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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2126 times:

It has been a while since I paid for short term parking, but SFO just charged me $2 per 20 minute stay. On average, I assume people stay 1-1/12 hrs at an airport to pick up/ drop off passengers.

Can anyone share their experience in how much they pay to park at their local airport. If it is over $2 per a 20 minute stay, I will feel better.   


John@SFO
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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2896 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2121 times:

Here's the parking fees for JFK:

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-parking.html



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2119 times:

When I lived in MSP, it was $3 for the first hour, an extra $2 for the second hour, and then $1/hour from there I believe. That's if you used a credit card though - if you used a ticket, it was an extra $2 charge.

There is a 5-10 minute free grace period though. I chaffeured one of my friends from the crew parking lot to the terminal the other day (I had some stuff for her so I told her I'd just pick her up and let her avoid the crew bus) and when she realized she left her laptop in her car, I was not charged a fee since I was in the parking lot for something like 5 minutes.


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2102 times:

It used to be that at SMF short term parking was free for the first 30 min, $1 for the next 30 min, then $2 per hour after that. It was nice because if you timed your arrival right you could meet your friend/family in the lobby, collect their bags, and leave without having to pay for parking.

However when I picked up my parents at Christmas time last year I discovered this was no longer the case, as I got charged $2 for less than 30 minutes. The fees are now $2 per half hour. I assume the increase was to help pay for the new terminal they're building. There is, however, a new free waiting area where you can park and wait until the person you're picking up is ready to be picked up at the curb.


User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

YYJ charges $2/hour (you get the $2 back if you spend a certain amount at the restaurant/Tim Hortons).
YYC was free for the first hour (but don't remember what it was after that).
I think YHZ charges $4/hour, but I'm not sure on that one....



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User currently onlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

AMS charges you €2 (approx. $2,89) per 30 minutes. However, in downtown Amsterdam it's even more, they charge you a whopping €5 (approx. $7,22) per hour in the most expensive zone.


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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Here in Perth it is free for the first 10 minutes. AUD$4 for upto 30 minutes, AUD$5.40 for upto 1 hour, AUD$9 for upto 2 hours, and then it is AUD$1 per hour thereafter upto 8 hours. If you pass 8 hours you are charged a daily rate of AUD$36.

At the Domestic Terminal they also have a FastTrack parking, which is the closest parking to the terminal and it is covered, and it costs AUD$46 per day.

Remember though, as the Australian Dollar has passed the US Dollar, parking has become more expensive then ever (if you compare the cost in US Dollars).

So overall, quite expensive, but then again everything is expensive here. A taxi home (and I don't live particularly far from the airport) costs about AUD$60.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25786 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

At LAX Effective March 1st.

Central Terminal areas lots:

$3.00 for the first hour or fraction thereof
$2.00 each 30 minutes or fraction thereof after the first hour
$30 maximum for each 24 hours

For the remote lots:

$4 for the first hour or fraction thereof
$4 for each additional hour or fraction thereof
$12 maximum for each 24 hours

If you are and employee you can get discounted and even free parking depending on your specific situation and position.



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User currently offlineAirCanada787 From Canada, joined Nov 2010, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Quoting RJLover (Reply 4):
I think YHZ charges $4/hour, but I'm not sure on that one....

You are correct. At YHZ when you enter the parkade for hourly parking you get charged $2 for each 30 minutes for the first 2 hours (so yes $4/hour). Beyond the first 2 hours it is $4 per hour. The exterior parking lot charges the same rates. I like that they at first change in 30 minute blocks because that means if you are able to get out quickly you don't have to pay for a full hour.

At YQM they change $1.50 for 30 minutes so $3.00/hour. If you only spend 15 minutes in the parking area however its free of charge.

[Edited 2011-04-15 21:56:01]


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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Quoting AirCanada787 (Reply 8):
You are correct. At YHZ when you enter the parkade for hourly parking you get charged $2 for each 30 minutes for the first 2 hours (so yes $4/hour). Beyond the first 2 hours it is $4 per hour. The exterior parking lot charges the same rates. I like that they at first change in 30 minute blocks because that means if you are able to get out quickly you don't have to pay for a full hour.

Thank you. I always take the left turn, just before the sign, to go to the Jazz parking lot so I haven't got a good look at it.

Quoting AirCanada787 (Reply 8):
At YQM they change $1.50 for 30 minutes so $3.00/hour. If you only spend 15 minutes in the parking area however its free of charge.

I don't suppose you'd happen to know how much the charge per day? I'd like to fly the 9L EWR-YQM flight, but it gets in to late for any connections back to YHZ...



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Quoting legacyins (Thread starter):
It has been a while since I paid for short term parking, but SFO just charged me $2 per 20 minute stay. On average, I assume people stay 1-1/12 hrs at an airport to pick up/ drop off passengers.

Can anyone share their experience in how much they pay to park at their local airport. If it is over $2 per a 20 minute stay, I will feel better.   

Does SFO have a cell phone lot? Many airports now have that amenity. In RNO the people picking me up just hang out at the cell phone lot until I call them while approaching the door. On drop off no one sticks around after I leave the car. Thus the charges are $0.00 each time. If someone does want to park, the first few minutes (maybe 15) are free, and a dollar or 2 for about 30 minutes. After that it adds up fast.

Another advantage of being a small town is that I can call my office when I touch down and someone can be at the airport (maybe 3-4 miles away) in 6 or 7 minutes if they are ready to go. No chance to charge at all.

I am interested in why it takes 60-90 minutes to pick up or drop off. It seems to me that unless you are dropping an unaccompanied minor you can eject them and leave instantly. If they are nimble maybe even without stopping! On pick-up, if you use something like flightaware.com you can know exactly when they will touch down and just hang out somewhere else until then. Maybe the local Starbucks has free parking and wi-fi. Then the only variable is baggage claim. Cell phones are now available to allow communication with the passenger. According to Google maps you can get from Max's on Old Bayshore Hwy to SFO in 11 minutes. Just enjoy a snack while waiting.


User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 10):
Does SFO have a cell phone lot?

Yes, they have a cell lot located out near the UA MOC. Probably a five minute ride to the domestic Terminal. I was kind of stuck becuase my wife had ticketing issues and I had to guide her through a process.



John@SFO
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25786 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Don't you work at SFO? Could you not simply park at the employee lot and take shuttle to/from the terminal?


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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
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At TPA, first hour is free and $2 per 20 minute increment thereafter.


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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 12):
Don't you work at SFO? Could you not simply park at the employee lot and take shuttle to/from the terminal?

I do and I actually park at the International terminal but I was at domestic and running very late. You would know what I mean if your wife was giving you a dirty look becuase you were slow to get out of bed in the morning.   



John@SFO
User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
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JNB has 3 levels of parking. The multi-storey parkade opposite the terminal costs R15 for the first hour then it is a funny sliding scale up to R140 for a 24 hour period.

The long term parking is R40 a day and there is a shuttle bus service to the terminal.

The pick up and drop off costs R30 per hour.

roughly R7 per USD.



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1944 times:

Boise Airport short-term parking is $0.75 every 30 minutes. A relative bargain.

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