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Why It Makes Sense To Ensure That You Will Have Good Airport Parking

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Travel

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Most people have gone to the airport to pick up a friend or family member at one time or another, or have traveled themselves. You don’t even have to be the one driving to realize that finding good airport parking spaces can be difficult at times. You are competing with hundreds of other people to find the closest, most convenient space to where you’re going, which, by some strange airport law of nature, usually turns out to be the exact same place that everyone else is going. When you do finally find a space, more often than not, it’s in some remote area of lot that you need a flashlight to find.

Airports normally divide their parking facilities into short and long-term parking areas. Short-term parking areas generally restrict the number of hours that people are permitted to leave their cars in the lot. They are mainly intended for the use of same-day travelers and people picking up or dropping someone else off. Competition for available spaces can sometimes be fierce. The price can also be quite high, causing many drivers to seek alternatives. The end result is that they sometimes drive around the airport in continuous loops, while waiting for their friend or family members’ plane to arrive, or decide to park in restricted areas.

Many larger airports have begun offering passengers and their families alternatives to standard parking in an attempt to alleviate the problem, and relieve traffic congestion in the surrounding area. These alternatives include free cell-phone parking lots, quick shuttle links to off-site lots, and special, reduced rate parking lots.

If you are the one who is traveling, and plan to leave your car parked at the airport for more than just a few hours, you should look into what long-term parking options are available. While reservations are usually not required for shorter stays, taking the time to make one in advance helps to guarantee that you will have a space in a convenient spot when you arrive. Should you be planning on leaving your car parked at the lot for several weeks, reservations are usually mandatory. Even if they are not, it important to advise the car park personnel when you expect to be coming back. They need to know that the car has not been abandoned.

Privately-owned, off-site parking lots provide a very good alternative to airport facilities. These types of parking lots often offer secure parking, at competitive prices, in well-lit, fenced in lots. You will usually have the choice of parking your own car and taking a convenient shuttle to the airport, or using their valet service. Many offer additional services at an extra charge, such as cleaning your car and shampooing its interior. Both long and short-term parking are normally available.

Not leaving your airport parking to chance can help ensure that your trip gets off on the right foot. It only takes a small amount of time, but the peace of mind that you’ll get from knowing that your car is in good hands is worth the extra time.

When you place your vehicle in a lot, you want to make sure that the car will be available upon your return. Secure airport parking is an important service provided by modern and progressive airport facilities.

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