10 Things You Should Know Before Booking With Airbnb

Whether you’re looking for a cheaper place to stay on your travels or perhaps a spacious holiday home rather than a hotel room, Airbnb can be a great website to find the perfect short-term accommodation to suit your needs. However, without the typical hotel regulations in place and the fact you are renting directly from a person (or even staying in their home), there are some risks and pitfalls to be aware of.

So, if you’re new to Airbnb, read on for a guide on how to find your perfect stay.

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How Early Should You Arrive at Bradley Airport?

Are you flying out of Bradley Airport soon? If the answer is yes, you might be wondering about the logistics of your flight. How early should you arrive? How long will it take to get through security? If you arrive too early, you’ll be wasting time that you could’ve spent packing, relaxing, or hanging out with your loved ones. But if you get there too late, you’ll risk missing your flight altogether. Use this handy guide to make sure you get to Bradley International Airport right on time. Continue reading “How Early Should You Arrive at Bradley Airport?”

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 to our customers.

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,

Christine Tuczinski, General Manager

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

Longest flights in the world by duration

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 BDL) 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”