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    Packing a Backpack for Your Plane Trip

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Easy to carry, equipped with numerous pockets, and capable of being stored underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment, a backpack is the perfect in-flight luggage companion. For tips on packing a backpack that will make getting through airport security and traveling as easy as possible, check out this video.

    In the clip, a travel expert discusses how designating backpack pockets to different storage purposes, such as entertainment, travel documents, and clothes and hygiene can make travel more convenient. She also emphasizes the importance of ensuring that your backpack fits within the carry-on baggage weight and size limits.

    A pleasant airport parking experience is the perfect way to start a day of travel. Once your bag is packed with precision and the time has come for you to drive to JFK, Newark, or Westchester County Airport, call Park Plus Airport Parking at (914)840-2200 to let us know that you will be using our safe and affordable airport parking services. 

    How to Minimize the Effects of Jet Lag

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Traveling to places where the time of day is always several hours ahead of or behind that where you reside can be fun and exciting, but it can also interfere with your biorhythmic tendencies, or internal clock. This phenomenon, known as jet lag, can take a lot out of a person and make a pleasure trip less enjoyable and a business trip less productive than desired. Beating jet lag is no easy task, but the effects of jet lag can be kept to a minimum with the following tips.

    Pack and Plan Ahead of Time

    Setting off on your journey well-rested, especially if it will be a long one spanning multiple time zones, is essential in beating jet lag. Have your bag packed a full day before you leave, set off for the airport in plenty of time, and park at a premier long-term airport parking facility to minimize stress at the airport.

    Outwit the Time Change

    Depending on whether you are traveling east or west, try to go to sleep and wake up one hour earlier or later than you normally starting a few days before you leave. The night before you leave, shoot for two hours. This can help you adjust to the time zone you will be traveling to before you leave your home time zone.

    Make Your Flight a Relaxing Experience

    Unless you have to, try not to work too much on your flight. Rest, watch an in-flight movie, read a book, or nap. If you are leaving late in the day and arriving somewhere else in the morning, try to get a full night’s sleep on the plane. This will help you arrive feeling recharged, ready to take on the day, and better capable of staying awake until nightfall your first evening in your new destination, one of the most effective strategies for mitigating jet lag for most travelers.

    Arriving in a new destination unburdened by stress will help you sleep better your first night away from home and adjust to your new time zone more quickly. If you are flying out of Newark airport, save money and stress by parking in a long-term airport parking facility run by Park Plus Airport Parking. To learn more about our parking facilities and the services we provided at EWR, JFK, and Westchester County airports, call (914)840-2200. 

    The 3-1-1 Rule for Carry-On Luggage

    Last updated 18 days ago

    The Federal Aviation Administration has strict guidelines about the amount of liquid you are allowed to carry onto a plane. If you are planning to bring carry-on luggage the next time you fly, it is important to understand the 3-1-1- rule before you get to the security checkpoint.

    You are only allowed to bring 3.4 ounces, or 100 ml bottles of liquid inside of a 1-quart clear plastic bag with a zip top. Each passenger is only allowed one of these bags, which must be taken out of your bag as you go through security.

    Even though security is a pain, airport parking does not have to be. Take advantage of Park Plus Airport Parking’s convenient and affordable airport parking options to start your trip off with minimal stress. We make it easy to get to the airport in time for your flight. For more information on our parking services at Newark EWR, JFK, or Westchester County airports call (914) 840-2200. 

    Making the Most of the Space in Your Suitcase

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Unfortunately, suitcases only have a finite amount of space. This guide can help you figure out the best way to pack what you need into your bag without sacrificing items that you really want to take with you on your trip

    Take Advantage of Your Shoes

    Shoes are often bulky and use up a lot of space in a suitcase, especially if you are not using them to their full advantage. Roll up socks, underwear, and other small items and place them inside the shoes to save space in your bag for other more important items.

    Roll the Clothes

    Rolling up your clothes is one of the most efficient ways to pack them. Not only does this free up a lot more room in your bag, but it can actually prevent the clothes from wrinkling while you are on your way to your destination. Opt for rolling over folding to maximize the space inside of your suitcase.

    Use Travel Bags

    If your suitcase is still bulging even after you roll your clothes, you might want to invest in some travel space bags. By sucking the air out of the bag, you can actually decrease the amount of space that your clothes take up inside the suitcase and open up some room for some of your other belongings.

    Wear the Bulky Items

    If you are bringing a jacket or a pair of boots, it is a good idea to wear those items on the plane. This saves valuable space inside of your suitcase so you have plenty of room to pack what you need.

    You focus on the packing and Park Plus Airport Parking will help you find convenient airport parking for Newark EWR, JFK, and Westchester County airports. Our short and long-term airport parking makes it easy to park your car and get to your terminal without issues. Call (914) 840-2200 to learn more about our parking services. 

    What to Wear on a Plane

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When flying, you want to be as comfortable as possible. This means that your wardrobe selection should not be tight, itchy, or too confining, or you will experience a pretty miserable flight.

    It is smart to wear something with pockets so you can easily stash items like your boarding pass. Bring a sweater in case the plane is cold and wear footwear that is easy to remove. Dark clothes can hide stains better than light clothes. Get more wardrobe tips in this video.

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