Why Parking at the Airport Beats Ride Sharing and Taxis

Nov 07, 2017Reading Time: 4 min

Your travel experience starts the minute you leave your home. That means every part of your trip should be relaxing and rewarding, down to your experience of getting to the airport.

Taking a taxi or rideshare to the airport might seem convenient, but those services can’t compete with the efficiency, comfort and privacy of driving your own car. In your own vehicle you’re in control, eliminating wait time and offering a comfortable journey that is all your own, from the temperature to the music playing.

Still, due to rising prices at onsite parking lots at airports around the country, driving your own car can be a luxury. Luckily, there are options: offsite lots like Park ‘N Fly. These lots aren’t just less expensive than pricey airport lots, but often they’re cheaper than ride sharing services or taxis, too! Save yourself the hassle of airport parking and the money from ride sharing with Park ‘N Fly lots.

For discerning travelers who want to get the most out of every part of their trip, here are just five reasons why driving your own vehicle to the airport will help you do just that:

1. Peace and quiet

Nobody likes unnecessary noise, so after a long day of traveling through the constant noise of crowded airports and cramped airplanes, the last thing most of us want is small talk, unfamiliar music or secondhand noise from a driver on a personal call. Getting into your own car provides the moment of peace travelers need to prepare for their trip or to unwind after a journey. Getting into an Uber or a cab, on the other hand, invites thirty minutes of conversation or playlist you don’t like.

2. Comfort

Having our environment, the way we like it is a luxury that provides comfort and familiarity. After the unknown adventures in a new city or country, placing your hands on the steering wheel of your own car—with the seat adjusted exactly the way you like it and the temperature dialed in perfectly—is an unbeatable feeling.

3. Cleanliness

While most ridesharing and taxi companies have basic cleanliness regulations, there are always factors out of our control. While your taxi or rideshare might smell of colognes, unpleasant air freshener, or the driver’s lunch, your own car offers the level of cleanliness and fresh air you are accustom to. Your car is the clean and fresh ride you want. And if it isn’t – fear not: select Park ‘N Fly locations such as LAX offer car washing services, so your car will be sparkling upon your return.

4. Freedom

So often, our after-airport duties include errands like picking up groceries, grabbing mail from the PO box, dropping off a suit at the dry cleaners or grabbing paperwork from the office – and in this, taxis and rideshares leave us in the lurch. Our own cars give us the freedom to what we need to do, when we need to do it, with no detours or delays. In a cab, it’s straight home, hoping we have the post-trip energy to make it out again, but in our own vehicles we can maximize our time efficiently, getting us home and relaxing as quickly as possible.

5. Safety

One thing rideshares and taxis have in common is that they’re all driven by strangers. When we get into those cabs or ride-shares, we can’t be sure drivers will speed, how tired they might be, the mood they’re in or, in the end, if we’re safe. So, while most passengers end up just fine, one way to avoid these risks is riding in our own vehicles. Using offsite lots like Park ‘N Fly guarantees we’ll know exactly who’s in control of our driving experience: and the answer, of course, is yourself.

All in all, Park ‘N Fly offers travelers an affordable way to get control, safety and comfort, just minutes away from the airport terminal. You’ll never be stressed or late again waiting for a taxi or rideshare. And upon your return – regardless of whether your trip was an exciting vacation or a challenging work assignment—stepping off the plane and getting behind the wheel of your very own car is an easy, reassuring antidote to the post-travel blues.