Is Leaving Your Car at the Airport a Good Idea?

    Air travel is one of those things that people just want to get out of the way.

    The stress of getting to the airport, checking in, making sure you’ve got all your documents and getting a transfer to your final destination is a draining affair.

    Streamlining your journey to make it as stress-free as possible is the key to actually enjoying your flight…rather than using your time in the sky to try and bring your blood pressure down to a reasonable level!

    Here are four reasons why we think leaving your car at the airport can help to make your journey less stressful and more enjoyable.

    1) You’re Responsible for Yourself

    Whether you get the bus, train, a taxi or hitch a lift off a relative, you’re relying on someone else.

    It’s no secret that public transport can be a little unreliable when you need it most. And whilst it’s usually just a minor inconvenience, if your bus or train doesn’t turn up you risk missing check-in.

    Airlines are very reluctant to refund missed flights and you’re often left with the choice of paying for a seat on another or staying at home.

    With airport parking you’re in control of exactly when you leave your house, giving you more peace of mind.

    After all, there’s nothing worse than waiting for a taxi driver who never turns up.

    2) You Can Go Back Home If You Forget Something

    Why is it that when you’re going somewhere important, you always leave something behind?

    From phones and wallets to boarding cards and passports, it seems that the most important things can slip through the net during the pre-plane panic.

    If you only realise after you’ve caught your bus or train, it’s often too late to go all the way back. Similarly, with taxis you can expect your fare to hike up drastically for the U-turn the driver will take to get you back home.

    Driving to the airport and taking advantage of the parking facilities means that you can easily drive back home if you’ve forgotten something and won’t incur extra charges.

    And best of all, you’re more likely to make your flight!

    3) Vehicular Peace of Mind

    It’s important that you feel your prized possessions are safe while you’re away. By parking your car at a secure airport car park, you can tick off one of the most important items on your list.

    Thieves and burglars can often tell when your car hasn’t been used for some time, and even leaving your car on the drive puts it at risk.

    To ensure you don’t have to worry about your car whilst you’re away from home, it’s definitely worth popping it in the safe hands of an airport car park.

    4) Convenience and Ease

    You’re going to be spending a good few hours squashed on a plane with dozens of people. You don’t need your journey to the airport to be comprised of the same thing!

    That’s why getting the bus or the train can seem a chore when it comes to air travel more than any other time.

    Add to that the amount of bags and suitcases you and your fellow travellers will be bringing, and it suddenly doesn’t seem so appealing.

    And that’s before we’ve even got to the return journey, where you’ll have to do more waiting at a bus stop, train station or taxi rank.

    When it comes to convenience, driving yourself to the airport just can’t be beaten!

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    1. I love that you talked about how you’re going to be spending a lot of time in a plane full of people and you don’t need to have your journey to the airport in the same way. I’ve been thinking of going on vacation to Disney Land. Maybe I’ll drive myself to the airport so I can have a nice and relaxing trip to the airport.

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