August 16, 2022

Streamlining Your Airport Experience

Summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to start preparing for the industrious Fall season. For many of us, that means a return to business travel. For over two years, corporations have replaced travel with Zoom and Google Meets, but that time is coming to an end.

More and more people are returning to the office and becoming increasingly more comfortable taking public transportation and attending live meetings. According to travel tech company Amadeus, “The majority of business travelers are keen to hit the skies and roads again: A whopping 72% of business travelers are eager to travel.”

Dharma is here to help you with all your lodging needs, from easy bookings to contactless check-ins. With this in mind, we decided to bring that convenience to other aspects of travel, like navigating the airport, so you don’t spend any more time waiting in line than you have to.
Dharma Property Highlight:

This issue, we are highlighting our fully furnished apartments at two of our Miami properties: Red Road Commons and Grand Plaza . Both properties are conveniently located close to the airport and downtown Miami’s business district. Both properties are available for corporate rental for long term projects, and we offer special long term services like extra cleaning during your stay to make your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Three Reasons to stay at… Grand Plaza

Location
  • Ten minutes from Miami International Airport
  • Walking distance to Publix, Starbucks, and restaurants.

Amenities

  • On-site heated lap pool
  • Billiard Room
  • 24 hour fitness studio

Business Solutions
  • Self Check-in
  • High speed WiFi
  • Business center with Mac desktops

Three Reasons to stay at… Red Road Commons

Location
  • Walking distance from shops, restaurants, and entertainment
  • Just twenty minutes from Miami International Airport and Downtown Miami
Amenities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Recreation room
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Dog park

Business Solutions
  • Self Check-in
  • High speed WiFi
  • Clubhouse with Wi-Fi

Expanding Convenience

It can be frustrating to have to spend your valuable time waiting in line . Dharma works hard to make sure that when you arrive at a Dharma property, you spend the minimum amount of time necessary to check in.

While we can’t control things like flight delays and cancellations, there are things you can do to lessen the time you have to spend in the airport. Here are a few ways to minimize wait times at the airport while alleviating your concerns about health and safety.

Get to the head of the line with Travel Programs

One of the ways to shorten your time at the airport is by becoming a member of a Trusted Traveler Program. These memberships allow expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports, which include all the airports closest to the Dharma properties in Florida and the NYC Metro area.

There are two memberships you can get under the Trusted Traveler Program:
  1. A TSA PreCheck status allows US travelers to get through TSA security lines at the airport faster by granting members their own separate line.
  2. The Global Entry membership speeds up custom checks at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) international checkpoints.

A TSA PreCheck costs $85.00 for a five year membership, while the Global Entry program costs $100.00 but includes a TSA PreCheck membership as well. Purchasing both allows for you to essentially get a fast pass through both security and customs.




Minimize Your Worries about Health and Safety

One motivating factor for business people to start traveling again is the use of contactless services.

While Dharma has already embraced this concept with contactless check-ins and keyless entries at most of our properties, we want to help you take advantage of this in every aspect of your travel.

One way you can minimize direct contact while traveling is by taking advantage of companies using biometrics, the system of using unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints for automated recognition.

CLEAR Plus is an airport membership that uses facial, iris and fingerprint biometrics to move you through the airport faster and without direct contact. Ambassadors help you verify your identity at a CLEAR Pod—no need to pull out your ID—so you can save time and avoid big lines. The standard price for a Clear membership is $189 annually.

You can also add up to three people to your CLEAR account for just $60, so your whole family can enjoy the convenience of contactless clearance when you bring them to a Dharma apartment suite.

If you stack your Global Entry membership with CLEAR, you don't have to wait in crowded lines for either the document check or the security scanners.

Free Queuing Services

If you feel that you don’t travel enough to warrant purchasing Clear or TSA PreCheck, you may still have an opportunity to save some time in line . Whyline is a virtual queuing company that has partnered with several airports to allow travelers to reserve a security line time slot and jump to the front of the line. Whyline was purchased by CLEAR recently, but it is still a free service. Customers can sign up ahead of time for a reservation slot for TSA. Whyline is currently only available at select airports , including Newark and NYC’s JFK. our text.