5 Reasons Why Not To Consider Off-Site Parking Lots

Don’t off-site parking services seem too much for you? Why spend extra bucks just for a RESERVED parking space? It only relieves a little stress. And all the hassles that are encountered at airports are more than bearable. Are they not?

So here are five reasons why one should not consider airport parking services.

Affordability

 Okay, so the rates are low. Quite lower than the valet service at airports. The operators will store your car for weeks even and give you deals, packages, coupons and discounts to make the rates drop even lower.

Personal Valet Service

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A valet services. So, what’s good about that? There will be staff members who will take your car keys, park your car after you have given your credentials to the operator, and carry your luggage for you till you exit the shuttle service.

They even drop you at your terminal and save you from hovering around the entire airport looking for your flight entrance. Everything will be relaxing and trouble-free.

But nobody needs extra help do they?

Convenience

 So, they say that the process is easy. It’s as simple as opening your computer, opening a few windows and pressing a few clicks. That’s all you need and your parking spot is reserved.

Moreover, the off-site parking spot is a few miles away from the airport to reduce traffic congestion. So, everything will be swiftly done there as well. The staff members are friendly and efficient while traditional parking services at airports may seem like a drag as the process may take a bit longer.

Being apart from the airport also means that your car is focused on properly. Some well-developed off-site companies like Park and Fly have automated system.

Well this still doesn’t seem worth extra bucks though.

Security

 Park and fly for example, uses an automated system and various security systems such as CCTV cameras, and patrols by qualified staff. CCTV’s cameras are available to watch your car 24/7, fence all around the location for more security.

Security

Market forces have forced lots such as Ajax Parking Us to invest in quality security systems such as 24-hour monitoring.

YEAH, but aren’t the neighbors’ or your friend’s place safer to park?

Off-site Parking Doesn’t save time

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The parking lots are easy to get in, often easier than the terminal. There are dedicated shuttles that run from the lots to the terminals which pick and drop you off right at your car. The entire process seems to save time as well as it is quick and efficient.

You will not have to drive in circles to find a parking space and park strategically to prevent dents, get stuck in traffic jams, have trouble finding your terminal, find luggage trollies then load them and THEN push them till the boarding area.

But still, isn’t reserving a parking space a waste of time?

Conclusion

 So, I guess it is pretty clear then. Off-site parking should not be considered.

IT IS TOO GOOD FOR US! A stress-free, comfortable, lavish trip will be ensured.

How to Tackle Issues of Parking at Airports

Fundamentally, parking is a matter of space.

Civil engineers work on various construction projects to facilitate the growing population. As the dependency of automobile dependency grows in cities of India, the demand for well-planned parking spaces has increased. In fact, the statistics show that the demand is sky-rocketed.

This article will talk about some problems and some potential solutions.

Ill-effects of Parking

The adverse effects include congestion, pollution, accidents and other socio-economical hazards.

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Aiming to reduce traffic, on street parking should be reduced to ensure more parking spaces, lessen traffic jams which may result in travellers missing their flights, and to eliminate complaints of cars getting scratched due to inadequate parking of a fellow parker.

Current on-street Parking systems adapted are: –

Angular Parking

Vehicles are parked at an angle. Either a 30 degree angle or a 45 degree angle is used.On-Street-Parking

Parallel Parking

Survey has revealed that parallel parking systems save more space than Angular parking. The vehicles are parked one behind the other.Parallel-Parking

Perpendicular Parking

Cars are parked at right angle to the road. However, there are more disadvantages than advantages.Perpendicular-Parking

Multi-level Parking

Off-street parking systems like multi-level parking are highly economical and advantageous in almost every aspect. It helps accommodate large volumes of vehicles and is more preferred than on-street parking.

Which type of airport parking is best for you?

Short term Parking

These are located near airport terminals. These are designed for those who come to drop or pick up passengers. They may be costly.

Daily Parking Lots

These are located near the airport and offer shuttle service. Daily parking lots are cheaper than short term parking yet more expensive than long term parking lots.

Long Term/ Satellite Parking Lots

They are located quite far from airport buildings. Rates are much lower than daily or long term parking. These are best for those who require guaranteed security for their cars for a week or more.

Off-Airport Parking

The affordability and incentive offered are what make off-airport parking services attractive. They offer shuttle service as well. Your luggage may be carried by the workers there so all you have to do is walk up to your boarding area after the usual checking process. Online reservation is quite an easy task.

Airport Parking Tips

  • Lock your car and keep the keys with you
  • Do not leave your valuables inside
  • Ask a parking lot cahier to call a supervisor if your car does not start when you leave for home.
  • Try to keep hang on your parking ticket. It can come in handy.
  • Tell less people as possible that you are leaving your car behind at the airport

Conclusion

One may as well leave their car behind at a friend’s or a family member’s care. It may seem as a cheaper way. However, airport parking services give you complete in dependency. Thus, these services should be considered.

As satisfaction rates are high, more plans for further off-site parking companies should be developed.