When you’ve settled on a place to visit, and you’ve determined which days you’re going to head out of town, it can be easy to make some quick decisions and settle on an airline and hotel. While there are countless options readily available for you to book your travels with, these are the types of things that you need to be considering if you’re wanting to have a trip that you will remember for years to come.
The team at ParkDIA is passionate about traveling, but we believe that there is a right and a wrong way to go about doing it. Rather than make a rushed decision on which airline you’re going to be flying to your destination of choice, take some time to figure out which is going to provide you with the best experience.
Whether you’ve never flown before or you’re starting to get overwhelmed by the countless airline choices, today’s blog is for you. We are going to touch on a few of the things that you should take into consideration when you’re narrowing down your options for airlines. Our hope is that this information will help take your vacation to the next level and provide you with the best flight experience yet.
There’s no doubt about it, one of the first things that people look at when weighing their options with airlines is the cost of the flight. It’s no surprise that when given the opportunity to spend less money, people take it. One thing that needs to be realized, however, is that when you pay less for a flight, you’re likely to be receiving less than some of the other airlines were offering.
That initial cost that you see when browsing flights is a number that will stick in your head and may lead you in one direction, but you should always dive deeper into what the cost covers and what additional fees might be tacked on. Keep reading to get a brief overview of what you should be looking for when browsing your price options.
While it used to be standard for luggage to be included in the cost of a flight, that’s no longer the case. Though some airlines do still incorporate this cost into the price of their ticket, it’s becoming less and less common. That being said, you should always check to see whether or not the price you’re looking at includes this and, if not, how much luggage will cost. It may seem like you’re getting a better deal until you add in the price of your luggage.
There’s nothing worse than the surprise of additional fees tacked onto your bill once you’re ready to complete your transaction. This is yet another thing that you’re going to want to check into when you browse the different pricing options available. Certain airlines may charge you for the opportunity to choose your seat while others may have an airline fee. At the end of the day, these fees can also add up to some of the pricier flights.
Customer Service & Overall Experience
As we mentioned earlier, cost is definitely something to take into consideration when browsing your airline options. It shouldn’t, however, be the only thing that you consider when making your final decision. In our opinion, the customer service and overall experience that is had while on the flight make a much bigger difference than the money that is spent.
Not all airlines are made equally, and if you’ve traveled a lot, then you’ve already found this out the hard way. Find the value in what you’re paying when you browse the different options. Check to see what the quality of customer service will be like, the amount of space that you’ll have while on the flight, and any other amenities. It’s in this value that the cost can become a bit more flexible.
Check the Availability
While all of the points above can definitely help narrow down your options in terms of airlines, one of the most important things that you’ll need to check for is whether or not there are any available flights headed to your destination on your desired dates. In the case that there are, it’s always good to see what the travel itinerary looks like. Are there flights that work within your schedule? Are you going to need to account for any layovers? How long will your travel day add up to?
All of these questions make a difference in terms of the experience that you have when traveling, and in whether or not one flight is better than the other. These are definitely things that you need to ask yourself. All in all, this should also help narrow down your options.
Let ParkDIA Handle Your Airport Parking
Regardless of which airline you choose to take, ParkDIA is here to offer you the high-quality airport parking services that you need. We provide both short-term and long-term airport parking for individuals flying out of DIA. Whether you’re looking for uncovered or covered parking, we have got you taken care of.
Simply select the parking service that you’d like to take advantage of, enter the days that you’ll be traveling, and reserve your parking spot. It’s as easy as that. The best part is we are one of the most affordable lots when flying out of DIA. That being said, there are no hidden costs, lack of customer service, or bad experiences to be had.
Give us a shot and see for yourself just how easy parking your car at ParkDIA is. For any additional assistance or questions you may have, feel free to reach out to our team. We are always more than happy to help.