AP9 TodaysEscapes Provides Tips for Smart Holiday Travel

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AP9 TodaysEscapes Provides Members-Only Savings on Travel and Entertainment Needs

The end-of-year holiday season is one of the busiest times to travel. Millions of people every year brave busy roads, long lines at airports, flight delays and cancellations and extreme weather conditions to celebrate with family and friends. AP9 Todays Escapes, a leading entertainment membership discount program administered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, lends a hand to the sometimes chaotic world of travel by providing discounts on a variety of travel needs as well as other exclusive entertainment discounts.

According to AAA, almost 5 million people took to the skies during the 2005 holiday season. With the number expected to increase this year, travelers must plan ahead for a variety of possible travel interruptions, notes AP9 Todays Escapes. Adhering to the carrier's recommended check-in times, baggage rules and especially to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) carry-on regulations that were updated on September 26, 2006, will get you where you need to go on time and safely. AP9 TodaysEscapes advises travelers to visit the TSA website at http://www.tsa.gov/ for more information about flight regulations and travel tips.

AP9 TodaysEscapes suggests these other travel tips to help start and end your holidays on a happy note:

-- Arrive early. Since the holidays are the busiest time to travel, there will be traffic congestion, limited parking, and long security lines. Arriving early to the airport is key to making your travel a pleasurable experience. Pack and fuel up the car the night before to avoid any delays in getting to the airport. Check out your airport's website for real-time parking availability before leaving the house. And, most importantly, arriving early can help you steer clear of getting "bumped" on an overbooked flight.

-- Remove jewelry, belts and other accessory items that may set off the security alarms before you arrive to the airport. You might even consider wearing shoes that can easily slip off and on. Both of these things will help you get through security checkpoints quickly.

-- Travel light. Full flights mean stuffed overhead bins. Ship your gifts to your destination and check your luggage. Many airports offer curbside check-in, which is usually quicker to get through than the full-service check-in lines inside.

-- Keep your medications and other essential items with you at all times. And remember to bring along reading material, a crossword puzzle, or other diversion. While airport shops offer all these items, they will cost considerably more.

-- If you have a connecting flight, plan for the worst. Have a contingency plan in place just in case you find yourself stranded partway to your destination. Pack a change of clothes and basic regulation-permitted toiletries in your carry-on. Stake out possible hotels where you can get last minute travel reservations or touch base with people you know who live at your connecting city.

AP9 Todays Escapes members simply and conveniently log on to TodaysEscapes.com to access their money-saving benefits. And remember, family and friends eagerly await your arrival to celebrate the holidays -- a trip well-worth your travel reservations, concludes AP9 TodaysEscapes.

About AP9 Todays Escapes

AP9 Todays Escapes is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at TodaysEscapes.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 TodaysEscapes.


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