Monthly Archives: January 2016

Transportation options form Newark Airport.

Tips for Choosing an Airport Shuttle

Your bags are packed, your flight is booked, your hotel is reserved, and your itinerary is all mapped out. You’re ready to fly! All that’s left is getting yourself, your fellow travelers, and your luggage to the airport on time and figuring out how to get to your hotel once you arrive in the city. Choosing the right shuttle for timely NYC airport service, or other major city airports, can make an enormous difference in how smoothly your trip begins or ends. Here are a few tips to help you select the best airport shuttle for your upcoming journey.

 

  1. Pay Attention to Reputation

In most cities, there are many different airport shuttle companies from which to choose. However, when it comes to timely pickups and drop-offs, courteous drivers, and comfortable vans that can adequately accommodate your party and luggage, all shuttle companies are definitely not created equal.

As with any other kind of business, reputation matters, and the best way to determine what kind of an experience you can expect is to check the shuttle company’s reviews online. In addition, ensure your shuttle has the proper credentials and necessary licensing to offer transportation services in your particular location. Opt for shuttle services that employ highly experienced chauffeurs who operate vehicles that are always properly licensed and insured.

 

  1. Choose the Right Size

When it comes to airport shuttle, size really does matter, especially if you are traveling in a large group. There are several different shuttle sizes that you can choose from for your convenience. Choose from luxury sedans for smaller groups, SUV services for larger groups, and share ride shuttle service vans for large groups or small groups who would like to split the cost of a ride with other travelers.

If you have a small group, but you are planning to spend a while in NYC and have a lot of luggage, you may want to schedule a ride service with an SUV or ride share van so that you have room for your belongings.

 

  1. Choose a Service That’s on Time

It’s a fact of life that travel plans change sometimes. Due to inclement weather or other unforeseen situations, your flight may get off schedule. Whatever the case may be, you will want to ensure that the airport shuttle is always ready and waiting for you when you arrive. Some shuttle services are able to track flights to ensure that they are waiting for their passengers as soon as they arrive – even if their flight is early or late. This service can help give you peace of mind and relive a bit of stress from your shoulders if your flight schedule gets thrown off for one reason or another.

 

Book With GO Airlink Shuttle

Selecting the best shuttle for your NYC airport service can be easily accomplished with a little research, proper planning ahead, and a few thoughtful questions. When you want a shuttle service that is always fully licensed and completely committed to getting you to your destination safely and comfortably, book ahead of time with GO Airlink Shuttle. Good luck and bon voyage!

Navigating New York’s Famed Penn Station

Navigating New York’s Famed Penn Station

You’ve likely heard stories of the New York City’s Penn Station, or seen pictures of this architectural and engineering wonder in its heyday. However, this historic building was demolished back in the early 1960’s. Today, an office building and the equally-famous Madison Square Garden stand in its place. Yet simply because the old brick-and-mortar structure no longer stands doesn’t mean that Penn Station no longer exists; it’s simply gone underground.

Currently, Penn Station lies underneath the Garden and Pennsylvania Plaza, with entry points on 7th and 8th Avenue, as well as 32nd and 33rd Street. It remains the central hub for all of New York City’s train lines, as well as rail services coming in from New Jersey and Long Island. Thus, you’ll see a good portion of the city’s workforce arriving at work and subsequently heading for home during the morning and evening hours. Being located next to Madison Square Garden and within easy walking distance of famed landmarks such as Macy’s department store as well as the Empire State Building also makes Penn Station a place that visitors to the city will likely become familiar with.

Know Before You Go

It’s estimated that nearly 500,000 people shuttle through Penn Station every day. Therefore, if you’re not familiar with public transportation in New York, and you’re not accustomed to dealing with large crowds, a visit to this famous spot can seem quite daunting. Don’t worry, though: taking a few moments to plan ahead can make navigating your way through Penn Station a breeze.

Here are just a few tips to follow to make a visit Penn Station an enjoyable one:

  • Know where you need to go: Floorplans of the station are available online. By reviewing them ahead of time, you’ll know where you can find ticket kiosks and counters, as well as the train terminals that will take you where you want to go. If you do get lost in the Station itself, head to 34th Street Partnership Information Booth near the Amtrak terminal. It’s open every day from 9-5, and its attendants will help you figure out where you need to be.
  • Purchase tickets beforehand, if possible: You’ll be overwhelmed by the number of ticket booths in the Station. Unfortunately, you can only buy tickets for the rail service that you wish to use at that line’s own ticket counters. If you’re able to buy and print out your tickets ahead of time, you can simply bypass the counters altogether.
  • Find the amenities: There are a number of snack counters, newsstands, and restrooms located throughout Penn Station. There are also restaurants located right outside of the entrance. Thus, you can easily plan to grab a bite and freshen up before catching your train.

To truly get a glimpse of the beating heart of the massive metropolis that is New York City, you need only make a visit to Penn Station. Here, the constant flow of passengers serves to reaffirm the fact that nearly 8.4 million people call The Big Apple home. Whether you’re looking to get anywhere in the local area, or are simply in the mood to do a little people watching, a stop at Penn Station should be at the top of your local destination list.

Save during NYC Hotel Week

Hotel Week New York City 2016

Hotel room rates in New York City can sometimes be off the charts depending on holiday weekends, events and season. The average room rate for a hotel in Manhattan is just around $300 and hotels are usually filled at 90% occupancy. Now, if money isn’t any issue, you are welcomed to stay the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons for a whopping $45,000 a night, but for most of us this just isn’t the case. That’s when Hotel Week New York City comes in to play. From January 3-15, 2016 you can save big on top hotels in NYC. Something tells me the Four Seasons won’t be on this list, but we promise there are plenty of other options for you.

Pair these offers with cheap last minute airfare (and Airlink picking you up), and you have yourself a trip to the Big Apple at a fraction of the cost. Take a look at some of these four and five star hotels that are saving a comfy bed for you.

Gansevoort Park Ave & Gansevoort Meatpacking District – These modern contemporary hotels are located in two neighborhoods that fit the chic attitude of the Gansevoort. Room rates for these hotels typically run $400 and up but during hotel week you can snap a room for just $200 with promo code HWP or call +1 212-206-6700 and mention Hotel Week.

The Roxy Hotel Tribeca – Stay for a few nights where the stars live in cozy Tribeca. Situated downtown, you are a few streets away from shopping, a walk away from One World Trade and a quick subway ride form Times Square. Book on their website or call +1 877-519-6600 and mention Hotel Week

Hotel Mela Times Square – Want to stay in the heart of the action? Hotel Mela is a boutique hotel located right in Times Square. Walk out your hotel lobby and be in the center of the unaversive – that’s priceless or just $200. Book online with promo code HOTELWEEK or call +1 212-710-7000 and mention Hotel Week

Pod 39 – The truth of the matter is you shouldn’t be in your hotel room unless it’s time to sleep. The Pod hotel offers just that, cutting out the excess and unnecessary, their hotels are based on “intelligent design”. Rates are just $100 a night by calling +1 212-865-5700 and mention Hotel Week.