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    How to Reduce Your Risk of Blood Clots While Flying

    Last updated 2 days 19 hours ago

    If you take flights on a routine basis, it is important to take steps to reduce your risk of blood clots while you are on the airplane. During the flight, it is a great idea to walk around or stand whenever possible. While your are seated, you can remove your shoes and wiggle your toes and ankles. By keeping your legs and feet active during your flight, you can reduce your chances of developing a blood clot. For a closer look at some tips for preventing blood clots while flying, watch this video from Howcast.

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    How to Travel Well on a Budget

    Last updated 10 days ago

    According to the popular travel booking website Orbitz.com, approximately 77 percent of Americans plan on taking a summer vacation. If you’re one of the millions of Americans planning to hit the road this summer, you’re likely looking for ways to save on typical travel costs. From picking the right airport to booking ahead of time, there are simple steps you can take to keep your vacation on budget.

    Call before booking online
    Internet booking may be convenient, but it doesn’t necessarily net the best deal. Instead, try calling the hotel around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and ask to speak with the manager or supervisor. Mention if you are celebrating a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary. You can also reference past deals the hotel has offered to try and get a similar discount. The same strategy can help with booking airline tickets, so you should compare the online price to the price offered through the phone.

    Consider alternate airports
    The closest or biggest airport doesn’t necessarily offer the best deal. For example, if you’re flying out of New York, consider your other airport options like Newark. However, remember to factor in the time and cost of transportation of getting to the alternate airport in your travel costs. When you select an airport, research your parking options, including long-term and off-site airport parking options.

    Ask about repositioning flights or cruises
    Both cruise lines and airlines reposition to move aircraft or cruise ships to different locations. These repositioning cruises and flights are cheaper than traditional ones, but they provide similar services. You can find out more about these services by asking about repositioning options over the phone.

    Park Plus Airport Parking offers four types of parking—short term, mid term, long-term, and off-site parking. If you need to arrange car parking at the airport, contact us at (973) 273-4526. We understand your parking decision depends on your destination and length of stay, so we will help you investigate your Newark airport parking options. 

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    Last updated 13 days ago

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    Experience the Convenience of Our DropUp Service

    Last updated 19 days ago

    At Park Plus Airport Parking, we strive to make the travel experience convenient and stress-free. If you choose to utilize our DropUp service, we can provide you with a valet attendant, who will drive you in the comfort of your own car to the airport terminal. When you return from your vacation, a valet will pick you up in your own car.

    Our DropUp Airport Parking Service provides one of the best and most convenient airport parking services, whether your need to travel for business or simply desire the accessibility of using your own car. In addition, you will never have to worry about unloading your luggage from the shuttle. We also offer quick deliverable time to and from the airport terminals. This service is great if you need a wheelchair-accessible van, are worried about unpacking your child safety seat, or are simply looking for a more convenient airport parking experience.

    The decision of where to park your car depends on your destination and length of vacation stay. Call (973) 273-4526 to learn about EWR and long-term airport parking in Newark. 

    Staying Healthy on Long-Haul Flights

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Especially for older passengers or those with health concerns, the prospect of a long distance flight can raise health risks. One of the biggest health concerns among long distance travelers is the risk of blood clots forming in the legs. The best way to minimize the risk of blood clot and other common health conditions is by researching them ahead of time. 

    Deep-vein thrombosis
    Also known as blood clots in the leg, deep-vein thrombosis can result from a prolonged period of inactivity. Flight passengers are at risk for DVT because there is limited room for moving about the cabin. The longer someone is inactive, the more likely his or her blood circulation will slow and clots will form in the legs and feet. While the body has defenses for breaking apart these blood clots, people with heart disease or cancer can develop blood clots large enough to block a vein. Some ways to prevent DVT include wearing loose clothes and comfortable shoes, drinking plenty of water, and walking around the cabin every hour.

    Reduced oxygen
    The air pressure and oxygen levels of airplane cabins are lower than normal. As a result, blood oxygen saturation during commercial flights can be between five to 10 percent lower. If a person is in good physical health, his or her body compensates for the change in pressure and oxygen levels. However, those with chronic pulmonary disease or lung conditions may require additional oxygen. If this is the case, passengers should call their airlines to arrange additional oxygen.

    Ear pain
    Cabin air pressure changes rapidly during takeoff and landing, which can disturb the balance of pressure between the outer and middle ear. To alleviate this pressure, passengers are advised to swallow, chew gum, yawn or open their mouths wide during flight.

    If you need to arrange airport parking for your next trip, Park Plus Airport Parking can help. We offer one of the lowest parking rates within the Tri-State area, including affordable Newark airport parking. For more information, give us a call at (973) 273-4526.

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