The answer is: you technically don’t have to, but you really should. Why cause undue stress on travel day by winging it when it comes to parking your vehicle? You can save yourself precious minutes by knowing exactly where you’ll park, having it already paid for ahead of time, and being able to map out your route to the terminal quickly.
No one likes to be stressed out going to the airport. According to Forbes, more people worry about simply getting to the airport on time (63 percent of travelers) than they fear problems with the flight itself, such as landing difficulties (35 percent). Three in five people stress about losing their passport or missing their flight altogether. And while 61 percent of travelers are concerned about losing their luggage, only 41 percent seem to be worried about losing a child!
You can do away with a lot of this stress simply be being prepared with DTW airport parking. Booking your spot early can cut your stress in half and save your worrying for other things – like NOT forgetting your child at the airport!
Let’s take a look at why you should never leave airport parking to the last minute.
You’re Guaranteed a Spot
This is the most obvious benefit to booking early. While airports are typically huge places with plenty of parking options, many of them have limited parking spaces during peak times. Don’t leave that up to chance. Those long-term lots get filled up quickly with business travelers going away on long business trips, and the short-term lots get filled quickly with couples, singles, and families going on a week’s vacation.
You Get Better Prices
Booking your parking space in advance means you get more of a bargain on the price you pay. Parking lot valets want you to book beforehand so they can better plan their days and staffing requirements. You’re doing them a favor by booking well ahead of time. Plus, it’s advantageous to you as well because you can save a few bucks. If you wait till the last minute, you will pay the premium price, even for a space that seems like it’s miles from the terminals.
Why stretch your budget when you can cut out these unnecessary expenses from the start? Use that extra money on your vacation instead.
You Can Compare Different Service Providers
It’s one thing to simply snag a parking space; it’s a whole other thing to secure a good quality parking space. Unfortunately, last-minute bookings don’t give you enough time to compare rates and service providers. Getting the best deals on rates and space quality requires you to start your homework well before your trip. Take some time to compare the various parking space providers and valets. Check reviews, research their website, and see if they have the options you’re looking for. Don’t scramble at the last minute and just book the first provider you see.
You Get Security For Your Vehicle
Security is very important, so don’t settle for just any old space. Look for a provider that offers 24/7 security, surveillance and CCTV coverage. You will get peace of mind knowing your vehicle will be well protected when you’re gone, and you won’t come back to a vandalized or missing car. If you can, visit the premises beforehand to check out their parking lots and the security options they have available. You can’t put a price on peace of mind.
Quicker Trip to the Plane
In all the stress of traveling, it’s easy to discount just how long it will take to get from your car to the airport terminal. Make sure you get there in plenty of time by squaring away your parking beforehand. Waiting till the last minute could put you in the furthest lot, requiring you to walk a long distance to your terminal. Even if there are shuttles, you’re the last stop and will have to wait at every stop along the way to get to your destination.
Make sure your provider has valet services so you don’t have to worry about this extra hassle. When you book with Valet Connections, our shuttles come along every five or 10 minutes so you can just hop on and off.
Some More Tips For Ensuring Efficient Travel
Here are some reminders of how you can ensure more efficient travel, whether you’re headed to Europe, a tropical locale, or a busy city on business.
1. Book Your Space Early
Parking options at any airport tend to book up quickly, particularly during peak travel times. Many parking lots and garages will increase their prices as they fill up, following the simple concept of supply and demand. Save up to 40 percent when you book your parking a few weeks or a month in advance, plus get the best deals, discounts and spots.
2. Use Technology (Think: Apps)
Save time by taking advantage of technology. For instance, Valet Connections DTW Parking has an app that gives you immediate access to the information you need about parking at Detroit Metro Airport. View availability, get contact info to schedule service, view your reservation history and find a shuttle on the map. Each time you book with us, you earn points to use toward a future reservation.
3. Choose the Extras
If you’re traveling a lot for business, chances are great that you are a very busy person. You don’t have time to baby your car with a car wash, or even perform general maintenance such as oil changes. It’s worth the extra money to pay a valet parking company to wash and detail your car so it looks like new when you pick it up. This can all be done while you’re away.
Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking
The best way to ensure stress-free DTW airport parking is to hire Valet Connections. Book with us early and you won’t have to hassle about any of the things mentioned above. Contact us at (734) 992-4946 to reserve your quality, secure spot now.