The Convenience of Travel

So many times, travelers associate the idea of travel with hassle and inconveniences that they’d rather do without.  Traffic to get to the airport, difficulty parking, getting through luggage check and security, waiting for a flight that might be delayed…Following you’ll find a few tips that will make your trip more convenient and pleasant.

Pack according to security guidelines.  Your best chance of getting through security quickly is to follow the guidelines set in place for your protection, even though it may sometimes feel as though your personal property is being invaded.  Pack all liquids in clear bottles, in clear cases, and arrange your luggage contents logically.  The X-Ray machines are only as quick as those interpreting the screen, in other words, if you throw all of your belongings in hodge podge, you’re more likely to be asked to wait while your luggage is searched by hand.  Wear comfortable shoes that you can easily slip in and out of.  This choice serves a dual purpose: you’ll get through security with more ease and speed, and you’ll be more comfortable on your flight, without tight shoes on.

Bring a book or magazine, or your video iPod to the airport.  Chances are that even if your plane is on time, you’ll have some waiting to do.  Instead of sitting there, bored, plan ahead and bring something to occupy your time.  Bring something interesting…if it’s not interesting to you, it won’t satisfactorily pass the time.  Books are excellent for the flight as well; as of yet, there’s not a restriction in place on having a paperback comedy in your carry-on.

Travel to the airport can be the most stressful of all travel stressors, but with some more planning ahead (a common theme in travel convenience), you can book your parking, and even a hotel room on, granting you reserved access to convenience; you can entirely avoid rush hour type traffic on your way to or from the airport.  You can arrive at your terminal refreshed and calm, even if you are flying to an important business meeting that will decide the next ten years of your career.

Give yourself a bit of relaxation, and travel can go from stress to bliss.

Variety is the Spice of Life…

…And choice is the privilege.  Your privilege, especially at ParkSleepFly.  As with many services, the more advanced or elegant, the higher the price.  Booking a room at a five star hotel costs a bit different than booking at a two star hotel.  If you’re looking to save a few more dollars, you might sacrifice a star…or maybe you’ll sacrifice a few dollars to get that extra benefit.

At ParkSleepFly, you have the choice.  Each search results in a variety of hotels and motels, so that you can pick the one that fits your lifestyle and your budget.  Once you’ve chosen which airport hotel you’d like to book your room at, reserving the room is easy and secure.  One click will lead you to a quick form and you’re on your way.  A small deposit can be made over ParkSleepFly’s secure, hacker-free system.

Just like the hotels offered for reservation, ParkSleepFly cares about your security, safety and peace of mind.  That’s why ParkSleepFly exists…to provide you peace of mind during your journey so that your travel experience is as pleasant as possible.  You won’t have to worry about feeling roped in or convinced to make a certain choice, because all of your options are presented from the beginning, with all of the pertinent information, so that you can make an informed decision, and enjoy the options that variety brings.

Less Flights Mean More Money…Unless Traveling with ParkSleepFly

As we move further along in our declining economy, and fuel prices continue to make travel more expensive, airlines have done what they could to shift some of their cost to travelers, in order to continue offering the same variety and frequency of flights.  Unfortunately, airlines are still going to have to cut the amount and frequency of flights, beginning with direct flights, domestic and international.

What does this mean for travelers?  More people per flight, more money per flight, more traffic getting to the airport, fewer and more expensive parking spaces and longer lines.  ParkSleepFly can’t do anything to help with the amount of people per flight, but can help to offset all of those other inconveniences and travel hardships.

Don’t want to miss your flight because of long lines to get through security?  Stay overnight at an airport hotel so that you’re only a ten minute ride away.  Park at the hotel to save on parking rates and avoid the hassle of finding first-come, first-served parking spaces at the airport, where rates will be rising to deter the overfilling of parking areas.  A safe and complimentary shuttle will transport you between your hotel and your terminal.

Avoid driving at times of heavy traffic.  If you’re catching an early morning flight or returning late at night, avoid driving hazards such as drowsiness by staying in your pre-booked hotel room near the airport.  Save on the cost of your trip, be it for vacation or business, by booking your airport hotel and parking ahead of time on ParkSleepFly.  With some planning and forethought, traveling needn’t be a hassle, or overly expensive, even if the airlines must adjust their flights to accommodate our current economic situation.

Labor Day Travel: Michigan

In today’s news, AAA announced that expected air travel from Michigan on Labor Day weekend, though down roughly eight percent, will still be upwards of 85,000 travelers passing through Michigan airports.  Most will be departing on the Friday or Saturday before Labor Day, so travelers could expect to have more than about 40,000 co-travelers as they fly out to enjoy a last bit of summer vacation.  Airfare is reported to be up fifteen percent over this time last year.

So how can you save money?  By booking your airport parking and hotel reservation with ParkSleepFly, of course!  Below you can find a brief look at some sample rates.  All rates are for three star hotels, departing on the Friday before the holiday.

If you’re flying out of Detroit, you can reserve a room for one night for $69.95, which includes up to seven days of parking.  Departing from Lansing, you can expect to pay as little as $109.00 for one room (one night) and up to fourteen days parking.  You can reserve an Executive hotel room in Grand Rapids for $84.00 per night.  Executive rooms include free breakfast, internet, a desk and additional amenities.

As you can see, if you’re among the 85,000+ travelers planning to fly out of Michigan for Labor Day, you have several options depending on which airport you’re flying out of, but at each of them there is the opportunity to add convenience and comfort to your trip for an affordable rate.  Please have a safe and happy holiday trip.

Strap on Your Winged Sandals

Imagine that for less money than it costs to climb Mt. Everest, you could take a flight into space.  This week, Fox reported that Star Systems, Inc. has developed a prototype craft that will  undergo tests and possibly lead to commercial flights beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

The craft has been named Hermes, after the Greek god of myth.  Among his duty as the messenger of his fellow Olympian deities, Hermes was the god of travel.  According to Star Systems, Inc, it was Hermes’ association with travel that earned him the position as the craft’s namesake, because Star Systems, Inc. is surpassing boundaries, which is often a paramount element of travel.

While at first, space travel will be costly (Star Systems, Inc. predicts that the trip will cost as much as a new car…though which new car they’re using for comparison is key…incidentally, they haven’t said).  Eventually, as with all new technology, the price will decrease.  Eventually space travel will be available to more and more of the public.  Imagine booking your parking and hotel reservations for the nearest space port with ParkSleepFly in the future.  No matter how the price falls on commercial space travel, it will never be “inexpensive.”  With ParkSleepFly, at least you’ll get affordable parking and hotel rates.