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Re: Your airport & parking

Goforwand1
Active Member

@jksobonya Well, $44/day is for short term parking. That's not really a part of the discussion since I would never use short term parking - and who would park 24 hours or more in short term?! 

 

I guess it's how you define "short term"

 

When I lived in Pittsburgh, I and hundreds of people used short term parking: https://flypittsburgh.com/pittsburgh-international-airport/parking/parking-options/

 

The parking at BNA adjacent to the terminal would probably be considered "short term" but isn't described in that way...

 

 

 

 

Re: Your airport & parking

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Many airport just use the labels long term and short term (in hours) labels. Everything else is more than short term but less than long term.

Re: Your airport & parking

jksobonya
Rising Star

@dfwskier wrote:

Many airport just use the labels long term and short term (in hours) labels. Everything else is more than short term but less than long term.


What do you mean by "everything else"? Is there a parking option in between short term and long term at other airports? All we have in PHL is short term (ground level parking), long term (upper level parking garages) and an economy lot which is a flat rate/day. 

 

I guess technically we also have a "cell phone lot" (I don't know why it's called that - maybe an outdated term when cell phones were still new) where you can "wait" for free up to 30 minutes before picking someone up directly at baggage claim: https://www.phl.org/to-and-from/meeting-passengers/cellphone-lot 

 

--Jessica

Re: Your airport & parking

dfwskier
Top Contributor

The distinction I am making is between parking that is intended to be used for hours, those of "long" (LT parking) stays, and everything between the two.

 

Short term is normally located in areas with very easy access to terminals.

Re: Your airport & parking

jksobonya
Rising Star

Just found out that PHL is never going to reopen the economy lot. They are going to use the space for "expanded cargo services." 

 

https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-international-airport-economy-parking-lot-closed-than... 

 

This is a horrible move and it's going to come back and bite them. The economy lot has 7,000 spaces and there were times in the past when it was completely full. What are passengers supposed to do now? JuSt taKe An UbEr is not something just anyone can do (one way averages $60 for me) and jUsT tAkE SePtA (aka the train) isn't reliable either because the trains don't run 24/7. They are recommending arriving to the airport "3 hours in advance" Thanksgiving week to try to get a parking spot in the long term parking garages. Absurd.

 

Something is going to give. 

 

--Jessica

Re: Your airport & parking

jksobonya
Rising Star

@Goforwand1 wrote:

@jksobonya Well, $44/day is for short term parking. That's not really a part of the discussion since I would never use short term parking - and who would park 24 hours or more in short term?! 

 

I guess it's how you define "short term"

 

When I lived in Pittsburgh, I and hundreds of people used short term parking: https://flypittsburgh.com/pittsburgh-international-airport/parking/parking-options/

 

The parking at BNA adjacent to the terminal would probably be considered "short term" but isn't described in that way...


Short term is if you aren't going to be at the airport for an extended period of time - it's primarily used if you are picking up or dropping off passengers. So - it's not a place I would ever park when I am going on a trip. I am pretty sure 24 hours is the max you can stay in short term. At least in PHL, there are specific areas designated for short term parking: the ground level of each parking garage. If you go to the upper levels, it's considered long term, and there are different entrances for the ground level and upper levels so you get a parking ticket that reflects where you are, so they charge you accordingly.

 

https://phl.org/parking/garages 

 

--Jessica