Flying is fast and convenient when compared to many other ways to travel. Airports, however, can be confusing and stressful, especially for those who don’t fly very often. Park Me Fly is dedicated to making your travel experience as stress-free as possible with affordable Orlando airport parking. We make it easier to park and fly! In today’s blog, we’re sharing our best tips for an easy flight. Read on to learn more, and don’t forget to reserve your parking spot at Park Me Fly!

Don’t Book a Middle Seat

Do you really want to be squished between strangers and fighting for armrests on your next flight? No. No one wants that, so save yourself the struggle and avoid booking a middle seat.

Even if you are flying with a friend or family member you’d like to sit next to, keep in mind that middle seats often book last. You can book two adjacent aisle seats or simply take the aisle and window seats and leave the middle seat open. If you are lucky, you may end up with extra space between you. If that seat is booked, chances are good that the stranger between you would be happy to swap seats with one of you so you can sit together.

Stick to a Carry-On

You don’t want to start your trip without your luggage, and unfortunately, there is a high rate of checked baggage getting lost or delayed. Stick with a carry-on bag and you’ll have everything you need with you, even if your flight is rerouted, delayed, or cancelled. You also get to save on expensive baggage fees, which often cost around $50 round-trip. It’s a win-win!

Plan Ahead for Security

If you have flown more than a few times since the increase in airport security, then you probably know the drill. If not, make sure you look up the rule so you can be prepared! Wearing slip-on shoes is one good way to plan ahead, as most people are required to take off their shoes to pass through security. You should also remember the 3-1-1 rule: when it comes to liquids, gels, and creams, you are limited to containers 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less, and they all need to fit into one clear, quart-sized, zip-top plastic bag. Only one such bag is allowed per traveler, and you should keep it in an easy-to-access place as many airports ask you to separate it from your luggage for the security screening. You can visit the TSA website to learn more do’s and don’ts!

Check in Online

Another way to save time and streamline your airport experience? Check in for your flight online! You can do this starting about 24 hours before your departure and save an electronic ticket to your phone or print a paper ticket. You may also have the option to check in online beforehand and then print a ticket at your airline’s kiosk once you arrive at the airport. One important thing to keep in mind? Make sure your phone is fully charged if you are depending on an electronic boarding pass!

Arrive Early

One of the best ways to reduce flight-related stress is to arrive at the airport early. Once upon a time you only needed 30 minutes to an hour of buffer time, but now the Orlando International Airport recommends that you arrive at least three hours before your plane’s departure. You’ll need time to get through security and find your gate, and earlier is always better than late! Your specific airline may also have recommendations that you can check.

Plan Parking

Especially at a big international airport like Orlando, parking can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and work with Park Me Fly! We provide a fast and easy reservation system so you can book your parking spot in advance, whether you want to choose self-parking or valet parking. Our lot is secure and continuously monitored, and we offer a shuttle service to connect you to the airport. We can even clean and detail your car while you’re jet-setting!

Make your next trip simple and stress-free with these tips! Whether you’ve just booked your ticket or you’re still procrastinating packing, you can check one thing off your to-do list and make your parking reservation at Park Me Fly. Our priority is to make traveling easier with an intuitive booking system and high-quality, reliable customer service. Experience the difference for yourself and book your spot now!