Last Updated on November 24, 2021
If you’re traveling during the holiday season, you’re sure to have lots on your mind. You need to get tickets, pack, take gifts with you, and all number of other things. In which case, it can be easy to overlook how important planning airport parking is.
So, here are four parking problems you can avoid at airports during the upcoming holidays.
Being Unable to Find a Parking Space
Getting a parking space at an airport can be difficult during the hectic holiday season.
At the very least, if you don’t book ahead, you’ll be circling the car park for a while trying to find a spot.
In turn, that could potentially mean you’re late for checking in for your flight. No one wants to risk missing a flight, especially during the holiday season when everyone is rushing off to see their loved ones or going on magical wintertime breaks. So, to avoid this common airport parking problem, make sure you book a parking space early on.
Another way of avoiding the problem is to avoid airport parking facilities altogether. Instead, opt for an offsite solution.
In fact, offsite airport parking has many benefits. For instance, at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the parking lot is close by, secure, and affordable, with indoor, outdoor, and gated options. And booking online for FLL parking only takes two minutes.
Whether you go with an offsite airport parking service or you park at the airport’s car park, make sure you book early to avoid the problem of finding a space and potentially missing your flight.
A Lack of Security
Some airport car parks have excellent security, but not all do. If you’re going away for a week or two, or even just for the weekend, you’ll want to have peace of mind by knowing your car is parked in a safe area.
Generally, reputable offsite airport parking facilities provide better security. As mentioned above, you can choose a gated off site car park to maximize your car’s protection. Many offsite airport car parks also offer valet services and additional services.
But if you do decide to park at the airport, be sure to park in clear view of CCTV and in an area that is well-lit to avoid thieves targeting your vehicle.
Leaving Your Car in Cold Weather
You should always perform checks on your vehicle before you leave it for any long period of time to ensure it functions fine upon your return. But doing checks becomes even more vital during the cold months of the holiday season. The last thing you want is to return from a wonderful trip to find your car has a problem.
You can avoid general problems from cold weather by parking in an indoor facility, or at the least, undercover.
But you should also check your tire pressure, apply silicone-based furniture polish to rubber door seals to stop them from freezing, and ensure your car’s windscreen wipers are left in the off position so that they do not freeze to the windscreen.
By not taking such precautions, you could run into problems.
Forgetting to Maintain the Holiday Season Spirit
Lastly, even though it is the season to be jolly and have goodwill to all, tempers rise high in the run-up to Christmas.
That means, unfortunately, there are more angry drivers out there. And when drivers are competing for parking spaces, that anger can get out of control.
Of course, you can avoid confrontations with other drivers over who has the right to a parking space by simply booking a space in advance. But you also need to remember to maintain the holiday season spirit! If you find yourself in a situation of confrontation, avoid it. Simple!