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!