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Become a storyteller: Parking Today the Airport Issue – ParkNews.biz March 29th – April 4th, 2022

April 04, 2022



Become a storyteller: Parking Today the Airport Issue – ParkNews.biz March 29th – April 4th, 2022





“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta



Have you travelled yet since the lockdowns eased up? The trip you had to cancel be it to Paris, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Marrakesh or one of the US beautiful locations, is it “lets go” now? It seems for most people it is. Hence, it is the double demand. The natural yearly cabin fever of needing to get away. Or go take your children for spring break. Or let them go on their own. And then, the previously postponed trips back on schedule. Especially leisure trips.

I flew a lot during the lockdowns. As I had to make a trip from LA, CA to Fort Myers, FL on regular basis, pandemic or not, to assist my parents. The airports during that time were depressing. But now, it seems the joy of travel, the anticipation of seeing new places and new faces, is visible. The airports are packed. The shops are open. The restaurants are filled with people.

On my flight just a few days ago, the captain of the plane apologized that we still have to wear masks. He added, “I trust that we can see your faces in all their expressions soon.”

Some airlines already have abandoned the need for masks. Such as SAS within Sweden. “Virgin Atlantic changed its mask policy on March 16, allowing customers to choose if they wear a face covering, including on flights to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Masks must still be worn on the airline’s flights to or from the U.S. as well as for passengers 12 and older on flights to and from Delhi, Islamabad, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.”

Read further about other airlines here: April 4, 2022 – These Airlines No Longer Require Masks on Flights

Besides masks, if we have to wear them or not, and packed airports, the key to the air travel is parking or transportation, to and from the airport. It is how we get to the airport and leave it upon landing, that can make the trip enjoyable or a nightmare.

For me, with uber costing at least double or even triple to the pre pandemic prices, parking at the airport or the airport adjacent garages, is the solution. I believe I am not the only one making this choice, since from the people I spoke to, many decided to drive and park vs taking a tnc.

Thus, here we arrive at our June 2022 Parking Today Airport Issue: It is all about the first and last impressions with the parking experience we provide as a parking industry.

If you have an inspiring or descriptive story about airport parking from you perspective, and would like to submit an article for this issue of PT, please send it to me at astrid@parkingtoday.com.

The deadline is April 20th. However, to assure that we can fit in your article, I need a commitment asap. Please write to me and we schedule a call to discuss further.

Additionally, this issue is a once a year opportunity to showcase your technology and your products that make air travel uneventful. Therefore, please contact Brian Bullen at brian@parkingtoday.com to create the highest visibility for the solutions you provide.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your interest and collaboration.

Wishing for all of us, the friendliest skies during this spring break time and on the way to PIE 2022 in Reno, NV.

Have a blessed new week.


Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

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