Man Sitting On Bench Lost At Airport

How to Avoid Getting Lost at the Airport

If you’ve ever found yourself at the airport about to take a flight, you know how confusing the whole area can be. You may get heart palpitations just taking the exit to get to the airport. Will you be able to find parking quickly? What if there are no spots left? What if I take the wrong turn and end up at the wrong terminal? Will my car even be safe here all week? How will I get from my car to the check-in area?

These are all common questions that run through our minds as we approach the Detroit Metro Airport, or any other airport in the country for that matter. Airports are confusing. Why is that? Well, even the best designs and layouts have been challenged by the sheer number of passengers that far exceeded predictions long ago, or they could be challenged more recently due to changing security protocols.

Now airports have to compensate for poor design by putting up a million signs on the terminals, and painting the roadways with arrows and directions. The sensory overload that comes with a visit to the airport can be crippling for many. So how can you avoid confusion and the prospect of getting lost at the airport?

Fortunately, DTW valet airport parking makes the whole process more convenient when you’re traveling.

Have a Plan

Before you even leave for the airport, come up with a plan. Plan out your route, set an alarm, and get everything packed in the car well ahead of time. Leave early to give yourself a buffer in case traffic throws a wrench in your plans. Bring up the layout of the airport on your phone so you can see exactly where you need to go, which exits you need to take and where you will be navigating once in the airport complex.

You don’t have to memorize the entire airport layout, but it can be helpful knowing whether you have to hook a left or right after moving through security. Know where the food kiosks are in case you need to grab a last-minute snack for yourself or your kids to avoid meltdowns.

Book Parking Ahead of Time

This is the easiest way to ensure you aren’t crunched for time or get lost in the lot. Booking your parking ahead of time means you reserve your spot, pull up and let the valets at Valet Connection do the rest. Then, hop on a shuttle that comes around every five to 10 minutes and arrive at your terminal in no time. Use this brief reprieve on the shuttle to gather your thoughts and necessary documents and enjoy a moment of peace – not stressing out about getting lost because we will drop you off at the exact right place.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Never have a confusing airport experience again! Book Valet Connections DTW Parking when you call us at (734) 992-4946, or sign up for our new app that allows you to control everything from one place.