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”

8 Ways 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”

Bradley is booming! 5 Reasons to fly out of our local Airport

1) Non-Stop Service To Many Destinations:

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There are now direct flights to St. Louis from BDL

Starting on August 7th, 2018, Bradley International Airport will be offering a new daily non-stop route by Southwest airlines, directly to St. Louis! That’s in addition to a number of new non-stop routes added in recent times by Spirit, United and Aer Lingus including Dublin, Myrtle Beach and San Francisco. This is an amazing move in the right direction for The Bradley International Airport, and destined to make a lot of travelers very happy. As recently suggested by Kevin Dillon, the executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Bradley Airport is in constant conversations with airlines about new routes with style, which include flights going to Austin, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, and even New Orleans.

And of course, at Bradley, there is already a long list of popular non-stop flight routes, which include popular destinations such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Cancun, Charlotte, Chicago ORD and MDW, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas DFW, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Ft, Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston IAH, Las Vegas, Los Angeles LAX, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Myrtle Beach, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh Durham, San Francisco, San Juan, Tampa, Toronto, Washington DCA & IAD, and West Palm Beach. Continue reading “Bradley is booming! 5 Reasons to fly out of our local Airport”

AAA parking discount for Bradley Airport Parking BDL

Executive Valet is pleased to offer AAA members a special discounted rate for their BDL parking.

AAA members parking rate for Bradley Airport at Executive Valet:

$7.95/day with the 7th Day free

“Show Your Card and Save” if you drive to the lot without a reservation or pre-book online and use promo code SYCS. Membership card may be requested at the lot.