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Airport Short Term Parking

Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:14 pm

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.   
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:40 pm

Here's the parking fees for JFK:

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-parking.html
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:05 pm

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:25 am

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:03 am

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.

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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:56 am

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:55 am

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.

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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:02 am

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:46 pm

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:26 pm

At TPA, first hour is free and $2 per 20 minute increment thereafter.
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:56 am

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.   
 
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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:01 pm

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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RE: Airport Short Term Parking

Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:31 pm

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

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