airports Posts

Check out the New!

Have you noticed things are looking a little different around here? That’s because we’ve got a brand new look!

We’ve also added a bunch of features that make it easier then ever to find and reserve the perfect parking space for your next trip, including:

*      Clear, simple checkout and receipt

*      Beautiful smartphone and tablet display

*      More parking lot information, and new ways to sort your options

And now is the perfect time to take it for a spin, because Thanksgiving parking reservations are going fast – grab yours today!

10 Fun Facts about US Airports

This week, we’re happy to feature a guest post from our friends at Cheapflights.

Chances are that you will end up flying at some point in your life. Spending time in the airport terminals can sometimes seem interminable. Here are some interesting facts about United States airports that may surprise you – and make your next trip a little more fun!

Here Are Some Fun Facts About Airports You Never Hear About

Here are some things that airports will never tell you, as reported in Smart last week.  One of them is what ever happened to the Clear Pass program? It’s gone.  Though the company set up programs for frequent flyers to bypass regular security and go through the faster Clear lanes, in June, the program fell apart when the company went out of business. But the TSA doesn’t plan on bringing back anything as convenient as this any time soon.

Another secret? It’s far more expensive to rent a car in an airport terminal than if you left the airport and went to a stand-alone facility. That’s because of the high rents and other fees airports extract from people like Avis and Hertz.

It might not be a secret, but most airports are damn hard to get to without a car. Just eight of the top 20 US airports are served by trains that end within walking distance of terminals. Instead of ramping up public transport, most airports spend more money building profitable parking lots instead.

Another thing you might NOT want to know is that there is wildlife all around airports, and the thing you should be the most afraid of are Canadian geese. At JFK, they actually killed thousands of these pesky birds, since there was no other  practical way to get them out of the path of planes.

Another thing airports don’t want you to know about is that you can find much, much cheaper parking if you visit before you fly and book an off-airport lot for about 30% less than on-airport parking!

Real and Funny Airport Names from Around the World

It’s time for funny airport names…real names for real airports that cracked us up. Here are few of the best:

* Batman airport, in Turkey
*Useless Loop Airport, Australia.
*Black Tickle Airport, Canada
*Mafia Airport, Tanzania
*Moron Airport, Mongolia
*Ogle Airport, Guyana
*Brest Airport, France
*Eek Airport, USA
*Pickle Lake Airport, Canada
*Raspberry Strait Airport USA.

Here are some more that may actually offend some people.

* Old Crow Airport, Canada
*Fukui Airport, Japan
*Dang Airport, Nepal
*Phi Phi Island Airport Thailand.

Here are some that just sound strange, in English at least.

*Gorom-Gorom Airport Burkina Faso
*Wee Waa Airport, Australia
*Woodie Woodie Airport, Australia.
*Wuhu Airport, China
*Puka Puka Airport, Cook Islands

Here are some that might frighten you from landing:

*Dead Horse Airport, USA
*Mysore Airport, India
*Broken Hill Airport, Australia
*Deception Airport, canada