It’s that time of the year, a bunch of friends heading off for a trip, a family going on holidays, or a businessman making a trip for work. Depending on where you live getting a taxi to the airport might be inconvenient, or just too expensive, but, there is another solution.
Imagine being able to drive your own car to the airport, parking it, taking a few minutes to check in, then hopping aboard a shuttle bus that takes you all the way to the domestic or international terminal. Oh, yes, AND you get to leave your car at the airport, so it’s there when you return home, not only is your car at the airport, you know it is safely locked away in a secured area that is also under surveillance 24/7.
It sounds like a dream doesn’t it, well, it’s not! You can actually park your car at the airport – securely and avoid all the other frustrations.
That’s right, you don’t have to worry about booking a taxi to pick you up from your home, which may end up costing a fortune depending on where you live. You also don’t have to deal with trying to get a taxi at the airport when you arrive back tired, exhausted after a long flight and just wanting to get home to your bed or to see your family again quickly. You just go back to your car – it’s right where you left it and head home.
Of course, you can take the option of parking your car in the street somewhere around the airport and then walk….. not helpful if you have a lot of luggage or small children. When you return to the airport, you’re faced with that long walk back to the car, if you remember exactly where it was you parked it. You then may have to deal with the fact it has been damaged, broken into or even stolen – none of this is good to come back to.
Or you can opt to catch public transport to the airport; this could involve a bus or a train or both. Remember if you want to get to the airport during peak times, you may find you can’t even get on that bus or train, and you are *stranded* having to wait for the next bus or train to come along. You may also be left with struggling to get your luggage on and off the train or bus, and finding a place to sit with luggage could be difficult too.
If you are flying during school holidays, Christmas or other busy times/seasons you are excited to be going away, you don’t want to arrive at the airport only to find all the parking areas are full, with a flight leaving in a few hours, you do not need to deal with the problems involved in finding another spot to park, or driving around aimlessly waiting and hoping for someone to leave. If you book your park and fly spot online, you are guaranteed when you arrive and want to park your car; there will be a spot there waiting for you. Avoid those frustrations and book online; it’s simple and fast!
You don’t have to put up with any of this, drive to the airport in your car, with your friends, family or luggage, park your car, check in, shuttle to your terminal and you are done, ready to head away on that holiday or business trip.
There are a few things to consider when using park and fly options –
- If you have two cars, don’t bring the old car to the airport, if the car has a weak battery, you may find it flat by the time you return, and no one wants to deal with a flat battery after getting off a plane. The last thing you want to deal with after customs and a shuttle to your car is an hour long wait for road assistance to arrive.
- If you have one of those cheap and dodgy car alarms that can be set off if someone bumps your car, that alarm could continue beeping and beeping till either the battery dies or someone from the parking area tries to disconnect it. Remember you are parking in a very secure location, switch your alarm off.
Always bring another set of car and house keys, it can be (and is) so easy to lose a set of keys while on holidays, this way when you do arrive back you can not only drive home, you can get into your house!