Airport, Airline, and Parking Industry News

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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Inn North Phoenix Undergoes $4.5m Renovation

Dec. 27, 2011 - Breaking Travel News -- IHG is opening the new Holiday Inn North Phoenix, which recently underwent a conversion from a Ramada Plaza hotel. The extensive $4.5 million renovation includes a complete remodeling of the hotel.

The first hotel in Phoenix to install a solarwater-heating system to provide hot water to the entire property, the new Holiday Inn North Phoenix was developed to be more efficient to build, operate and maintain.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix, the new hoteloffers 2,750 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and an outdoor poolwith a whirlpool.

The new hotel includes features inkeeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn re-launch, the largest project of itskind in the history of the hospitality industry. First announced in 2007, therelaunch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the driveto increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The programfocuses on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and aredesigned logo and signage. Read full article - Holiday Inn North Phoenix
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Best Airport Hotels in North America

Fairmont Vancouver Airport is ranked as the Best Airport Hotel in North America, Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth (2nd) and Westin Detroit Metropolitan in 3rd position.

Dec. 27, 2011 - The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was named the Best Airport Hotel in North America and the fifth best worldwide in this year's Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards are based on a survey results from the Skytrax questionaire given to hotel guests.

The complete top 10 Airport Hotels: 1. Fairmont Vancouver Airport 2. Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth 3. Westin Detroit Metropolitan 4. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport 5. Tampa Airport Marriott 6. Marriott Atlanta International Airport 7. Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel 8. Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport 9. Sheraton Gateway Toronto 10. Westin Washington Dulles Airport

Go to Skytrax site to read more about the Airport Hotel awards.
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Travel Remains Flat at LAX

December 23, 2011 - LA Daily News -- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is expected to experience one of the year's busiest travel days today, even though officials believe holiday travel in and out of the facility will be flat this year compared to last year. About 2.9 million passengers are expected to pass through the airport during the 18-day period from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3, the same volume as last year. Today and the two days before New Year's Eve are expected to be the busiest travel days. Read full LAX Article.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Popular Phoenix Hotel - Howard Johnson International Airport Hotel

Dec 10, 2011 (openPR) -- Our focus has been on customer care and we pride ourselves in the fact that we have testimonials from satisfied customers to support our claim. Our staff is courteous, friendly and ready to attend to your needs 24x7 with a very personalized service. Stay with us once and decide yourself whether our claims are authentic or not.

Laced with all contemporary facilities, Howard Johnson International Airport Phoenix comes with features that can be compared with any world class hotels of 2 star categories. Managed by a team of professionals trained in hospitality this Phoenix Hotel offers 24 x7 services in addition to assistance to all its valued guests.

The guest rooms come equipped with elegant furniture, a bathroom comprising of an array of modern fittings and toiletry products. The spacious bedroom area consists of a cable TV, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and fresh brew coffee making facility for guest comfort and convenience. This Hotel in Downtown Phoenix also offers a free continental breakfast in addition to free local newspaper daily.

The Phoenix hotel also boasts of a business centre ideal for business meetings and seminars. The entire hotel area is well connected with a high speed internet as well as Wi-Fi facility. The guests can relax and view the hotel’s landscaped gardens or enjoy a spa treatment or workout at the hotel fitness center. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool which is open for use round the year...  Read More.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

'Tis the Season to Save on Airport Parking with's New Rewards Program offers customers a new Airport Parking Rewards program that allows them to earn credit toward future reservations.

Suffield, Connecticut (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 -- Just in time for the holiday travel season, introduces its new, money-saving Airport Parking Rewards program for customers.

Since 2000, has been helping travelers reserve convenient, affordable, guaranteed off-airport parking at more than 85 airports in the US and Canada. With the new Airport Parking Rewards program, travelers can save even more by signing up and earning Parking Points. By writing reviews, sharing coupons and deals, making reservations, and more, customers earn Parking Points that can be redeemed for credit toward future reservations. is proud to introduce Airport Parking Rewards, a new way to reward our customers for doing what they already do on our site,” says Rebecca Metz, Community Manager at

The Airport Parking Rewards program is free to join at Parking Rewards on There is no limit to the total number of Parking Points customers can earn, and Parking Points never expire. The Airport Parking Rewards program is just getting started, so look for additional incentives and benefits in 2012.

Customers interested in additional savings can register for’s monthly newsletter, by entering their email address in the box on the right-hand side of the homepage. The monthly newsletter includes great travel tips and information, as well as coupon codes for parking at major airports.

For more information on Airport Parking Rewards, visit Parking Rewards on You’ll earn Parking Points just for signing up! Then visit’s’ Facebook page and follow @airport_parking on Twitter to earn even more Parking Points!

With more than 2 million reservations made and 200,000 user reviews, provides exclusive off-site parking deals that customers won’t find anywhere else!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why Off Airport Parking at Newark Airport Saves Time, Money and Stress

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By Steve Mooar -- Airport Parking is one of the last things a traveler thinks about when planning a business or leisure trip, if they even think of it at all. Most travelers assume that parking on the airport is the easiest, safest, and cheapest way to go, but this is a big mistake, particularly at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR).
Newark Liberty has three levels of parking on the grounds. There is short term parking located across the access road from each of the terminals. The short term lots are an easy walk to the terminal as long as you do not have much luggage, but they cost $33 per day. Travelers can save as much as $9 a day by selecting one of the Daily Parking Garages and pay between $24 and $27 per day depending on the garage. The AirTrain light rail connects these garages to the terminals, but you have to walk to one of the stations, which can be a hassle if you have a lot of luggage. The least expensive on-airport option is the Economy Lots, but they still are relatively expensive at $18 a day and the buses that connect the Economy Lots to the terminals are slow and overcrowded.
Because of the high rates and inconvenience of parking at Newark Liberty, off-airport long term parking is very popular. There are over 10 Off-Airport Newark Liberty Parking options with rates as low as $7.75 per day, which works out to as much as a 76% savings over on-airport parking. The off-airport parking lots tend to be more convenient than their on-airport counterparts. The Off-Airport Newark Liberty Parking Lots are located near the major thoroughfares like I-78 and the New Jersey Turnpike, so the traveler does not even have to spend the time navigating around the airport. They also help you with your luggage and drop you off at the terminal, so if you use the skycap you are probably only walking a total of 50 feet with your luggage.
For added convenience, most off-airport operators have online reservation forms and even offer valet options for added convenience. Making an online reservation for parking, guaranteeing your parking spot, is a good idea, particularly if you are traveling during a holiday or other periods of busy travel. If you have every driven around Newark Airport trying to find a parking spot the week of Thanksgiving, you know what I am talking about.
The bottom line is that off-airport Newark Airport Parking saves the traveler money, time and most important a less stressful start to a vacation or business trip. Give it a try.
Steve Mooar the founder of Search Airport Parking ( ), a web site that provides information on on-airport and off-airport parking as well as general airport information including maps, services, ground transportation, etc. Steve has over 10 years of travel industry experience in Airport Parking and Car Rental.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 Offers Pre- or Post-Flight Alternatives to Tight Travel Schedules and Cramped Flights

Fewer Flights Mean More Customers Vying for Fewer Seats

SUFFIELD, CT, Dec 08, 2011 (Press Release) -- With the recent announcement of American Airlines filing for bankruptcy, along with higher fuel prices, travelers may find fewer flights and smaller, more crowded planes. Fewer flights may tighten up further holiday travelers' schedule options for the most convenient time for flying.

With these limited flight schedule choices, many travelers won't have the options, as in previous years, in choosing their most convenient departure times. Also, many airlines are switching to smaller, more economical planes for regional travel to decrease overhead, shrinking schedule availability further.

Airlines have reduced choices to early morning departures with late night returns, which can be a big hassle, but now there is an excellent alternative to an early morning airport drive that avoids any unpredictable traffic or fatigue after the late night return flights.

Jack Lambert, CEO of, offers a great solution for traveling on these pre-dawn flights: Arrive at the airport the night before and stay in a comfortable hotel close to the airport that provides parking for the duration of the trip. These hotels also provide shuttle service to and from the terminal. has hundreds of these hotels listed to choose from in over 129 airports locations.

Lambert says, "Our site offers easy online reservations for many of your favorite hotel brands located near the airport. The package rates may be equal to or less than parking alone at the airport. Parking from 3 to 14 days or longer is included in the rate. Travelers can stay the night before and arrive at the airport refreshed from a good night's sleep complete with the peace of mind that their car is safe. If a stay on the return is preferred, travelers can get some rest before that long drive home, where previously they may have driven fatigued and unsafe."

While travel is not getting any easier, with tight airline schedules and space cutbacks, travelers don't have to forfeit their rest for early morning departures or late night returns. By simply reserving a hotel parking package through, that early morning flight, or late night return, will no longer be a hassle.

For information, visit or call 1-800-PARKING.

About, Inc., a trendsetter and industry leader in hotel, parking, and airline reservations, offers travelers deals on overnight stays at over 1,500 hotels located just minutes from more than 129 airports in the U.S., Canada, and Europe -- along with free parking for 7-14 days or more plus complimentary shuttle service to and from the terminal.

Reservations may be made at or toll-free at 1-800-PARKING (727-5464).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Guide to Atlanta Airport During the Holiday Rush

November 20, 2011 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - By Kelly Yamanouchi -- It’s time for the holiday rush with some changes in security measures, as well. Travelers should be prepared for the possibility of imaging machines, pat-downs and delays. Here are a few things fliers need to know as they navigate the Atlanta Airport:

Be early
- Delta Air Lines is advising travelers to get to the airport three hours in advance of international flights and up to two hours in advance of domestic flights. Check with your airline for more specific suggestions.

- For Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport information, go to or call 1-800-897-1910.

Security lines
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s main security checkpoint is on one end of the main terminal and has 22 lanes for passengers flying out. A maze line leads to the checkpoint. The line usually moves slowly but steadily. The airport has four lanes at a Terminal South checkpoint and six lanes at a Terminal North checkpoint. Signs will direct travelers to three types of lanes they can choose from: Black Diamond for expert, elite or frequent business travelers; Blue Square for more casual travelers with carry-on baggage and a basic understanding of security requirements; and Green Circle for those with special needs or those traveling with young children in strollers.

- The TSA this year also launched a new “trusted traveler” program at Hartsfield-Jackson and a few other airports, allowing some travelers such as the most frequent fliers on Delta to opt into the “PreCheck” program for a chance at expedited screening. The PreCheck lane is one of the lanes at the South security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson.

- You must have a boarding pass and photo ID to go through security and on to the gate concourses.
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