Written by Jody Trammel

Finding Deals And Avoiding Travel Hassle

travel bookingIf you’re planning a trip, two of your major concerns are probably finding good travel deals and getting through the airport with ease. With our tips below, you can make sure to do both.

If your travel plans have you flying into or out of D.C., Maryland, or northern Virginia, chances are you’ll need a ride to or from the airport. Bypass the long taxi lines and group shuttles. Just call Affinity Airport Sedan, and we’ll be there to pick you up!

Finding low travel rates

When it comes to hotels, you can usually find a pretty good deal if you know where to look. Start by checking for accommodations in business districts if you’re going for a weekend getaway. Because these hotels’ occupancies plummet Fridays through Sundays when the workweek is done, you can find some pretty solid deals here. In addition, if you’re making your arrangements over the phone, always dial the hotel’s local number, instead of the 1-800 line, for the best prices.

And for cheaper flights, try to book your tickets on Tuesday afternoons. Oftentimes, one airline will list a discounted ticket on Monday. Then by midday Tuesday, other airlines are following suit by dropping their rates as well.

Getting through the airport with ease

Lots of travelers dislike airports because of all the hassle associated with flying. But you can make things easier on yourself by knowing how airports operate. Because you’ll probably need to remove shoes and jackets, opt for slip-on shoes and loose-fitting sweaters when you make your way through the terminal. Dressing the part can help you avoid aggravation and extra time spent at security checkpoints. And don’t forget to limit liquids and gels to 3-ounce bottles that are contained in a clear, quart-sized plastic bag.

Plus, try to limit your baggage to carry-on items to minimize your risk of having them lost by the airline.

With these simple pointers, you can have a cost-effective trip and an effortless flight. And for a worry-free ride to the airport, just call Affinity!