Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from A1 Express!

We want to take a moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Don't forget to book your Tampa Airport Parking with A1-Express and save time and energy in the new year!

Instead of wasting away half of your 2016 searching for parking spots, make your online reservation with us and let us do the rest! You will even enjoy a ride in our complimentary shuttle. This means we will battle Tampa Airport traffic while you sit back and relax. What could be better?

Online reservations are always free! Take advantage of savings and book with us!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

4 Holiday Travel Survival Tips

There are roughly two weeks until Christmas! Crazy, right? Millions of people will be hitting the sky this holiday season to travel and visit friends and loved ones. Prepare to save your sanity with these four survival tips:

  1. Reserve your parking in advance. Since you and millions of others will be traveling this holiday, it is important to reserve your A1 Express Airport Parking in advance. Reserving ahead will often save you money, and certainly saves you the stress of searching for a spot last minute. You can even reserve right here from our blog. Don't forget to show us your AAA card and save! 
  2. Pack light. We know, you might be going somewhere cold and may need to bring heavier clothing. Don't fall into that trap! Do a simple online search for packing tips for winter travel and you will be all set. Carrying on your bag will save you tons of time and you wont have to worry about your bag ending up in a different city than you are. 
  3. Avoid wrapping. Those pretty presents you spent hours wrapping? TSA might find them sketchy and may have to unwrap them to check the contents. Avoid wasting hours of work by simply wrapping any gifts when you arrive at your destination.
  4. Eat something. Low blood sugar sucks. Being hangry sucks. Getting upset for no reason isn't great either. Staying hydrated and keeping your tummy full can do wonders for your sanity this holiday travel season. Pack a few healthy snacks and leave for your flight on a full stomach. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


Some people just hop in their car and drive 15 minutes to Grandmas, but many Americans have relatives and friends in other states or part of the world. If you are a part of this elite group and you have to get your travel on Thanksgiving, remember these three tips:

1.     Longer Lines are for your Safety! We all love safety, especially on holidays, right? With the recent terror attacks/threats, TSA and airport security will be heightened, so expect to wait a bit longer. With your expectations already low, your slightly-longer-than-normal security wait won’t seem so bad!
2.    Bad Weather Backup! Bad weather almost always plays a factor in thanksgiving travel. Look up alternate flight routes/other carriers that fly to your same destination, and be prepared to act fast if your flight is delayed for a long period of time and/or cancelled.
3.    Leave Early! We usually recommend arriving at our Tampa Airport Parking facility 2-2.5 hours in advance of when your flight leaves. If you are traveling on Thanksgiving, we suggest leaving 3-3.5 hours of time. After all, sitting at your gate drinking Starbucks is a whole lot better than calling your airline because you missed your flight.

Be safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tampa Airport Parking Coupons

Newsflash: There are exactly TWO weeks until Thanksgiving [scary!] and a little over a month until Christmas! You probably have your flight booked for your winter holiday trip out of Tampa International Airport, but you most likely forgot about how you will get to and from TPA. This is when you must consider your Tampa Airport Parking options.

Here at A1 Express, we know that if you are searching for TPA parking, you are also on the hunt for Tampa Airport parking coupons. Coupons for Tampa Airport parking can help you save money and time on a service that you will already be using this holiday season. We are proud to offer Tampa Airport parking coupons and a simple, three-click online reservation tool to make booking your TPA parking a little easier.

We are committed to providing customers with the cheapest Tampa Airport parking rates possible on a daily basis, but we love to throw in a TPA parking coupon so that you can save a little extra money on the side. We fully understand that the holidays are a busy [and expensive!] time of year for most people, and we get that Tampa International Airport parking can come as an unexpected fee, but we strive to help you save money in any way we can.

Traveling over the holidays can get expensive and stressful, but printing out our Tampa Airport parking coupon is one of the best ways to save money on TPA Airport parking. That way, you can use the extra money you are saving to purchase special gifts for your loved ones.

Try our FREE online TPA parking reservation tool and reserve your cheap Tampa Airport parking right here on our blog or directly from our website. Don't forget to add us, join us, and follow us in order to keep an eye out for more unique Tampa Airport Parking deals!

Check out our featured Tampa Airport parking coupon below and stay tuned for more savings in the future:

We wish you a safe and fruitful holiday filled with family and friends!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Directions to Tampa International Airport

Trying to find our Tampa International Airport parking location is super simple! Follow these easy directions and contact us if you have any questions. Don't forget to make your free online Tampa Airport parking reservation from our website, or right here from our blog! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Directions from St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Bradenton:

From I 275 North, take the airport exit #39 follow signage for Tampa International Airport after taking Airport Exit, then take the Spruce Street exit on right. At first light turn right onto O'Brien Street. Take the first right into the Avion Park complex then follow signage to A-1 Express office.

OOPS!!! Took exit 39 for Kennedy Boulevard instead of Airport exit?
Go 2 lights to Kennedy take a left at the light get in right lane for Spruce Street exit. The first light on Spruce Street is O'Brien take a right. We are on the corner. Enter into the Avion Park complex and follow signage to A-1 Express office.

Directions from North Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland:

Take I-275 south to the Airport exit stay in right lane follow signage to Spruce Street exit, at first light turn right onto O’Brien then turn right into Avion Park follow signage to A-1 Express office.

Direction from Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Dunedin:

Take Hwy. 60, follow Airport exit stay in right lane follow signage to Spruce Street exit, at first light turn right onto O’Brien then turn right into Avion Park follow signage to A-1 Express office.

Directions from Veteran’s Expressway:

Take express all the way to the end follow the signs for Airport exit stay in right lane follow signage to Spruce Street exit, at first light turn right onto O’Brien then turn right into Avion Park follow signage to A-1 Express office.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tampa Airport Parking Tips

So you booked your flight out of Tampa International Airport, printed out your Tampa Airport Parking Coupon, and are just now starting to think about your TPA Airport parking options. We know, airport parking is probably the last thing on your mind, but it is a necessary evil when you are driving to the airport. Check out our handy list of Tampa Airport parking tips:

1. Make your free online Tampa Airport parking reservation with A1 Express and receive the cheapest Tampa airport parking rates. You can even reserve right here from our blog!  
2. If you haven't already, print out your Tampa Airport Parking coupon and save big!  
3. Check your flight status with your airline because you never know if your plane will be delayed and/or early! 
4. Arrive at our facility 2 hours before your flight. While we are only located a few minutes away from Tampa International Airport, we want to make your journey as stress free as possible.  
5. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our complementary shuttle to your TPA terminal. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Best Times to Book Holiday Travel for 2015 and Save!

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! Along with the holidays comes tons of people traveling through Tampa International Airport to destinations around the world! This could be stressful, but preparation is key! We want you to be as prepared as possible! As a result, we have complied some helpful tips and tricks regarding booking your airfare out of Tampa International Airport over the holiday season.
  •  SkyScanner found that if you book your Christmas flights THIS WEEK (the week of Sept. 28), you will save an estimated 9.1% on fares! Late to the game? Booking between November 2-8 will save you an estimated 4.8% savings on Christmas travel. Something is certainly better than nothing!
  • Book your Tampa Airport parking with us in advance to save money! Traveling for an extended period of time? Take advantage of our special Tampa Airport Parking coupon deal for even bigger savings. As soon as you book your flight, don't forget to make your online TPA parking reservation and avoid the stress of full lots during the holidays.
  • Flexibility with your travel dates goes a long way. For example, the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, is one of the most expensive to travel. If possible, it is suggested to add one or two days to your trip or head up a bit early. Even booking on Tuesday has the potential to save you big bucks.
  • Research your options and always book direct. Use Travelocity and Kayack to check out all of your options, but always book directly from the airline itself. Booking direct is always best, and sometimes the price is even cheaper! Bonus: the loyalty points by booking direct are awesome!
  • If possible, bring only a carry-on and a personal item. Thousands and thousands of checked bags go missing during the holiday season, and 2015 travelers will not be immune. Bringing a carry-on will expedite the check in and out process and will provide the peace of mind that your bags are in your hands at all times. 
As always, don't forget to make your Tampa Airport parking reservation from our website, or directly from our blog or Facebook page. Check out our TPA parking coupons and save! 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tampa Airport Parking Coupons

Who isn't looking for Tampa Airport parking coupons? Let's face it, if you have to drive yourself to Tampa International Airport, you are going to have to find and pay for TPA Airport parking. Coupons for Tampa Airport Parking can help save you time and money on a service that you will already be using.

A1 Express offers Tampa Airport parking coupons and an easy to use airport parking reservations tool to make each trip you take a little easier. We are committed to providing customers with the lowest airport parking rates possible on a daily basis, but it doesn't hurt to throw in a TPA parking coupon so you can save a little extra money on the side.

We totally get that parking at Tampa International Airport can come as an unexpected fee during your travels and we strive to help save you money any way we can. Traveling can get expensive, but printing out our Tampa Airport parking coupon is one of the best ways to save money on TPA Airport parking.

Try our FREE online Tampa Airport parking reservations tool and reserve your TPA Airport parking right here on our blog, or directly from our website.  Don't forget to join us, add us and follow us and keep an eye out for more unique Tampa Airport Parking deals!

Check out our featured Tampa Airport parking coupon below and stay tuned for more savings in the future:

Now that you have your TPA parking coupon, don't forget to make your free online Tampa Airport Parking reservation right here on our blog, or from our website! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How Dirty is the Airport? Airline Hygiene: Exposed!

Our friends at published an article on airplane and airport hygiene. Some of the statistics may shock you about what you might touch when flying out of Tampa International Airport. Check out the findings below and don't forget to make your Tampa Airport parking reservation right here on our blog or on our website. We strive to make our facility as neat, clean, and hygienic as possible in order to give you the best Tampa Airport parking experience!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tampa Airport Parking Coupons

It's that time again! A1 Express proudly presents Tampa Airport Parking deals and coupons to our loyal customers. We understand that parking at Tampa International Airport is often an unexpected fee during your travels and we want to help out in any way we can! Traveling can be expensive, but printing out our TPA parking coupon is one of the best ways to save money on Tampa Airport parking. So join us, add us, follow us, and then look out for some fantastic discounts from A1 Express.

Check out our featured coupon below:

Now that you have your money saving Tampa Airport parking coupon, don't forget to make your free online reservation on our website! 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Smartphones are all the rage these days, and apps are a popular way to make travel easier and cheaper. Why do all the research when you can hit that download button, put in your information, and let the app do all the work for you? We have compiled a quick list of some of our favorite travel apps to make your life easier:
  • Airbnb. Free. This app allows you to rent unique places in over 190 cities in any budget. You can use the filters to set your budget, and can even request an entire house. Airbnb allows you to get to know the local neighborhoods on a more personal level.
  • Tripit. Free. For the planners to track every detail of their trip. Customize your itinerary and keep plane, train, and dinner reservations all in one tidy little place. 
  • Google Translate. Free. Traveling to a foreign country? This app is a lifesaver! You are even able to scan simple text, such as menu items or train time tables, and it will translate it into your desired language.
  • Gas Buddy. Free. Road trip? Need to fill up that rental car? This popular travel app searches your location and compares gas prices on the spot. Super helpful way to save a few bucks! 
  • Hotel Tonight. Free. Sure, you usually have your hotels all lined up for your entire trip, but sometimes things just don't go as planned. This app helps you find last minute deals on leftover hotel rooms minutes or hours before you need to check in. In a tight spot, it can be a lifesaver. 
While these travel apps are a great way to aid in a stress-free trip, A1 Express will leave you at ease when you drop your car at our lot and hop on our free shuttle to Tampa International Airport. Reserve online today and save. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What to Wear When Flying

Whether you are flying on a short domestic flight, or a long-haul international one, your in-flight wardrobe must be considered. We have some helpful tips on what to wear when you fly out of Tampa International Airport:
  • Choose loose, breathable fabrics. Tight tops or pants can restrict blood flow, and no one wants an accident thousands of feet off the ground. In addition, comfy, natural fabrics are easier to relax in. 
  • Comfy shoes. You will most likely be screened at TSA, so take that into account before donning your high top lace up Converse. If you are going straight to a business meeting as soon as you land, pack a small pair of heels in your personal item for when you land, or stick to professional but comfortable ballet flats.
  • Dress relatively conservatively. Don't arrive at the gate wearing shirts with curse words or scantily clad humans on them. Airlines have been known to turn away passengers or make them turn their shirts inside out before even letting them board. If you wouldn't wear it to church with your Grandma, don't even think about wearing it on a plane.
  • Layer it up! What if it is 90 degrees when you board your flight and then in-flight temperature drops to a frigid 73. Those shorts or dress you chose to wore suddenly will be doing more harm than good. Dress in layers when flying so you are able to add and subtract clothing articles depending on the climate. 
  • Deodorant and clean clothing. It may be tempting to douse yourself in perfume or cologne before a flight, but resist the urge. Many people are allergic to the scent and you may even find yourself hard to stand in such close quarters. Wear strong deodorant and clean clothing and you should be all set. 
Once you have your in-flight wardrobe squared away, don't forget to make your online reservation with A1 Express to save on your Tampa Airport Parking! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bad Weather in Tampa: 5 Travel Tips

Summer is upon us and with this season comes a huge potential for encountering bad weather in the Tampa Bay Area. Sure, rain and wind may be relaxing when you are curled up at home with Netflix and a cup of coffee, but no one wants to deal with mother nature's wrath when traveling! Check out our foul weather travel tips to help make your next trip out of Tampa International Airport a little less stressful:
  1. Check the forecast. It may be obvious, but check the forecast of your departure, destination, and any layover cities. Sunny skies? Fantastic! If you see the potential for weather at least you will be able to prepare for potential disruption in the future.
  2. Contact your airline. See bad weather where your plane will be flying? Call your airline to inquire about flight routes and get an idea of any delays or cancellation you might encounter. 
  3. Ask for the "spirit" of the law. Sure, your terms and conditions may say that the airline doesn't owe you anything, but it never hurts to ask! Flight desk staff often have the ability to give meal or beverage vouchers, transfer you to a new flight for free etc. You never know until you ask! 
  4. Avoid the crowds. Don't stand in line to speak with a desk agent if the line is crazy long. Call the airline's 1-800 number and chances are you will speak to an agent much quicker than your fellow travelers. Staying away from the crowds will help reduce your stress.
  5. Stay calm during your flight. If your flight does take off and encounters bad weather, your chances for experiencing turbulence are high. Don't fret, stay calm, and fasten your seat belt. Turbulence is no worse than driving along a road with potholes. If you know flying gives you anxiety or stress, prepare accordingly.
Although the weather may be bad, A1 Express Airport Parking will be here to safely shuttle you too and from Tampa International Airport. Don't forget to make your free online reservation to ensure your Tampa Airport Parking is ready and waiting upon your arrival! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Airport Parking Trend

Now-a-days, more and more people are forgoing the traditional "show up at the airport and try and find parking," and choosing the less stressful alternative known as off-airport parking. A1-Express has been serving Tampa International Airport as an off-airport parking carrier for many years, so we know what you want and strive to serve your every need.

Choosing off-airport parking will actually save you time and money! Whether you live in Tampa and plan to park with A1 Express, or you reside in a far off city, chances are your large airport boasts an off-airport parking facility. Instead of driving around for 15 minutes searching for a parking spot that is safe and budget friendly, why not make a free online reservation from the comfort of your own home, weeks before your departure date? Not only will you eliminate some of the stress related with Tampa Airport Parking, you will be paying much less per day than the airport charges.

In the time that you would spend looking for a parking space on airport property, you could be pulling into our facility and enjoying a free shuttle ride to the airport while you car rests securely on our lot. Who likes to drive through the confusing airport anyway? Leave that to our experienced staff and prepare for your trip!

Well, what are you waiting for? Make your online reservation today and start your Tampa Airport Parking journey. Revolutionize your travel!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tampa International Airport Arrival Tips

When you arrive at our Tampa Airport Parking facility, we only require 15 minutes to check you in AND shuttle you to the airport? How easy is that?! You can expedite the process even further by making a free online reservation via our A1 Express website so your parking space will be guaranteed upon your arrival. Online reservations are never required, but are always recommended! We strive to make your Tampa Airport Parking process simple and easy for you. When you arrive at our facility, all you have to do is:

  • Check-in at the counter
  • Obtain your claim ticket
  • Allow driver to load your bags
  • Take the shuttle to the airport
  • Arrive at curb side stress free!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Travel Tips

School is almost out and summer is about to be upon us! Not surprisingly, most people take a vacation during this time of the year. With tons of people traveling, the airport's can get a little hectic and stress levels may be high! Check out our list of tips on how to survive traveling to your summer vacation destination:

1. Shoes Off! Well, for TSA scanning, that is! TSA is generally stressful, but can become even more of a burden with the entire family in tow. Before you reach the TSA agents, remove your shoes, take out all liquids etc. Being prepared before you reach the front of the line will help ensure a smooth process.

2. Bend the Rules. Traveling with the kids? We can almost guarantee that you are going to stray from their normal daily routine...and that's okay! Instead of stressing about a missed bedtime, look on the positive side and go with the flow. The kiddos and your mind will thank you!

3. Fly Mid-Week. Want to beat the crowds? [Who doesn't?!] Try and schedule your flights mid-week and enjoy less crowded flights. Stuck leaving on a weekend? Don't fret! See if any flights leave early in the morning, or later in the evening as these are also fantastic times to fly.

4. Call your Bank. Nothing is worse than being stuck away from home with a frozen bank account because you forgot to call and let your company know you are using your credit card out of the state/country. Do this early [now!] before you forget during the bustle of planning your trip!

5. Make Photocopies! Make multiple copies of your passport, ID, flight information etc. to keep on your person in addition to the real thing. Scan these documents and email them to yourself so that you are always able to access them in the event you lose the originals.

Do you really want to stress less this summer? Make your free online reservation for Tampa Airport parking with A1 Express and save time and money!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Coupons for Tampa Airport Parking

Who doesn't love coupons? Here at A1 Express, we want to make your travel as hassle-free as possible. We totally understand that traveling is expensive, so we try to offer as many coupons for Tampa Airport Parking as possible! Check out our latest and save some money! [Don't forget to make your online reservation to save some time once you arrive at the airport!] 

Here is our newest Tampa Airport Parking Coupon! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tampa International Airport Expasion

Maybe you have heard that Tampa International Airport has began its newest expansion...but do you really know what this project will include for the airport when finished? Check out some of the newest features that travelers through TPA will enjoy in the near future:

  • A brand new tram! You heard that right, Tampa International Airport is building a brand new people mover that will span the distance of 1.3 miles! This raised tram system will shuttle people from the airport, directly to another new addition; a rental car facility on Tampa Airport property.
  • Main terminal expansion. TPA is expanding the main terminal by a whopping 55,000 square feet! Get ready to explore this addition the next time you fly out of Tampa International Airport.
  • Out with the old, in with the new. Restaurants...that is! Tampa Airport will no longer serve up food from Carrabas, TGI Fridays or Burger King. While we can't exactly say for sure what the future holds, Word on the street is that local favorites such as Datz, Square One Burgers, and Piquant [French inspired dishes], are all shooting to serve TIA travelers. 
  • Shop Till Ya Drop. After you indulge in all that delicious food, you may be glad to hear that Spanx is opening up a shop in Tampa Airport. In addition, you will soon be able to shop for underwear [Victoria's Secret] and crystal [Swarovski]. The home shopping network will also open a satellite location. 
TPA Airport expansion or not, A1 Express will always be there for you as your trusty Tampa Airport Parking provider. Make your online reservation now and save time and money on TPA Airport Parking

Thursday, April 16, 2015

5 Tips for Traveling After Graduation

Graduation is just around the corner. Many times, grads love to celebrate their accomplishments with a trip or vacation of a lifetime, before they settle into a full time job. If this sounds like you or someone you know, check out our list of travel tips just for grads:

  1. Don't be afraid. This is our #1 piece of advice! Jump feet first into your life long dream. You already accomplished graduation [whew!], now it's your turn to have fun!
  2. Research your options. Do you know what WOOFing is? Never heard of Airbnb? Maybe it's time to do some research into all the alternatives out there. Traveling somewhere fun and new doesn't have to be a financial burden. Have the credentials? Why not spend a semester in South Korea teaching English? 
  3. Save your pennies. No matter what option you choose, travel is going to take some money. Do the hard part now while you finish up school. Take on a few extra hours at work. Eat dinner at home for the next month and forego your daily Starbucks. A penny saved is a penny earned!
  4. Get the most bang for your buck. Sure, places like Italy and the UK are popular destinations, but that also makes them expensive. Why not consider Thailand, Belize, or Cambodia? At many of these destinations, you are able to eat on $10 a day and can receive a massage on the beach for just a few bucks! What's not to love?!
  5. Wait just a few months. Summer is often the busiest and most expensive time to travel. If you spend a few more months at home and leave for your trip in say, September, you will be able to score fantastic deals! 
Already booked your flight out of Tampa International Airport? Don't forget to make your Tampa Airport Parking reservation with A1 Express! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Safe Driving Tips for Traveling on Easter

Here at A1 Express, your safety means the world to us. Whether you are parking in our facility, traveling in our complementary shuttles, or just going about your day-to-day life, we hope that you remain safe and healthy. As a result, we have complied a list of safe driving tips so that you can arrive at your Easter gathering in once piece:

1. Don't drive too fast or too slow. "Just Right" is the perfect speed when traveling during busy holidays. What we mean is, stick to going the speed limit, or just a bit over or under, but don't rush through construction zones or speed 20mph faster than you should be. A traffic ticket or unexpected accident will surely ruin your day.

2. Don't hog the left lane. You are being a model driver and proceeding along your route at barely over the legal speed limit. If you are driving in the left lane and a long line of cars starts to form behind you, move over! Obviously someone is in a rush and drivers often get very upset when they cannot speed by as fast as possible. Who knows, you may see that adrenaline junky down the road with a ticket. Proceed with caution and respect for other drivers.

3. Keep your headlights on at all times. Yes, headlights should be on, even in the daytime! This little trick helps you to be more visible to other drivers and could even help you avoid an accident.

4. Check your vehicle before you go. This includes a simple self performed oil check, battery check, tire pressure check, windshield wiper check etc. Make sure that you have enough wiper fluid in case of the inevitable downpour. It is always better to be safe and prepared!

5. Sharing is caring! Traveling more than a few hours? Have a few safe drivers going along with you? Perfect! Rotating the driving duty is a great way to ensure that no one gets burnt out and everyone has a chance to rest.

No matter where you are traveling for Easter weekend, A1 Express wishes you a safe and stress free holiday! Driving to Tampa International Airport and then flying to your destination? Don't forget to make your free online reservation so that you can save money on Tampa Airport parking!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Traveling with Pollen Allergies

With the first day of spring coming soon, allergy season will be on the rise. Do you suffer from allergies related to pollen or hay? When traveling from Tampa International Airport to your destination, your allergens may kick into high gear. Here are 5 ways you can plan in advance in order to keep your watery eyes at bay:

  • Bring the comforts of home. Do you sleep with a dust-proof pillow case or use allergen-free sheets at home? Roll your pillow case into a small ball and bring it along during your trip. It will take up relatively little space and will help reduce your allergies while you sleep.
  • Pack all your medications in your carry-on. Resist the urge to pack your medications in your checked luggage. You will need to access your medications easily and quickly in case of an emergency. Think you need a certain amount of doses during your trip? Double that amount so you don't run into trouble.
  • Pack nasal saline spray. Surprise surprise: the air in plane cabins is abnormally dry. Nasal spray doesn't cost much and it will save you tons of trouble in the long run. Use the spray once or twice an hour to keep your nasal passage clear and hydrated from the dry air.
  • Book "smoke free" hotels. Even if a hotel has "smoking" and "non-smoking" rooms, the policy is often not strictly enforced and people bend the rules to their advantage. The best way to ensure you won't have to deal with pesky smoke is to book a hotel that does not allow smoking indoors at all.
  • Check the pollen count. Check the pollen counts from grass, trees, weeds etc. at your intended destination. This way, you will have a better idea of what you will encounter.
Before you leave out of TPA, don't forget to book your online parking reservation with A1 Express Parking! Book online and save big. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Benefits of Reserving Airport Parking Online

It's true: people love when things are made easier for them. Reserving Tampa Airport parking is no different! Imagine: you get to the busy airport late and now must drive in circles for fifteen minutes searching for a parking spot in a cramped garage. Doesn't sound relaxing does it? Lucky for you, times are a changing and the option to reserve airport parking online is rising more than ever before! Check out just a few of the MANY benefits that online reservations systems [such as the one we use!] offer:
  • Convenience. Instead of having to go directly to the site where you want to reserve an item [the parking lot], and instead of having to email or call a company and sit on hold, online reservation systems offer you the chance to reserve a good or service from anywhere! Wherever you have internet connection, you will be able to book your airport parking reservation!
  • Speed. Remember that whole sitting on hold or waiting for an email reply thing we just talked about? You won't have to deal with that when reserving online! The booking process airport parking using an online reservation system is very quick and can be completed in just a minute or two. This speed saves you valuable time that could be better spent somewhere else. 
  • Reserve anytime. Stores close, people go to bed, and phones remain unanswered, but online reservation systems keep working 24/7/365. Need to book your off-airport parking at 3 am? No problem! Online systems afford you the ability to reserve anytime, anywhere. 
  • Easy cancellations. Change your mind and want to cancel or switch your reservation? This swap can easily be made online, at your own convenience.
  • Error reduction. When booking online, you will be asked multiple times to validate information and to check to ensure the date/time/price of your reservation is correct. You will also receive an e-receipt so that you are able to keep track of all of your relevant information. Reserve online and save yourself a lot of hassle!

Well, what are you waiting for?! Reserve your Tampa Airport Parking now with A1 Express! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Tampa Airport Parking Process

Are you a little leery about trying A1 Express Airport Parking for the first time because you aren't sure what to expect? Booked your reservation but afraid that the commute from our facility to the airport will cause you to be late for your flight? Banish your airport parking worries and leave your car and your travel vacation in our capable hands. Still unsure? Here are a just a few benefits that you will receive when you use our Tampa Airport parking service:

  • Expect a cheaper price! When you park at Tampa International Airport, you will pay high daily parking fees. At A1 Express, we charge you a much more reasonable parking price. Check on our coupons and discounts page for even cheaper parking options!
  • Don't worry about the time! Guess what? It only takes us 15 minutes to check you in and shuttle you to the airport! Say what?! If you self-park at Tampa International Airport you will have to deal with finding a spot and then finding transportation to bring you to the airport and/or walking great distances.
  • Your own personal chauffeur! When you park with us, our friendly staff will personally chauffeur you from the door of your car to your terminal entrance. How cool is that? They will even load and unload your bags for you, for free! All you have to do is sit back, relax, and catch up on work or social media.
  • You have options! Sure, you have options other places too, but how often do you get the opportunity to valet park your car for an affordable price? Thought so!
  • Auto Detail Services. Where else can you park your car for your flight out of Tampa International Airport and receive a whole host of additional services for just a small fee? From waxing to changing you oil, there are tons of ways we can pamper your car while you are away!
  • FREE online reservations. Gone are the days of endlessly driving in circles looking for a parking spot. With our free online reservation system, you are able to reserve your parking for free in advance. All you have to do is show up and let us do the rest! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

5 Winter Car Care Tips

We can imagine it now: you are sitting on your computer or tablet and you are scoffing at this title. "We don't even get snow in Florida," you say! While this may be true, many people travel up north during the winter for work, family, pleasure etc. If you will be driving in the snow this winter, check out these five tips to keep your car in tip top shape:

  1. Clean the inside of your windshield with shaving cream. Seriously! Not only will shaving cream clean your window, it will aid in preventing fog and moisture buildup. The less you have to run the defroster, the better!
  2. Unfreeze your keys. Sticking your car keys into an almost certainly frozen car door lock will open the door to a whole bunch of potential problems! Keys may break or the lock may be too frozen to even turn! To remedy this, keep a lighter handy and warm your key before trying to insert it. In a pinch, hand sanitizer will help unfreeze as well.
  3. Cover your window. Scraping your windshield can be a hassle. Save yourself the trouble by purchasing old drop clothes, a rug, or any type of thick material and placing it over your windshield. When you are ready to leave, simply yank the cloth off your windshield and all of the pesky snow will come off too! 
  4. Stuck? Use cardboard! Weather your car is stuck in the slushy mud at home, work, or the grocery store, cardboard boxes should be nearby. Place a flattened cardboard box in front of your wheels and your car will make it to safety a lot easier.
  5. Face east. When possible, park your car facing an easterly direction. Since the sun rises from the east, you will have a little help from nature's heat in starting the unfreezing process on those cold winter mornings. 
Leave your car in the care of A1 Express as you head for the snowy tundra's of the north! We want to make your Tampa Airport Parking experience as hassle-free as possible! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Dress like a Local in Top US Cities

Do you often strive to "look like a local" when you are traveling? Maybe you don't want to be targeted by pickpockets who prey on tourists. Maybe you just. cant. stand. to be seen as one of "those people." Whatever your reason for wanting to dress like a local, our friends from the Orbitz Travel Blog have created this hilarious little graphic: [Do you think the photo is true about Florida locals?]

That was funny, wasn't it? Before you pack your suitcase for your adventure as a "not tourist," remember to make your Tampa International Airport Parking reservation with A1 Express!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Five "Must See" Destinations for 2015

We are halfway through the first month of 2015, and if you haven't started planning your vacations for this year, you should probably start! Flight options from Tampa International Airport are continually increasing, and choosing a destination can be quite time consuming! To start your 2015 off right, we have a list of the top five "must see" travel destinations for 2015:

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy certainly isn't a new, or even an up-and-coming destination, so why does it make our top five for places to travel from Tampa in 2015? This year, Milan is hosting a 2015 expo on "the future of food" that will draw over 20 million visitors! This expo brings along with it tons of new architecture unique to Milan and hundreds of cuisines from across the world. 


As if you needed a reason to visit Singapore in the first place, this year, the country will celebrate its 50th year of independence with parades and merry making all year. The country is extremely safe and the urban areas are shockingly clean. Tourists can enjoy wide expanses of green spaces, cultural heritage, a national art museum, and world-class hotels and dining.


Most people have never even heard of this Middle Eastern country, located right next to the United Arab Emirates. Have you always wanted to travel to the Middle East and experience the culture and cuisine of this mysterious world? Oman is the safest Middle Eastern country in 2015 and is a highly anticipated destination to visit this year. 

Durham, North Carolina

8 hour flights and international border crossings not your idea of fun? Durham, N.C. is a lot closer to home and just as interesting as overseas destinations! Durham is boasting all the latest cuisine innovations, from fair-trade coffee shops and micro-breweries, to the best local diners you can find. This year, Durham is debuting a "tree house" hotel, where guests will stay some 20 feet above the ground.

Dominican Republic

If you are okay with a shorter flight [under 4 hours from most USA cities], but still want to visit an exotic destination, the Dominican Republic may be just right for you! Instead of visiting the "usual" high-tourist areas of the Dominican Republic, consider visiting the country's pristine northern shore. The north shore will have much less traffic and the beaches and hotels are a far cry away from "ordinary."

Before embarking on your 2015 trip of the year, don't forget to make your online parking reservation with A1 Express. We want to ensure that your Tampa International Airport flight experience is a smooth as possible by ensuring we get you to your gate on time so you don't have to worry about airport parking!