Fall and winter travel is forecasted to be coming back big this year. With more people traveling, many families are looking for ways to keep their getaways fun and stress-free.
Whether they’re heading to domestic destinations or exploring overseas, there are a few trends that are continuing to be popular, including outdoor adventure, multigenerational trips, all-inclusive resorts and cities, which means families have a lot of options for beach season.
For Georgia residents, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is an exciting gateway to a long list of places to go in the U.S. and beyond. In 2021, it was ranked the busiest airport in the world, according to the Airport Council International
Once you’ve got all the details squared away, the next concern is heading out of town with ease. Here are a few tips to make the most of your vacation time when it matters most.
Use your apps
Before you get to the airport, take care of as many details as you can online and on your smartphone. On the day of travel, checking in, getting digital boarding passes and managing checked bags can save time, especially when you’re traveling with kids. Some airlines even charge less when you pay for your checked bags ahead of time.
Another smart shortcut is pre-booking a parking space using Park ’N Fly’s website or app. It offers a simplified checkout experience for an easy way to park. When you book online, Park ’N Fly will email you a QR code, which you’ll scan at the lot, park and then head to the airport on their shuttle. Or, you’ll have access to the code right on the app.
On your return trip, the app allows you to track their shuttles or hit the “Come Get Me” button to request a shuttle be dispatched for you. For an added bonus, they offer a frequent parker loyalty program. Members can earn silver, gold and platinum status, receive discounts and get bonus award days.
Don’t get stuck in a holding pattern trying to park
If you’re flying out of ATL, the South Parking deck renewal project started in late April and is causing delays. The work will be done in phases, but closures are already impacting parking and traffic.
“When traveling in Atlanta, keep in mind that there is construction happening.,” said Bobbie Porter, lot manager of Park ‘N Fly just off Conley Street. “There are less places to park and you might get stuck in airport traffic.”
For a hassle-free alternative, skip circling around a busy airport lot and book with Park ‘N Fly, which is located only five minutes away (it’s the closest lot to the airport). The Park ‘N Fly shuttle will drop you off at the airport, which actually makes getting from your car to the terminal easier since Park ’N Fly can assist with luggage.
When you’re traveling with kids, it’s a lifesaver. Not to mention, Park ‘N Fly offers a free, drive-through carwash for getting your vehicle spick and span when you arrive home.
Treat your pet to a ‘staycation’
While you’re out of town, you want to have peace of mind that your pet is well taken care of. For a pampering boarding experience, Pet Paradise Atlanta Airport has premium boarding suites for your cat or dog, expert grooming services and plenty of space to play.
The staff, who are all pet owners and animal lovers, will makes sure your four-legged family member has a great stay. Pets can run around outside or kick back by the bone-shaped, indoor swimming pool and make new friends.
If you’re driving to the airport, you can get your pet settled into a luxe dog suite or cat condo and then park your car at the adjacent Park ‘N Fly Plus location for a simple way to get you and your luggage to the terminal.
Get errands done while your away
Who says you can’t multitask on vacation? Strike the perfect balance of having lazy days by the resort pool and checking off your to-do list by having your oil changed at the Jiffy Lube near ATL.
“Don’t forget, if you are going away on a trip out of the Atlanta airport that is a great time to get other errands off your list while you are away like getting your car detailed or having an oil change – you can get a lot done all at our location,” said Al Muller, lot manager at the Park ’N Fly Plus location off Camp Creek Parkway.
While you’re recharging on the beach, they’ll also keep your vehicle road-ready. “If you drive an electric car, we have the charging stations to keep your car charged when you get back,” said Muller.
To learn more about Park ’N Fly, go to https://www.pnf.com/.
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