As enjoyable as it is to travel, the one anxiety that seems to linger is how to get to the airport and back. Arriving at the airport for those 7 am flights or figuring out how to get back after a flight delay can be quite stressful. If you travel frequently, it may be uncomfortable asking for rides from family members or friends.
Dee Cohen, a frequent flyer, set up www.offairportparking.org to list places to park near airports around the US as well as transportation services such as shuttles or public transportation.
Cohen said, "Asking friends for rides isn't always easy and I learned about shared ride services as well as off-site parking lots from my travels". She has studied and researched both parking lots nearby many cities in the US as well as locations that have shared rides, shuttles, bus transportation and trains. She advises people to see how much luggage they have as well as whether their schedule is flexible to allow the extra time for less expensive transportation options.
The website has articles on Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Boston Logan, Chicago and other major cities outlining nearby parking areas as well as shared shuttles that may have a few people in the van.
Often the early morning flights are least expensive, so figuring out the airport transportation via www.offairportparking.org can make it easier to take them both to save money and to have the full day ahead of you when you arrive. Now that some airlines charge for the luggage at baggage claim, people are looking at ways to cut costs for parking at the airport.