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Bags Valet at the Grand Bohemian

Enjoy Bags valet services at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. And guests can book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip.Bags is pleased to announce our new partnership with the illustrious and sophisticated Grand Bohemian Hotel located in the middle of Orlando’s thriving downtown district. As of September 2014, Bags Parking & Guest Services is managing the valet staff and operations for one of Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 20 Hotels in Florida.

Bags Inc. started more than 20 years ago as a valet parking company. The Parking and Guest Services arm of our company continues to be a leading service provider in more than 250 U.S. cities. From the moment they arrive, guests of the Grand Bohemian will receive first-rate customer service from Bags valet agents. Our highly trained team members—trusted to provide services for world-class hotels and resorts across the country—provide unparalleled valet services while utilizing leading-edge technology with capabilities such as text-request vehicle retrieval and options for mobile payments.

Enjoy Bags valet services at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. And guests can book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip.Looking to the future, Bags will soon provide our airline check-in service to the already amazing list of offers from the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Bags cross-trains guest service agents in all of the services we provide, creating a seamless travel experience for guests of the hotel from the moment they arrive at the Grand Bohemian until they return home.

Interested in visiting Orlando? Check out the Grand Bohemian Hotel for your stay, and look for Bags agents in the valet loop. For more information, click here. Guests can also book Bags VIP luggage delivery service before or after their trip and we’ll deliver your luggage from the airport to the Grand Bohemian so you can start your vacation the moment you land.

Bags Inc: Our Story

It’s time to remember why people travel: to have an experience. And Bags Inc. makes that experience better. Because the greatest travel experience begins and ends with Bags Inc. Smile. Travel just got easier.

From luggage delivery as an alternative to shipping luggage to valet parking to checking in for your flight at your hotel, Bags Inc. delivers.

Reduce the likelihood that your bags will need to be searched and avoid delays or damage to your personal belongings. Or use Bags VIP luggage delivery services and skip the wait at baggage claim.

Bags VIP luggage delivery lets you skip baggage claim.

Onboard Airline Check-In Services Come to Copenhagen

Onboard Airline Check-In is available for select cruises from Denmark's Port of Copenhagen. No excess baggage; guests can enjoy the last day of their cruise.

Beautiful Copenhagen. Image courtesy Flickr user Thomas Rousing.

After five years of hard work, Bags Inc. is proud to announce that its popular Onboard Airline Check-In services will be available for cruises out of the Port of Copenhagen in Denmark. Onboard Airline Check-In allows passengers to check-in for their flight, receive their boarding passes, and check their luggage – all from onboard the ship. This means no hassling with excess baggage on the last day of the cruise, so guests can make the most of the final day of their voyage – all without the burden of luggage.

Onboard Airline Check-In is available for select cruises from Denmark's Port of Copenhagen. No excess baggage; guests can enjoy the last day of their cruise.

Exploring Copenhagen. Image courtesy Flickr user Dimitry B.

Two cruise lines now sailing will offer the service – Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.

Princess Cruises will offer their onboard airline check-in service, Easy Check, aboard the Royal Princess. Ports of call include Oslo, Norway; Tallinn, Estonia; and Gothenburg, Sweden. Holland America’s Luggage Direct will be offered aboard the ms Eurodam, with round trip cruises from Copenhagen to destinations throughout Norway, including up-close views of Scandinavian fjords.

Bags Inc. will test the service for the remainder of the 2014 cruise season, offering it to passengers flying directly to the United States on Scandinavian Air. Cruise season in Copenhagen is from May to the beginning of September. A full-scale launch of the service across multiple cruise lines will be available starting Spring 2015, when passengers will be able to forget their excess baggage and enjoy Copenhagen on debarkation day.

Remote Airline Check-In Makes Flying Home From Vegas Easier

Bags Airline Check-In, available at several Las Vegas properties, lets you check-in for your flight, receive your boarding pass and check your luggage without enduring long lines at the airport.

Bags Airline Check-In is available at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Image courtesy Flickr user Håkan Dahlström.

We all know that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but why should your bags? Instead of lugging around your suitcases on the last day of your trip, Bags Remote Airline Check-In service can handle your bags and have you ready for your flight, all without even leaving the hotel.

With Bags Remote Airline Check-In, people visiting and working at hotels and the downtown area can use our remote check-in service by dropping their bags at the RAC counter at any of the hotels using Bags Inc. services. You don’t even need to be staying at the hotel to use Bags Remote Airline Check-In. You can then spend the rest of the day working or sightseeing and can go straight to the airport for your flight without worrying about checking your bags or shipping luggage ahead.

Bags Airline Check-In, available at several Las Vegas properties, lets you check-in for your flight, receive your boarding pass and check your luggage without enduring long lines at the airport.

Image courtesy Flickr user Scott Swigart.

Simply hand us your excess baggage at one of the Bags locations below and we’ll hand you your boarding passes. Your bags will be securely transported to the airport, screened and loaded onto your flight. At the airport you proceed directly to security, then straight to your gate.

Your bags will be waiting for you on the baggage carousel at your final destination. Or upgrade to Bags VIP and have your luggage delivered to your doorstep.

 

Bags Remote Airline Check-In is available at some of the most popular hotels on the strip, including:
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay
Luxor
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Riviera Casino & Hotel
Plaza Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas Convention Center

For more information on Bags Remote Airline Check-In, or to book Bags VIP luggage delivery services, please visit www.maketraveleasier.com/bagsvip.

Bags Inc. Services at the Westin Atlanta Airport

Remote Check-in Services at the Westin

Use Remote Airline Check-In and Bags VIP when staying at the Westin Atlanta Airport as an alternative to shipping bags.

Image courtesy Westin Atlanta Airport.

Bags Inc., in partnership with the Westin Atlanta Airport, is pleased to offer complimentary airline check-in services. Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., guests flying Delta, AirTran or American Airlines can visit the Bags Airline Check-In desk in the hotel lobby, check their luggage, receive their boarding passes, and proceed to the airport luggage-free. Bags Inc. agents will safely and securely transfer guests’ luggage to the airport for screening and loading onto the plane. Don’t waste time standing in line at the airport or shipping bags.

Use Bags VIP as an Alternative to Shipping Bags

Use Remote Airline Check-In and Bags VIP when staying at the Westin Atlanta Airport as an alternative to shipping bags.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Image courtesy Flickr user Jim Larrison.

Remote airline check-in is just one example of how Bags Inc. continues to Make Travel Easier. Combined with our Bags VIP luggage delivery service, our vision of luggage-free travel is being realized across the country.

People are already talking about how much they love our services at the Westin Atlanta Airport.

What a pleasure to park at this location. The best part is checking your bags in for your flight from the hotel lobby and avoiding the check-in lines at the airport. Awesome! Super friendly staff!
~ Ginger G. – April 18, 2014

Since launching the program at the Westin Atlanta Airport six months ago, guests have been able to check into their flight and check their bags right from the Westin lobby…for free! Furthermore, many have been taking advantage of Bags VIP luggage delivery as an add-on, a great alternative to waiting at baggage claim or shipping bags. Less time at the airport means more time to enjoy all of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, even on the last day of your trip!

Fashion Outlets of Chicago Services Help You Forget Excess Baggage

Avoid excess baggage and use our remote airline check-in services at Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

Image courtesy Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

In 2013, Bags Parking and Guest Services partnered with Fashion Outlets of Chicago to provide an innovative concierge service that includes Bags Airline Check-In. In addition to the traditional guest services, Bags Airline Check-In allows travelers to check their luggage for their flights and get their boarding passes at the Bags Inc. concierge desk in the mall. Forget your excess baggage and let us help. Take the shuttle directly to the airport, free from the hassles of hauling luggage to the airport and free to do some last minute shopping at the Fashion Outlets. Travelers can also enroll in the Bags VIP service and have their checked luggage delivered to any address within 100 miles of their destination airport.

There’s No Excess Baggage When You Shop ‘Til You Drop

This convenient service perfectly complements the regular shuttles to and from O’Hare International Airport, as well as downtown hotels the Fashion Outlets of Chicago operate. New this summer, Bags Airline Check-In at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago will be able to process domestic and international flights directly from the on-site location. This coupled with the recent and upcoming openings of stores like Etro and Burberry will continue to make the Fashion Outlets of Chicago an exciting, fun and convenient place for travelers to visit.

Update on Early Bag Check at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

From skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using Bags VIP to checking your bags the moment you arrive at the airport, we’re making travel easier for passengers at PHX.

From skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using our Bags VIP luggage delivery service to checking your bags the moment you arrive at the airport, travel is now easier for passengers at PHX.

Image courtesy of Flickr user solarno.

We are excited to announce that the very popular Early Bag Check service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has expanded to their Rental Car Center. From skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using our Bags VIP luggage delivery service to checking your bags the moment you arrive at the airport, travel is now easier for passengers at PHX.

The free Early Bag Check service, already available at Sky Harbor’s East Economy Parking and 44th Street PHX Sky Train® station, officially launched at the Car Center in February of this year and has already seen much success.

From skipping the hassles of shipping luggage by using our Bags VIP luggage delivery service to checking your bags the moment you arrive at the airport, travel is now easier for passengers at PHX.

Image courtesy Flickr user Randy Heinitz.

With this service, travelers using American Airlines, Southwest Airlines or US Airways are now able to check their bags right after they return their rental car, eliminating the need to carry all their luggage onto the free shuttle bus that transports passengers from the Car Rental Center to PHX’s three terminals.

Travelers flying these airlines can also have their boarding passes printed for them directly at the Rental Car Center Early Bag Check station.

Bags must be checked at least 90 minutes before their flight is scheduled to depart. There is no additional charge for the service, although airline baggage fees apply. Early Bag Check in the Sky Harbor Rental Car Center is open daily from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Choosing the Right Cruise for You!

Planning your first cruise can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Many people assume that all cruises are the same, except for their destinations. However, there can be much more important factors that determine the success of your vacation than just where you’re going. Are you traveling with a group or as a single? Are you looking for adventure or relaxation? Traveling on a budget? Taking these ideas into consideration can be the difference between making and breaking your trip. Don’t bother shipping luggage! With Bags VIP, we can deliver your bags right to your cabin.

No need for shipping luggage for your cruise – Bags VIP will delivery your bags right do your cabin!

Traveling on a budget: Carnival Cruise Line

If you've considered shipping luggage for your cruise, don't give it another thought - our Bags VIP luggage delivery will delivery your bags right do your cabin.

Image courtesy of jbkalla via Flickr

Carnival favors affordable, three to seven night excursions to lengthy and expensive trips. With popular destinations in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico, you can have an exotic vacation without breaking the bank. With some careful planning and timing, a Carnival cruise can cost you as little as $50 per person per night. In an effort to save you money, Carnival features simple cabins and does not go overboard with extra cost venues on board. For budget rates, avoid holiday periods, especially school vacations, and consider an Early Saver rate, which could knock 20 percent off the price simply by putting a $50 down payment on your trip.

Traveling with Teens: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

If you've considered shipping luggage for your cruise, don't give it another thought - our Bags VIP luggage delivery will delivery your bags right do your cabin.

Image courtesy of Grufnik via Flickr

Every parent knows older kids can be hard to please. They need exciting activities, and lots of them. Royal Caribbean has them. Depending on the ship, your teens can enjoy a bottomless well of energy with rock-climbing walls, zip-lines, ice- and inline-skating, surf simulators, a boxing ring, and basketball and volleyball courts. Onboard youth programs divide kids up by ages in order to provide the most age appropriate entertainment, while still making them feel like adults. With amenities like a Generation Y Spa designed especially for younger generations and their adolescent needs, a teens only “casino,” backstage ship tours, and a no grown-ups allowed club where they can dance, drink “mocktails,” and interact with new friends while parents enjoy their own time.

 

Traveling with Families & Children: Disney Cruise Line

Image courtesy of Scottwdw via Flickr

Image courtesy of Scottwdw via Flickr

Disney is unique in the cruise industry in that it caters to the needs of the youngest travelers; babies and toddlers. While most ships only allow children six or twelve months old, Disney will accept tots as young as 3 months old. They provide nurseries for little ones up to 3 years old with water play areas just for them. The ships also feature signature Disney characters like Mickey, Goofy and the Princesses who interact with the youngsters during breakfast, tea times and meet-and-greets. With huge play areas designed after their favorite Disney and Pixar movies, lots of high-tech games, and interactive and educational programming, your little ones will never be short on things to do. Cabins and dining establishments are tailored for families, taking into account the practical needs like split bathrooms with tub/shower combos, and the magical wants like restaurants with fairy tale décor.

Mature cruisers: Holland America Line

If you've considered shipping luggage for your cruise, don't give it another thought - our Bags VIP luggage delivery will delivery your bags right do your cabin.

Image courtesy of raginwire via Flickr

With all of today’s loud and crowded ships, some older cruisers may feel out of place on their vacation. Holland America Line offers quiet, relaxing pleasures like a Culinary Arts Center, which focuses on cooking demos, tastings and shore side market tours led by top chefs. You can go on a self-guided art tour on board the ship, or visit the Explorations Café with a library and visiting lecturers speaking on art, history and a variety of other topics. For those wishing to stay active on their vacation, you can enjoy amenities such as a golf putting green, yoga and tennis. Under the brand’s Signatures of Excellence initiative, the line is expanding their ships’ enrichment programs and renovating the public areas and staterooms with comforts such as the Mariner Dream bed and high quality cotton linens.

For singles: Norwegian Cruise Line

If you've considered shipping luggage for your cruise, don't give it another thought - our Bags VIP luggage delivery will delivery your bags right do your cabin.

Image courtesy of Kevin H. via Flickr

In 2010, Norwegian Epic was unveiled featuring 128 Studios, 100-square-foot cabins that are perfect in size and price for parties of one. The ship also offers passengers in this category of cabin a keycard with access to the Living Room, a special lounge with a bar, snacks and activities that facilitate pairing up with fellow single travelers. The ship also offers a plethora of other bars, including the Svedka Ice Bar and Bliss Ultra Lounge, hip entertainment like the Second City improv show and Blue Man Group, and ship wide events such as pub crawls that are perfect for singles, or newly formed couples.

Adventurers Seekers: Lindblad Expeditions

If you've considered shipping luggage for your cruise, don't give it another thought - our Bags VIP luggage delivery will delivery your bags right do your cabin.

Image courtesy of Scott Ableman via Flickr

Looking for an out of the ordinary cruise experience? For the adventurous types, Lindblad Expeditions ventures to not so ordinary destinations like the Arctic, Antarctica, Galapagos, Amazon and other less-mainstream cruise destinations. On trips to the arctic, passengers travel aboard an ice-class vessel that plows through icy waters for extraordinary views of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. Its Cape Horn-to-Cape of Good Hope excursion that follows the path of ancient surveyors and circumnavigators. On trips to Antarctica, National Geographic naturalists, marine specialists and photographers live on board, offering insights and information to the passengers. For the most adventurous travelers, the cruise line is equipped with sea kayaks and underwater cameras for close up views. The company also advances sustainable practices and supports many conservation programs in the fragile destinations it visits.

No matter which vacation you choose, we can help make your travels easier. Most cruise lines offer onboard airline check-in services that allow guests to check-in for flights, receive boarding passes, and check luggage all from aboard the ship. Bags VIP luggage delivery service can also be added for additional convenience when guests travel to and from the port. Bags VIP luggage delivery allows you to bypass baggage claim after your flight and begin making the most of your vacation right away, without the burden of luggage. For more information on these services, click here.

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Say Bon Voyage to Stressful Cruise Embarkation and Debarkation

Make cruising easier and sign up for Bags VIP luggage delivery (skip luggage shipping).Vacations should be about relaxing, especially cruises. However, embarkation day can be pretty hectic. Last minute packing, travel to the airport, security, flight, baggage claim, ground transportation to the port, dealing with porters, security, cruise check-in, boarding, muster drill…and that’s all before your ship has left port.

Skip luggage shipping and use Bags VIP – we’ll deliver your bags right to your cruise cabin!

Make cruising easier and sign up for Bags VIP luggage delivery (skip luggage shipping). We’ll pick up your bags at the airport (you won’t even have to see them after you check them at your departing airport) and deliver them to your ship, where they will be delivered to your cabin. That frees up your embarkation day so you can enjoy lunch on the lido deck, sip a cocktail, explore the ship, or take a dip in the pool.

Toward the end of your trip, most cruise lines offer onboard airline check-in, but despite being an amazing time saver, this service is not widely publicized. When you sign up for onboard airline check-in, you will save yourself from the headaches that can occur on debarkation day, when 2000-6000 other passengers get off the ship at the same time. The terminal luggage carousels can be confusing and crowded, a chaotic end to an otherwise relaxing vacation. You can skip the luggage carousels if you use onboard airline check-in. In addition to being checked into your flight, you won’t have to retrieve your bags in the cruise terminal…they are automatically transported to the airport and loaded onto your flight!

Make cruising easier and sign up for Bags VIP luggage delivery (skip luggage shipping).

You’ll get on your ship faster and start vacation fun sooner when you skip baggage claim and have your luggage delivered to your cabin. Image courtesy ruben i via Flickr.

Each cruise line brands onboard airline check-in differently (and offers it out of different home ports and with different airlines) but it is essentially the same service:

The top five reasons to use Bags VIP luggage delivery service before your cruise and onboard airline check-in after your cruise:
1. You can skip baggage claim.
2. After you check in for your flight at your departing airport, you won’t have to see or touch your luggage until it arrives in your stateroom.

Start your vacation right away with our cruise tips! You can when you don't have to wait at baggage claim for your luggage! Image courtesy Phil Comeau via Flickr.

Start your vacation right away! You can when you don’t have to wait at baggage claim for your luggage! Image courtesy Phil Comeau via Flickr.

3. You can check in for your flight before you even leave the ship.
4. You will get off the ship faster since you won’t have to retrieve your bags in the cruise terminal.
5. You will save on airport transportation since you won’t have to transport your luggage.

Want to make your trip home even easier? Sign up for Bags VIP luggage delivery for your return flight and we will delivery your bags to your home, office or any other address within 100 miles of the airport! Follow these cruise tips on your next vacation and your trip will be smooth sailing.

Bon voyage!

Bags Inc. Year-In-Review 2013

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To say that this has been a busy year for Bags Inc. would be a major understatement. In our more than 20 year history of making travel easier, 2013 will go down as one of the company’s most eventful years.

We first began offering our Bags VIP luggage delivery service in 2012, available out of a limited number of airports for passengers flying on select airlines. Now, in 2013 — after the establishment of partnerships with the major U.S. airlines — we are able to offer the Bags VIP service at more than 250 U.S. airports across every state.

In addition to the expansion of Bags VIP, we have also expanded our Bags Airline Check-In service in 2013 by forming new partnerships across the country. Highlights include the first partnership between Bags Inc. and a shopping center, where we provide concierge services and remote airline check-in service to guests at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. We’ve also brought the convenience of remote airline check-in to Las Vegas resorts and casinos, additional cruise lines, additional hotels, and many more.

Not to be outdone, Bags Parking & Guest Services had a busy year in 2013 providing parking management, valet, and guest services for numerous events and conferences, including UCF basketball games, the press conference announcing the addition of Orlando City Soccer Club as Major League Soccer’s 21st team, and many more. Bags Parking & Guest Services has also established several new partnerships with major hotels and resorts.   

This rapid expansion of services — all in the name of making travel easier — also required the expansion of our staff and the establishment of a more robust online presence. In 2013, we launched our new consumer website along with rejuvenated social media channels. Now, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and our Bags Inc. blog for travel advice and company news. And — to complete our online revamp — we introduced our new corporate website to better explain to our business partners the many benefits of partnering with Bags Inc.

We’ve had many successes in 2013, but we’re looking forward to the coming year where big plans are in the works. At Bags Inc., we always find new ways to accomplish our mission, so stay tuned for even easier travel in 2014.