When the dusty trail gets just a little too dusty and you need an oasis, the travel pros at Goss RV suggest the Flying J. It’s a travel resource for rookie and seasoned motorhome traveler. You can come in off the road, get some chow, take a shower, hit the arcade and even get your hair trimmed in some locations. Many sites have the critically important RV dumps and their parking lots are massive. You can easily locate spacious parking Flying J instead of searching for campground and paying an overnight fee. The Flying J wears many hats when it comes to catering to travelers. And it isn’t just for the big rig, it’s an excellent solution the real Kings of the Road – the luxury motorcoach traveler.
For those who travel the highways of the United States and Canada, the Flying J logo is a familiar and comforting site. Travelers know that when they walk through those doors, they will have access to many of the services and products that they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each of the 220 state of the art Travel Plazas is custom built and is usually situated on massive 20 to 25 acre sites. These sites are much more than just parking lot and building, they are landscaped, have easy access and plenty of lighting because safety is a primary concern. The parking lots are paved and large enough to accommodate 45-foot luxury Rvs, cars and tractor/trailers.
A Flying J for all Travel Seasons
There are six types of centers that are associated with the Flying J, but there are three primary types that cater most to motorcoach travelers. These are the Flying J Travel Plaza, The Flying J Travel Plaza and Service Center and the Flying J Fuel Stop. In some of these establishments, some of the services overlap, but each has certain distinct features.
- Flying J Travel Plaza
These centers include features and services such as gasoline, diesel, convenience store, restaurant, private showers, washateria, driver’s lounge, private phone services, kiosk services (fax, copy, etc.) and other services at select locations (Magic Dragon, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Crystal Inn)
- Flying J Travel Plaza and Service Center
These establishments have all of the features of the Flying J Travel Plaza, but the also have vehicle services like tire service, preventative maintenance and other benefits
- Flying J Fuel Stop
This is the pared down version of the Flying J Travel Plaza with gasoline and diesel, convenience store, parking, phone services and a deli and/or fast food
- The Little Extras
Flying J Travel Plazas are know for all of the little extras that they offer travelers. They have driver services kiosks that provide copy and fax services, pre paid calling cards, trip routing, mileage reports and even floral delivery. They also have postal services and ATMs so that their customers can have all of the comforts of home while they are away from home. It is difficult to get to places where you can accomplish tasks such as making copies or faxing documents. You may have a difficult finding a place to park your mobile home near the business and it can be a great inconvenience, but the Flying J has ample parking and everything that you need under one roof.
Many of the Flying J facilities have private showers, private phone booths, laundry facilities and, at select locations, Crystal Inns, Flying J Motor Inns or Best Rest Inns.
Flying J restaurants offer travelers the option of a home cooked meal or fast food in many of their locations. There are buffet style restaurants and restaurants where you can sit down and order from a menu or take with you. All of the Flying J restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and never close.
Plan your Trip Step By Step
When you are on the road and you want to enjoy the convenience that Flying J has to offer, visit their website at www.flyingj.com.
Step One: Pick Your Location
– Click on the state that you are traveling to or where you want to find a Flying J and it will give you a listing of all of the Travel Plazas in that area as well as what amenities they offer.
Step Two: Check Out The Specials– Here
– Then go to the specials information page and you can download the Flying J flyer containing their weekly specials. Hey, everyone likes to save money, right?
So the next time you are on the road and want to get off that dusty trail for a while, check out one of the more than 200 Flying Js. You can go from weary motorhome traveler, back to road warrior.
History: Motorhome Traveler Solution
The Flying J began as a small petroleum marketing company, established in 1968 with four retail gas stations. Over the past four decades, the Flying J has grown to become the largest retail distributor of diesel fuel in North America. Additionally, the Flying J holds the number 17 ranking spot on the Forbes’ 500 for 2005 for the largest private companies with sales exceeding $10.9 billion.