary security checkpoints, but your flight is so early that you aim to arrive at the terminal at five in the morning. Let’s estimate that finding a parking space will take about a half hour, and then you have to get to the terminal itself, so you’ll want to reach the parking lot by four am. Give a half hour over to travel and you’re waking up, at the absolute latest, at three am. If you don’t fall asleep until ten the night before, that’s a maximum of five hours.

Five hours sleep will hardly leave you rested for that important business meeting or tours through the city of Rome, and chances are, any shut eye you manage to have on the flight itself won’t be terribly restorative. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can save over an hour of that early-morning rush, and save yourself the anxiety that would only be made worse by a lack of sleep.

ParkSleepFly has your solution. By offering accurate and easy-to-search quotes on hotel rooms and airport parking, you can plan to sleep at a hotel that’s located near the airport of your choice the night before you fly, or even the night you arrive (or both), saving you the hassle of delays and the danger of potentially driving while sleepy. Each search reveals a number of listings, all rated by industry standards as well as customer surveys.

With quick, easy and secure reservations, you can be on your way to a relaxing and safe trip, from the moment you book it to the moment you arrive home again.