AirportParkingReservations.com Lands in the United Kingdom!

AirportParkingReservations.com has come a long way since we first started in 2000. We’ve provided more than 3 million reservations for our travelers and continue to grow that number every year. Our success comes from the partner’s we choose to provide parking lot inventory and the fluid user experience of our website to allow travelers to reserve airport parking with ease.

We are proud to announce that AirportParkingReservations.com is now available to travelers residing in the United Kingdom. On our website you will find a new UK airport parking section that features numerous airport parking options for the major airports in the United Kingdom (full list of UK airports we serve are in the endnotes).

The Most Ridiculous Travel Product

In our last voting session we asked our travelers to vote for the most ridiculous travel product. The highest voted product will win the undisputed title of The Most Ridiculous Travel product, and here are the results!

  • Last Place: Plane Sheets – 215 Votes
  • 3rd Place: Skyrest Pillow – 327 Votes
  • 2nd Place: B-Tourist Strip – 706 Votes
  • 1st Place: The Ostrich Pillow – 792 Votes

Thanks for playing and we hope you got a good laugh out of these ridiculous products!

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When it comes to traveling there are many products on the market that travelers would never travel without such as a comfy travel pillow for those long trips or a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Although most travel products are designed to benefit the traveler, there are always those several products that are just plain ridiculous.

So we searched the web (literally googled “ridiculous travel products”) and picked out four rather hilarious products for you to vote on in our latest voting segment called: “Ridiculous or Functional?” The highest voted travel product will win the undisputed title of “Most Ridiculous Travel Product.” So without further ado let’s introduce the contenders.

 

Plane Sheets

Plane Sheets

source: planesheets

Weighing in at a staggering 2 pounds we have the travel product that calls itself “Plane Sheets”. Plane sheets is the original airline seat covers that promotes a cleaner way to air travel by covering your plane seat with a fresh Plane Sheet. The idea is definitely attractive to people who have good hygienes, but the product falls short with its absurd designs ranging from camouflage to bright plaid.

B-Tourist Strip

B Tourist Strip

source: designboom

With a reach of 34 inches we have a travel product that goes by the name “B-Tourist Strip”. This nifty piece of fabric is similar to Plane Sheets except that it is for people who truly want privacy on a plane. We’re not sure if privacy or attention if what this product brings, but if you’re embarrassed by how you look when asleep then this product may just be for you.

Skyrest Travel Pillow

Skyrest Travel Pillow

source: skymall

This next contender may look like a mini punching bag, but don’t let its feeble appearance fool you – this product is actually a comfy pillow! People sleep in many different ways and hugging a pillow to drift into bliss is nothing out of the ordinary. Although hugging a pillow to fall asleep on a airplane looks silly to most people, at least you’ll be fast asleep and refreshed when you land.

The Ostrich Pillow

If you thought the Skyrest Travel Pillow was ridiculous then you’ll fall in love (or asleep) with our last contender – The Ostrich Pillow. It may not have the speed of an ostrich, but it’ll definitely be the fastest way to look ridiculous. The good thing about this product is that it covers your eyes so you won’t be able to see how many blank stares you’ll get in public.

Well there you have it – our top 4 contenders competing for the title of “Most Ridiculous Travel Product”. So what do you think of these products – Ridiculous or Functional? You can vote now by casting your vote (or ranking your choices) in the comments below. Also let us know if you have any other ridiculous travel products to add to our list. Have fun!

The Somewhere in 2015 Challenge

The Somewhere in 2015 Challenge

The Knee Defender: Good, Bad or A Big Joke?

Last week we asked our travelers two questions about their thoughts on the Knee Defender and here are the results!

  • Should the Knee Defender remain banned?
    • Yes: 54.8% (1085 responses)
    • No: 45.2% (894 responses)
  • Would you use the Knee Defender?
    • Yes: 30.5% (682 responses)
    • No: 69.5% (1554 responses)

We thank all of our travelers for participating in our topic of debate. Join the conversation in the comments below and share your thoughts on the results and the Knee Defender.

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The Knee Defender

To recline or not recline, that is the question. Anyone who has traveled on an international or domestic flight in the economy/coach class will have one or two uncomfortable stories to tell about their seating arrangements. With airlines keen to maximize their profits, space in the coach class is at an absolute minimum. If people recline their seats too much, they are more than likely to inconvenience another passenger.

One company seems to have come up with a solution to the matter. They are calling this product the “Knee Defender.” It is a small gadget that can be bought for under $30. The Knee Defender is clipped to the seat tray area in front of a passenger, which stops the seat in front from reclining.

The Knee Defender has been around for a few years, but it recently gained popularity after two passengers got into an intense argument on an airline. One of the passengers was using the Knee Defender to stop the other passenger’s seat from reclining. Passenger B got incredibly upset when he realized that Passenger A was purposefully preventing him from reclining his seat.

Should Children Travel Alone?

There are many reasons that could lead to a child having to fly on their own. Children attend summer camps, visit relatives, or have parents that live in different states. Sometimes a parent does not have the time or resources to accompany a child on the plane, which means they have to travel alone.

Due to the speedy and safe nature of air travel, children being unaccompanied on a plane is not unusual. For example, Southwest Airlines estimates that around 300,000 unaccompanied kids traveled on its airlines in the last year alone.

Kids flying solo may be a common occurrence, but it is still important for parents to plan these trips well in advance. Most unaccompanied minors are sent on direct flights, which reduces the need for transiting in airports and eliminates switching of planes. However, plans can go awry due to bad weather, scheduling issues or other unforeseen circumstances. It is crucial that parents prepare their kids for all possible outcomes when they are flying alone.