Expedia.co.uk is a very big website, and it has a lot of information that is relevant to specific areas. This also applies to airports, and if you are travelling out of Bristol Airport in the near future, you would be well advised to take a look at Expedia before you do.
The website has plenty of specific services and benefits you can take advantage of if you are going to use Bristol Airport. So let’s find out what you can expect from the site itself.
Why not become a member and make Bristol Airport your home airport?
The Expedia website is very easy to use to find what you need. You might find it beneficial to sign up as a member before you start looking though.
When you first go on the home page at www.expedia.co.uk, you will see that there is an invitation to join and create a free account with them. This does make it easier to use, since you can enter your preferred airport when you have your own log in.
Once you have your account you can click on the ‘My Profile’ link at the top of the page. From there it is a simple step to click the ‘Home Airport’ link at the bottom of the list of options on the left hand side.
Simply type in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) in full and set it as your preferred airport and you’re done!
Are you staying at a hotel before you go away?
Many people decide to book into a hotel before they fly from Bristol Airport. This applies regardless of whether you are planning a holiday or a business trip. It is particularly good if you are going to be catching an early flight from Bristol, as it will save you having to make an early morning drive and cut the travelling time down to a minimal amount.
Your first step is to find ‘hotels’ in the menu bar across the top of the screen. Once you click on that you will go into that specific section. You’ll see that you then have the option to find a hotel, and it only takes a few moments to see what is available near Bristol Airport.
Firstly you want to click on the option that tells them you need a hotel near an airport. It will then ask you to enter the name (or code, if you know it) of the relevant airport. So we need to enter Bristol in this case.
If you know what dates you are travelling then you can enter them using the calendar in the next step. As soon as you click in the date box the calendar will pop up for you to use. If you simply want to see which hotels are available near Bristol Airport, don’t worry about this stage.
Similarly you can enter a specific hotel name if you know it, but to see all of them leave this part blank. Furthermore the hotel class can be left blank if you wish, although it provides a good way to narrow down your choices near Bristol Airport.
Once you have clicked the search button you will be asked to confirm which airport you want. This will happen when more than one possibility is found. All you have to do is click on the UK Bristol option and then click continue to see what hotels are nearby.
You’ll see on the next page that the results are automatically sorted according to how close they are to Bristol Airport. The distance is clearly marked underneath the location of each hotel and its star rating.
You can also refine your results by opting for any specific hotel services or themes you would like. For example, if you are jetting off on a business trip you might want the use of high speed internet in your hotel room the night before you fly from Bristol Airport. If that is the case, simply tick it in your options.
All you need to do then is click on ‘more hotel info’ to find out whether the one you have your eye on is ideal for a pre-flight overnight stay. If it is perfect for your needs at Bristol, then all you need to do is book.
It should be noted that the Expedia website doesn’t yet seem to offer free car parking at Bristol Airport when you book a hotel for the night before you fly.
Do you need to hire a car at Bristol Airport?
Pre-booking a car couldn’t be easier if you need one at Bristol Airport. Car hire can be arranged by clicking on the ‘cars’ tab in the menu bar. This is at the top of every page.
It automatically defaults to be picked up at the airport, but you can change this to a place nearby if you wish. If you opt for the airport, type in Bristol as the location and then enter the date details using the drop down calendars that appear when you click in the date boxes. You’ll need to change the times from the defaults as well if needed.
You can choose from seven different car classes as well, but the best way if you’re not sure is simply to leave it as it is and click the search button. Once again you’ll need to confirm your choice of airport and then carry on with your search.
Your list of results for hiring a car from Bristol Airport will appear on the next page. The default view is to see the prices listed with the cheapest first, and you can then explore the results to pick your best option. Companies such as Alamo, Hertz and Avis are included, so you can see you’re in good hands.
When you select any car to find more information on it, you will see that it tells you exactly where to pick the car up. Quite often you will need to go to a desk within the airport, but if you click on ‘more location info’ you can read the details as given by the company hiring out the car.
Once you have found what you want it’s easy enough to complete your booking, so you can pick up your chosen vehicle at Bristol Airport.
As you can see, the Expedia website can easily find you a hotel or car hire if you are travelling to or from Bristol Airport. The website is easy enough to use and there is plenty of information on offer, no matter what you need to know. This makes it simple to delve into each hotel and car service you find, so you stand a great chance of getting just what you need.
If you just want to book a flight out of Bristol Airport, you simply need to fill in the ‘create your trip’ options on the home page. Just make sure that Bristol is listed as the airport you would fly out from.
So the next time you need to go to Bristol Airport to catch a flight – whatever the reason may be – you know to go to www.expedia.co.uk first to make your booking.