Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Travel Tips



Even though you may live in chilly Detroit, you are still going to have to deal with weather and crowds when traveling home for the holidays. Whether you are traveling for a holiday cruise, exotic vacation, or flying home from Detroit Metro Airport for family festivities, it is important to remember that millions of other Americans are going to be doing the same exact thing this winter! In addition, it always seems that poor weather conditions show up around holiday travel time! What luck.

Don't let long car rides, cramped airplanes, invasive security, or bad weather get you down; You are going on a relaxing cruise or traveling to visit your beloved family back home! Regardless of your plans, you will be thankful for our winter holiday travel tips:
  1. Plan ahead and do your research. Driving to your destination? Research alternate travel routes ahead of time in case major traffic blocks the interstate. Depending on where you are driving from, you may be able to find some fun mini-destinations such as National Parks to visit on your way! Flying? Make sure you check your airlines baggage restrictions ahead of time to avoid stress on the day of your flight.
  2. Pack accordingly. Packing light during winter travel is always suggested. If you can get away with just a carry on, that would be even better! This way, you won't have to worry about your luggage getting lost in transit. If you do check your bags, make sure that you pack at least two pairs of extra clothes, your phone charger, and whatever necessities you may need in your carry on just in case. 
  3. Pack earplugs. Sure popping in headphones and listening to music is often a great way to zone out at a busy airport or loud car ride, but sometimes a person just needs silence! These little lifesavers can also ensure you get a few hours of shuteye before arriving at your destination.
  4. Reserve your parking in advance. Since you and millions of people will be traveling this winter season, it is important to reserve your Detroit Airport parking in advance! Reserving ahead with Airlines Parking will often save you money, and certainly saves you the stress of searching for a spot last minute.
  5. Travel early or late in the day. Do you really want to beat the rush? Traveling during hours when most people want to be asleep can save you a whole lot of hassle since the roads will be less busy and the airports less crowded. 
  6. Eat well and stay hydrated. This may seem like a simple tip, but it is often overlooked, as travelers rush to pack the car, struggle to read the GPS or fight with TSA about their luggage. Drinking water and eating regularly timed meals and snacks will make you feel oh so much better when you arrive at your final destination. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Detroit Holiday Travel 2014



Done shopping? Now it's time to plan your Holiday travel! According to the AAA, 2014 is going to be the busiest travel year since 2007, with over 94.5 million American's taking a trip for the December Holidays. WHAT?! In addition, air travel is also going to be up by at least 3.6 million people since 2007 as well, meaning more people are going to be looking for Detroit Airport Parking. People are expected to spend an average of $575 on their travels this holiday season.

By parking your car with Airlines Parking, you will save money on your Detroit Airport Parking, so more of your $575 can be used doing the things that you want to do! In addition to offering cheap airport parking at DTW, Airlines Parking is proud to offer:
  • Free online reservations [save even more money and time by booking online]
  • Complementary shuttle service 
  • Short 5 minute ride to the airport [let us deal with DTW traffic while you relax]
  • Self and Valet park options
  • Open 24/7
  • Complementary luggage handling
  • Discounted prices!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Things to Do During a Layover in Detroit

Simply watching the sights can be a relaxing way to pass the time! 

For some, layovers are a wonderful time to get out of the plane that has held them hostage for hours and walk around on some steady land. For others, layovers are a drag and can’t end soon enough. Check out some of these tips on how to make the most of your layover at Detroit Metro Airport:
  1.     Explore Detroit! Depending on how long your layover at DTW airport is, get out and explore this great city! Some layovers can be as long as 5-6 hours, just enough time to hit most of the popular Detroit sites.  
  2.     Work out. If you don’t want to leave the airport, make the most of your stay by burning a few calories. If you are shy, or really don’t want other travelers to watch you do jumping jacks in the terminal, download a distance app [Strava, Nike Plus etc] on your smart device and take a brisk walk around the airport. You can clock in a few miles before your next flight arrives. 
  3.   Eat, drink, and be merry! Nothing makes a layover pass faster than a trip to one of the many Detroit Airport bars for a quick drink. Most restaurants have a happy hour special, perfect if your layover is during the afternoon.
  4. Get a room. If your layover is going to be very long, and/or during the wee hours of the morning, consider getting a cheap hotel room so that you will feel refreshed for the next leg of your journey. Can’t spend that much money? Purchase some ear plugs and a sleep mask before your trip, and get a little shut eye right at your terminal
  5. Read. Just about every airport has a multitude of magazine carts and bookstores. Browse every magazine on the rack or purchase a book you have been dying to read. Better still, take this opportunity to download a book onto your smart device and enjoy some quiet time.
 Here at Airlines Parking, we hope to make your Detroit Airport Parking experience much more enjoyable than a long layover. With a variety of DTW parking options, including speedy shuttle service, free online reservations, and kind staff, we aim to please!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cheap Detroit Airport Parking

Next time you fly out of Detroit Metro Airport DTW, leave your car with Airlines Parking and pay cheap Detroit Airport Parking rates. When you park with us, you receive huge discounts on Detroit Metro Airport’s expensive daily parking prices. In addition, our cheap Detroit Airport parking rates include free online reservations, luggage assistance, complementary shuttle service, and secure parking. 

We are proud to offer a “best rate guarantee” on our cheap Detroit Airport parking options. For the best rates and most convenient experience, we suggest that you make a free online reservation online before the day of your trip. 

Check out our cheap Detroit Metro Airport parking rates:

Drive-Up Rates

Daily $12.00
Weekly $69.00

AAA Member Rates*

The only sanctioned AAA Parking Facility!
Daily $ 9.00
*Must present AAA Card

Internet Rates*

Daily $9.00
*Must present Coupon.

AARP Member Rates*

Daily $ 9.00
*Must present AARP Card


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Directions to Detroit Metro Airport

This could be you when you see Detroit Metro Airport!


Trying to find directions to Detroit Metro Airport Parking? We've got you covered!! Check out our comprehensive list of directions and we will direct you to Airlines Parking, and then to Detroit Metro Airport! Airlines Parking is located just minutes away from Detroit Metro Airport! Once you see our facility, DTW is right around the corner.  Please review our detailed driving directions below. If you have any questions, please call us and we will direct you to our facility! 


From the West: (I-275 and US 23); Ann Arbor and Flint
Take I-94 East towards Detroit and exit 198. Take the second ramp at Merriman Road North. Airlines Parking is on the right side of the road – the first entrance past the traffic light.
From the East: (I-94); Detroit and Windsor
Take I-94 West towards Romulus and exit 198. Take the second ramp at Merriman Road North. Airlines Parking is on the right side of the road – the first entrance past the traffic light.
From the South: I-27 (Toledo)
Take I-94 ramp towards Detroit Metro Airport and take exit 198. Take 2nd ram at Merriman Road North. Airlines Parking is on the right side of road, first entrance past traffic light.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Detroit Airport Parking Coupons


Who doesn't love coupons?! We sure do! Coupons are a fantastic way to save money on everyday items such as groceries, household items, and yes, even airport parking! If you love coupons as much as we do and you want cheap Detroit Airport parking, then join our email list, add us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or keep up with our website! This way, you will be the first to know about our exclusive Detroit Airport Parking coupons! 

Here at Airlines Parking, we like to present special deals and Detroit Airport parking coupons to our online mailing list and social media followers first, before posting to our website. Become a part of the Airlines crowd or else you will miss out on these fantastic Detroit Airport parking deals! 

Check out a sneak peak at our most recent coupon:



Coupons are a great way to save money on Detroit Airport Parking, but they still won't save you a parking space! Luckily, we allow you to reserve your parking online ahead of time at our website!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Travel in Bad Weather


                                              

 It is now September, and before you know it, the autumn season will be upon us. For those who live up north, this means saying goodbye to sunny warm weather and hello to severe weather and snow. Traveling out of the Detroit Metro Airport during the colder months of the year can be challenging. Read on for tips on how to navigate travel during inclement weather.

v  When you arrive at the airport, park your car offsite with Airlines Parking and rest assured that we will take care of it during the cold months.

v  Get forecasts before you leave the house. Check your destination and departure cities. If something looks amiss or if there is already flight delays for impending foul weather, call the airline to check the status of your flight.

v  The weather at your departure and destination cities looks perfect but it is the connecting city that is experiencing unpleasant conditions? See if you can reroute the connection to an airport with no delays.

v  Do not stray too far from your gate if you are already at the airport. Gate attendants often make important announcements in the event of a flight delay or cancellation including, but not limited to, information on flight status, alternative flight options, hotel offers etc. These are announcements you will want to hear.

v  If you end up needing to make alternate arrangements, use your airline’s 1-800 numbers. This will be much quicker and less stressful than standing in line at the kiosk at the airport with the 85 other people who need to reroute as well.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Detroit

Looking for something fun to do on Labor Day weekend in Detroit? Celebrate the closing of summer by attending one of these fun events!

What to do in Detroit on Labor Day weekend 2014:

Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival


Featuring a fine arts show and catering from over 50 local restaurants, Arts, Beats, and Eats is not to be missed. Running Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend in Detroit, you can see over 250 combined live performances. From local bands, children’s shows, and national starts, there is something for everyone!

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival


Celebrate all things Polish with the Hamtramck Festival this Labor Day weekend! Participate in a perogi eating contest, 5k and more, or just sit back and relax and watch traditional Polish dancers perform to ethnic music.

Michigan State Fair


Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, the Michigan State Fair is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Tickets start at just $6 for adults. Enjoy exhibits, animals, deliciously fried fair foods, midway games, and rides. Fun for the whole family!

Get Wet!


Before you know it, the freezing Michigan winter will have set in and you will be left swimming indoors. Take advantage of the waning summer days by making the most out of all the local swimming options Detroit has to offer. From lakeside parks, to spray grounds, to local pools and waterparks, there is something for every budget!


Make your Labor Day Weekend travels in and out of Detroit Metro Airport less stressful when you park your car with Airlines Parking.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Traveling with the Elderly

This could be you!
Are you a senior-aged human who is preparing to travel abroad? Are you planning to bring another elderly  relative or friend along on your next journey? If so, plan ahead so you can enjoy your trip! Consider the following tips:

1.      Health Insurance. Medicare does not cover health care overseas. It is highly recommended to obtain short-term health insurance before your trip.

2.      Pharmacies and Medications. Pack an ample supply of routine prescription meds for the duration of you trip. Keep medicine in its original, labeled container to avoid questioning at customs and carry a letter from your doctor that details your condition and medications.

3.      Local Conditions.  Talk to your doctor before your trip to identify your health care needs
 at your destination. Research the environmental conditions of your destination that may affect you including altitude, pollution and the safety of local drinking water.

4.      Personal Time. Keep in mind that abnormal physical and mental activity undertaken during travel is strenuous, no matter your age. Don’t forget to build enough personal time into your travel plan; whether to rest from a long walk or enjoy an additional travel site.

5.      Prepare for Emergencies. Leave emergency contact information and a copy of your passport  with family and trusted friends. Know the contact information of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the country you are visiting.

And remember: reserving online with Airlines Parking  ahead of time is just as important as preparing for your journey! Bon Voyage!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Detroit Airport Parking

Why off-airport parking? 
Airlines Parking offers
friendly service!


Off-site airport parking is usually offered by companies within a 2 mile radius of the airport. By traveling a little extra, you will get a big discount! A variety of off-site parking options service Detroit Metro Airport. These days, you have the ability to reserve your DTW airport parking in advance so that your spot is ensured. 

At Airlines Parking, you are given the choice between self or valet park options. All parking spaces are in our safe and secure parking lot to ensure that no harm comes to your car while you are traveling out of Detroit.

Say goodbye to long waits and hefty taxi fees and hello to complementary shuttles that take you directly from your parking spot to your DTW airport terminal for free! 

Unlike the airport, Airlines Parking offers a corporate discount rate. This way, employees can have a comfortable business travel experience that is easy on company wallets. 

Insider Tip: Complementary charging stations are coming soon! If you have a hybrid electric car, you won't have to worry about it having a low charge upon your return. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flying with Pets


 Sometimes you just want to take your furry friend with you on vacation. Other times, you are moving halfway around the world and leaving your best friend behind simply isn't an option. First-time flying out of Detroit Metro Airport can be nerve-wracking for pets if they are unprepared. Airlines Parking has compiled  these simple tricks for navigating air travel with Fluffy or Fido:

1.      Calculate the costs. Believe it or not, there are charges for flying with your pet. These costs can range from $75-$200 for a one-way flight. Research airline rates ahead of time so you aren't stunned by these fees when it’s too late.

2.      Visit the vet. Call your airline and find out if they require vaccination and health documentation for your pet. Find out if your pet has any health concerns that will make flying more difficult. Even better: research local vets at your destination so you’re prepared in case something goes awry.

3.      Pick the right time. Early morning or late evening flights work best in warmer Detroit weather while midday flights are better in colder months. If possible, book a nonstop flight to minimize your pet’s anxiety

4.      Prepare the carrier. Putting your pet in a strange kennel the day of your flight out of DTW and hoping it will be calm is a recipe for disaster. Instead, place the animal in the container a few times at home. Line the bottom with a familiar blanket and include a favorite toy to provide a sense of security.

5.      Pile on the exercise. They day before and morning of your flight, exercise your pet as much as possible. The goal is to tire them out so they are relaxed on travel day.

6.      Don’t forget food and water. No matter how short you think the flight may be, always pack food and water in your furry companion’s crate. Freeze water before you leave home for easy transportation and a cool refreshing treat once the plane is in the air.

7.      Ditch the Drugs. The American Veterinary Medical Association advises that owners never sedate their pets when flying. The combination of tranquilizers and high altitudes can prove fatal.  

Reduce some of your own travel anxiety about Detroit Airport Parking by making a free online reservation with Airlines Parking! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Detroit July 4th 2014 Events


 
Did you know that the Fourth of July is one of the busiest times of year to travel? With this in mind, Detroit is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day! Pay tribute to America’s birthday with Airlines Parking this year by enjoying fun fireworks, fantastic weather, and patriotic parties.

What to do in Detroit on 4th of July weekend 2014:

v  Wolverine Lake Tiki and Fireworks Display. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on the banks of Wolverine Lake. Fireworks begin at dusk and the beach will be festively lit by tiki torches.

v  Detroit Tigers at Comercia Park. What is more American than baseball, hot dogs, and fireworks? Celebrate 4th of July with the Detroit Tigers all weekend!

v  Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. The nation’s largest combined air show and balloon festival is happening this holiday weekend! Tickets range from a mere $5-$10 and you can enjoy fireworks at dusk.

v  Soaring Eagle Stars and Stripes Spectacular. With tickets starting at $20, you can enjoy monster truck madness, a concert featuring Switchfoot, and motocross! This event goes on through Sunday, July 6th.

Make your Fourth of July travels in and out of Detroit Metro Airport less stressful when you park your car with Airlines Parking.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shuttles at Detroit Metro Airport


You just landed at Detroit Metro Airport after a long, turbulent flight and can't wait to get to your car to finally get home. Oftentimes, waiting for a parking shuttle to come and then squeezing all of your belongings inside can be one of the most frustrating aspects of your DTW airport parking experience. Here are a few ways that Airlines Parking strives to make your shuttle experience as stress-free as possible:

·         Shuttle buses are on call. Unlike other parking facilities in the area where you must wait for a shuttle to come every 15 min, Airlines shuttles are on call to pick you up the second you’re ready to leave the Detroit Metro Airport. To make things easier on you, friendly staff will help you load your luggage onto the bus and into your car.

·         Shorter distance to the airport. A shorter distance means a shorter ride, which means you will be in and out of the shuttle in a breeze!


·         No hidden Fuel Surcharge Fees. You're already paying to park, why on earth should you pay for your shuttle ride as well? Other parking facilities serving the Detroit Metro Airport advertise a “free shuttle” service and then stick you with a hidden “fuel surcharge fee." Avoid these and other hidden surcharges when leave your car at Airlines Parking.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cheap Places to Fly to From Detroit



We get it! Life is busy and hectic and sometimes you just can’t get away for the extravagant vacation of your dreams. Just because you can’t afford to jet off to Tahiti doesn’t mean that there aren’t some splendid locations close to Detroit! Check out these destinations that are affordable and easy to fly to from Detroit Metro Airport:       
  • Boston, MA. (1 hour 21 min flight from DTW). For only $164 round trip you can jet off to Boston to enjoy some salty New England sea breezes. Tour the popular Fenway Park or take a walk along the spectacular Atlantic waterfront.
  •  Fort Lauderdale, FL. (2 hour 31 min flight from DTW). Take a break from chilly Michigan weather and buy yourself a roundtrip ticket to Florida for only $220! Enjoy lounging on the beach, catch a Florida sunset and swim in warm, crystal blue ocean waters.
  • Anchorage, AK. (6 hour 28 min flight from DTW). Sure it is a little bit further than our other suggestions, but flying to Alaska for only $754 round trip will create memories that will last a lifetime! Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska so there is plenty to explore. Go in the winter for skiing or the summer to tour glaciers and to go Salmon fishing.



Once you figure out where you should fly to from Detroit Metro Airport, make your free online reservation with Airlines Parking to ensure you get the cheapest DTW airport parking! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Where to eat at Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal


 
Imagine the following scenario: You ride the tram, get through Detroit Metro Airport security, and arrive at North Terminal hungry. Now that you arrived at your specific DTW terminal, there is no sense in going back through security just to get a bite to eat. Check out some of the delicious offerings DTW North Terminal has to offer:

1.      Coffee Beanery Café. ($). Crave artisanal coffee but tired of Starbucks? Grab a turtle mocha flavored coffee or some relaxing tea while you wait for your flight.

2.      Le Petit Bistro. ($). As its name correctly states, this place is essentially a little bistro. Order a sandwich, sub, or deliciously fresh salad and enjoy a healthy lunch or dinner.

3.      Earl of Sandwich. ($). This popular chain is chock full of hearty lunch and dinner options. Pair an artisanal soup with a hand-crafted wrap and frozen lemonade and you will be good to go!

4.      TGI Friday’s. ($$). Friday’s features an American cuisine that includes hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks, salads, and seafood. Burger patties can be substituted to accommodate for vegetarian and vegan diners. Friday’s is a great location for grabbing a pre-flight cocktail.

Don’t forget to make your free online reservation with Airlines Parking. We will get you to your terminal with enough time to grab a bit to eat before your DTW flight. Stay tuned for our next post on where to eat at other Detroit Metro Airport locations.  

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Where to Eat at Detroit Metro Airport




Once you are dropped off at Detroit Metro Airport by Airlines Parking’s complementary shuttle, you may want to get a quick bite to eat before proceeding to your terminal. Whether you prefer to sit down at a nice restaurant, pick up a light lunch, or grab a quick bit to eat on the go, there is something for everyone at DTW!

McNamara Terminal

1.      Sora Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar. ($$). Believe it or not, Sora has a fantastic reputation for serving sit down sushi and delicious tempura. This place makes a long layover seem doable.

2.      Vino Volo Wine Room. ($$).This classy wine bar has something for both novice and experienced tasters. Vino Volo offers food with ingredients such as prosciutto, brie, truffle oil, and smoked Gouda.

3.      Waterworks Bar & Grill. ($). Have an early flight? Grab a breakfast at Waterworks and being awake in the wee hours of the morning won’t seem so bad. Check out their exceptionally large French toast offering.

4.      PB&J. ($). Think peanut butter and jelly is just for kids? Think again! Think bananas, Nutella and even bacon and you have yourself a gourmet PB&J sandwich.

5.      SlapShotz. ($$). Slapshotz is known for its craft beer selection. They offer the perfect atmosphere if you want to grab a burger and beer and watch the game.


Make your free online reservation at Airlines Parking and stay tuned for Airlines Parking’s next article on where to eat at other DTW terminals.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easy Car Maintenance Tips




Did you know that April is “National Car Care Month?” That means there is no better time to perform a self-check test on your car than right now in the middle of April!  It is important to remember the following car maintenance tips so you can ensure that your vehicle is running properly before the arrival of the summer driving season!

1.      Pop that hood! Pop the hood of your car and inspect all important fluids. Find the dipstick for your engine oil and transmission fluid and check these first. If you aren’t sure where to locate them in your car, search Google to find out.

2.      While you are under there…make sure to check any visible hoses and belts. Make sure that they aren’t brittle, frayed, or loose.

3.      Battery basics. Pay special attention to the battery connections and make sure that they aren’t loose and corroding. If corrosion is present, take a screwdriver or similar tool and scrape the decay loose.

4.      April showers bring…windshield wiper use!! Ensure that your windshield wiper fluid is full. If it needs to be topped off and you don’t have any fluid on hand, you can always use distilled water as a temporary substitute.

5.      Tire tips. Checking tires is probably the easiest type of self-maintenance you can perform! Invest in an inexpensive tire pressure gauge and make sure that your tires are full of air. Remember that if your tires show uneven wear, it is time for a wheel alignment!


Spring into April by making your free online reservation with Airlines Parking the next time you fly out of Detroit Metro Airport!