Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure situations arise when it is inconvenient to make it to the airport in time to catch your flight. When those situations arise, why not stay at a hotel near the airport ?
Leaving Early in the Morning
Most Airlines want you to arrive at least 2 hours before your plane departs, and if you are flying internationally, at least 2 1/2 hours early. With airport security being as strict as it has been lately, it is wise to arrive early to ensure you will make your flight. If for instance your flight is leaving early in the morning getting their in time would force you to get up way to early. Instead, find a hotel near the airport. Usually there will be a hotel in your price range.
Most major brands (Hilton, Hyatt, Radisson, Holiday Inn, etc) will have hotels near any major airports so you will have a variety of choices in terms of amenities and options.
Arriving Home Late
On the other hand, if your return flight arrives late, wouldn’t it be more convinced to just stay at a hotel close to the airport and rest ? Traveling can be quite stressful and tiring, you deserve and owe it to yourself to not overdue it.
Where Are You going to Park Your Car ?
Another issue you must face when traveling is where you are going to park your car when you are gone. Parking at the airport can be quite expensive. A better alternative is to park “off airport” and save a substantial amount of money. Even better, and more convenient is to leave your car right at the airport where you are planning to stay at before or after you leave for your trip. Most airport hotels will offer what is know as a “park and fly” or “stay and park” program. With these packages you can usually leave your car right at the hotel and a hotel shuttle will transport you to and from the airport. Often, these packages do not cost much more that what you would pay to park at the airport, so in essence it is like getting your hotel room for nothing.
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