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    Check out these last minute travel tips from TSA!!!

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Help for the infrequent traveler

    If you are flying this holiday season and rarely fly, here's a bit of helpful holiday advice from the Transportation Security Administration:

    What about my shampoo and conditioner? Follow the TSA's 3-1-1 rule. If you want to travel with liquids in your carry-on bags, you can most likely bring them in bottles that hold 3.4 ounces or less, placed in one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zipped bag. (One bag per passenger, please.) Frequent business travelers: Just because you carried more bottles on your weekly trips doesn't mean you will be allowed during the holidays. These flights will likely be full, and you don't want to be the one slowing down your TSA security line.

    Travelers with medication, disabilities or medical conditions. People can travel with their medication, but make sure to tell the TSA officers at the start of the screening. And there are rules to follow. Travelers who need extra assistance because of disabilities or medical conditions can call the TSA Cares line at 855-787-2227 before your trip for guidance.

    Don't wrap your presents (yet). While there's no absolute rule against wrapped gifts, TSA officers may need to unwrap your gifts to inspect them. Why not wait until you land to wrap them?

    Don't carry a knife. Knives are still prohibited in carry-on luggage, but they can be placed in checked luggage. (Yes, there was a debate earlier in the year about knives, but the knives didn't win the right to fly in the passenger cabins.)

    Don't carry a gun. Passengers carrying guns up to a TSA security checkpoint can be subject to arrest and prosecution, even if bringing your weapon was an accident. Check TSA and airline regulations before trying to transport firearms and ammunition.

    Knitting needles are dandy. Knitting needles and other needlepoint items -- including scissors under 4 inches -- can be packed in your carry-on bags. But any cutter with a blade, including circular thread cutters, must be packed in your checked baggage.

    Use those e-devices. The Federal Aviation Administration has eased up rules on the use of portable electronics devices aboard airlines flying within the United States, so you may be able to watch a downloaded movie or read an e-book below 10,000 feet. But check your airline's website first to make sure it's gotten approval from the FAA. Talking on cell phones is still not allowed in-flight and no connecting to the Internet unless the flight attendants say so.

    Airlines quick to ease electronics rules

    Still have questions? Call the TSA. Really. Call the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673 about your upcoming travel, TSA rules and any feedback about your travel. It's open Monday -- Friday, 8 a.m. -- 11 p.m. ET. It's also open weekends and federal holidays, 9 a.m. -- 8 p.m. ET.

    As always, Park Bark and Fly wants to keep you up to date with the latest news and we are here for you. Park Bark and Fly is your number one offsite airport parking facility in Orlando

    Orlando Pet Expo This Saturday! Come see Park Bark and Fly!!

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Come see Park Bark and Fly this Saturday at the Orlando Pet Expo! Click the link for more details on this event. Email corporate@parkbarkandfly.com with any questions!See you there!!  www.amazingpetexpoorlando.com

    Great Customer Service

    Last updated 4 years ago

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    • Tuesday morning, I had a driver named Santos and he did an excellent job and gave great service to me. From the minute I parked, I didn't experience any waiting time, he was very helpful, and I would recommend your services to anyone and everyone. Early Friday morning the night driver Allen also gave  the same excellent... More

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    Last Minute Vacation Tips!

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Park Bark and Fly-your number one offsite parking facility in Orlando-has a few suggestions for last minute vacation deals. When planning last minute we know you want the best deal and we can offer the best deal in airport parking to help alleviate the cost of travelling this summer!

    Some last minute vacation tips!
    Think outside the box and brainstorm places that may not be on everyone’s list. The most popular places that are hot summer destinations will more than likely be packed and oversold driving prices up. Look for places close to the popular spots or all inclusive resorts especially in Mexico and the Caribbean. Mountain resorts commonly used for skiing provide an alternative summer retreat with hiking and water sports. These destinations are not as crowded and the prices are usually down for the summer months.
    Check out the Social Media sites!
    Follow travel websites, travel deals and travel packages by finding them on Face book, Twitter and other social media sites. Many last minute deals are commonly placed through social media outlets. Sign up for newsletters at travel websites. Great last minute deals are often broadcast on the company’s website.
    Get a House, Not a Room
    If you are having a hard time finding a room at the destination of your choice, consider renting a house or similar accommodation alternative. Great deals can be found as a vacation rental by owner. There are many websites that offer discounts and booking options. We found a three bedroom townhouse that was 100$ cheaper than the local hotel’s room with two queen beds!
    Snag Deals on Activities Once You Get There
    Using social media sites that sell local discounted fare and activities are a great source for spontaneous activities. Sites like Groupon, Amazon local and the local newspapers all run specials on restaurants, group activities and spa services. Google what offers are in the area you are looking for and either buy ahead or buy when you get there!

    RV and Boat Storage

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Owning large recreational vehicles such as RVs and boats can add a whole new dimension to your lifestyle. But finding a way to store them conveniently and safely can be a big hassle.

    Common problems that often plague RV and boat owners include:

    • Limited space in a driveway or yard to park the vehicle
    • Homeowner association, apartment leasing and municipal parking restrictions
    • Protection of the vehicle from damage or theft
    • Long travel distances to and from major highways or waterways

    Park Bark and Fly offers a convenient and safe parking area for your RV and Boat. We offer competitive rates priced by foot. When you store with us, you are assigned a bar code that allows you entry and exit any time during your month. You register your bar code online and you can view your account history including payments, entries and exits, etc.

    Tips for Storing RVs and Boats

    • Be sure to check the dimensions of a potential storage unit. Most RVs require 30-40 feet (Extra Space Storage RV units typically go up to 45 feet in length). Some equipment, such as boat trailers, may be too wide for the door of a drive-up unit, so covered parking would be the better option.
    • When considering the amount of space you’ll need to store your large vehicle, be sure to include extra room for all the equipment that comes with it.
    • Most facilities expect that repairing or extensive maintenance of large vehicles will be done elsewhere.
    • RVs and boats must have current license plates. If your tags expire while in storage, your storage facility may ask you to renew them.
    • Storage facilities typically require proof of vehicle registration. They may also require proof of insurance, since individual property is not covered by the facility’s insurance.
    • When vehicles will be stored indoors over long periods of time, check fuel lines and gaskets, and lay down cardboard or mats to prevent damage to the unit’s floor.
    • Vehicles or trailers must have properly inflated tires at all times. Keep an eye on tires that can dry rot or deflate. Restrictions vary by facility, so check with your facility manager about your role in maintaining stored vehicles.

    Park Bark and Fly offers short and long term storage for your RVs and Boats.  We provide dedicated areas for your RV storage as well as your Boat storage. You will have 24 hour access to your boat or RV 7 days a week. Our facility is gated and well lit with staff available 24 hours a day. We provide extra security with video cameras and security patrol. Email corporate@parkbarkandfly.com for more details.

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