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The autumn season is gearing up for a soaring demand in air travel, with Labor Day Weekend poised to kickstart one of the busiest travel periods of the year. According to Expedia’s latest forecast, flight searches for September, October, and November have surged compared to the same period last year. As travelers look forward to exploring new destinations, reuniting with loved ones, and finding the best Labor Day Weekend destination for their family, staying vigilant and prepared amidst potential challenges that impacted previous fall travels is essential. From staff shortages to unpredictable weather, lengthy security lines, and other travel-related hurdles, prioritizing readiness is key.

The travel experts at The Parking Spot have a number of tips to help folks taking Labor Day Weekend trips reduce stress during this busy time. Anyone anticipating fall travel should plan ahead with these considerations in mind.

Look for Ways to Save Money
Trip Advisor reported record advance bookings for Labor Day Weekend travel, so deals will take a lot of work to come by. Typically, the earlier you make reservations, the lower your cost will be given availability/inventory. If you can be flexible in your schedule, set alerts so you know when prices drop, and clear your computer cookies after each search or use an incognito browser.

Given continuing inflation and increased cost of living, it’s unlikely that the average cost of travel will go down in the near future. If you plan to travel more than once, look for free loyalty rewards programs to join and earn perks toward free services. For example, The Parking Spot’s Spot Club allows you to earn points toward free parking, as well as faster entry and exit from lots, plus additional perks such as waived reservation fees and access to discount airport parking.

Be sure also to examine all of your current memberships, including credit cards, insurance, phone company, credit union, and more, to see if you have access to any deals on travel, transportation, or lodging. In addition to discounts with major brands, these often include TSA Pre-Check reimbursement and access to airport lounges that feature free food and drink.
If possible, consider driving to the airport instead of rideshare. While rideshare can be convenient, travelers are subject to whatever surge pricing is taking place at the time requested, and wait times can vary based on driver availability. When using a service like The Parking Spot, you can guarantee you’re getting the best rate and lock it in when booking in advance.

While often forgotten, it’s a good idea to pack snacks and an empty water bottle to fill at a refill station so you aren’t beholden to airport food pricing.

Prioritize Flexibility & Save Yourself Time
Air travel is unpredictable, and you don’t want to be stuck paying for a service you can’t use. At The Parking Spot, customers have same-day in/out privileges with Pay Now reservations, so they aren’t stuck at the airport if they encounter lengthy delays. Plus, the app allows for easy reservation changes if there are any issues returning home and you need to stay longer.

Sign up for a program like TSA Pre-Check or CLEAR to help expedite the security process. Packing a carry-on can also help breeze through check-in by skipping the bag check line. However, even with these precautions, you should still arrive at the airport early. These programs are becoming more popular, and TSA is experiencing the same staff shortages as most other organizations.

Use The Parking Spot
The Parking Spot at BDL is offering special Labor Day travel deals for travelers seeking a convenient, peace of mind, and affordable parking solution during the holiday season. You can find discount airport parking at our conveniently located lot on Schoephoester Road, near Bradley International Airport. This Labor Day, make the most of our exclusive parking offers, encompassing a range of convenient amenities to elevate your travel experience. Benefit from the ease of complimentary trunk-to-terminal shuttle service available 24/7, with dedicated luggage assistance to ensure a seamless journey. For those seeking an extra level of convenience, consider indulging in our valet parking service, providing a swift and effortless parking solution. Stay well-informed with our complimentary shuttle tracking app, and enjoy the added refreshment of complimentary bottled water during checkout.

While it’s always recommended to reserve ahead and use the fantastic Labor Day travel deals, the country’s largest near-airport parking company understands that plans can change unexpectedly. Whether you’ve reserved your spot for the Labor Day weekend or not, you can be confident that you’ll receive the same high-quality, convenient, and reliable service.

Book now at The Parking Spot to help ease Labor Day travel stress.

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