Don’t just fly right, park right

Private, off-airport lots sometimes offer extras which can make them more convenient and a better deal than airport parking.

They compete on price, to be sure, but they also compete on service (such as luggage assistance and direct car-to-terminal service) and extras.

Some lots offer oil change, carwashes, detailing, newspapers, bottled water, and frequent flyer miles. One lot in Atlanta even offers pet boarding.

Private lots also tend to adjust their prices to fill up spaces during less busy periods, offering coupons and online discounts.

Traveling during peak holidays? Consider making a reservation — something unknown at public airport lots.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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