Airport Parking News – Thursday Sep 3, 2015

Every Tuesday and Thursday we give you a round up of news that matters for Airport Parking operators and patrons.

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Here is your InstaParking Airport Parking News for September 3rd.

Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership – Sep 1, 2015

Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying.

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The companies said Tuesday that Hilton guests will be able to set up automatic notifications to request Uber rides to and from the chain’s hotels worldwide. Members of the company’s HHonors program also will be to use a digital guide of restaurants and nightlife spots most frequented by Uber riders. Read More>>


Colorado Springs Airport bringing back free parking promotion – Sep 1, 2015

The Colorado Springs Airport will again offer free parking during November and December, airport director Dan Gallagher announced Tuesday.

“This is a promotion and not an experiment this year. The airlines increased their load factor (percentage of seats filled) by between 7 and 18 percent last year when we did this, so they have added another 13 percent in (seat) capacity this year,” Gallagher said. Read More>>

Park ‘N Fly Encourages Travelers to Book Parking for Labor Day

ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Park ‘N Fly announces that the company is experiencing record volume in Labor Day reservations and expects overcrowding at airport parking facilities throughout the upcoming holiday weekend.  Park ‘N Fly encourages travelers to book now so as to ensure a smooth beginning to vacation plans. Read More>>

You should get paid to park your car at the airport – Sep 1, 2015

FlightCar leverages idle vehicles in the long-term lots, and it’s a lifeline for frequent flyers.

It’s funny how we fall into bad patterns. Consider this scenario. You’re going on a weeklong business trip, so you drive to the airport, leave your car in long-term parking, and come back to find it waiting patiently but with $100 due to the cashier. It seems normal, but in actual fact you’ve paid a lot of money for an expensive asset to do nothing at all.

Alternatively, you get a ride in a cramped van, and pay a premium both ways. Not fun, is it?

FlightCar, inspired by AirBNB, is trying to change the equation with a peer-to-peer solution from the sharing economy. In this case, you drive to the airport as normal, but instead of heading for the parking lot you go to an off-site lot operated by FlightCar (now at 17 airports in the U.S., and probably 25 by the end of the year). Read More>>

Keep it free, petition asks of Fairfield Transportation Center parking

FAIRFIELD — Lawrence Tougas, who’s been commuting for almost a quarter-century to the San Francisco International Airport, was a fan of the Fairfield Transportation Center and its secure, covered parking that meant an end to regular break-ins of vehicles before the center opened in 2003. Read More>>

National Parking Association Announces 2015 Innovation Award Winners – Sep 2, 2015

Facilities, companies and individuals recognized for excellence and best practices in parking
The National Parking Association (NPA) announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards during today’s Innovation Awards Luncheon at NPA’s 64th Annual Convention & Expo being held this week in Miami, Fla.

“Each NPA Innovation Award winner represents excellence, best practices and innovation in the parking industry,” said NPA president Christine Banning, CAE. “The winners demonstrate professionalism and parking best practices while using leadership and state-of-the-art technology to improve safety, sustainability and bottom line results.” Read More>>

IAH airport parking rates revised as Greenbee Parking ties up with a new business partner

Greenbee Parking, a popular airport parking service, has partnered with Wingate by Wyndham in Houston. This new partnership will allow them to offer even cheaper IAH airport parking rates for all customers using the busy Houston (IAH) airport.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 03, 2015 — Greenbee Parking, a young and upcoming airport parking service, has just announced that Wingate by Wyndham will be their new business partner in Houston. Now all those who frequently use the busy Houston (IAH) airport can expect a major reduction in their parking costs. The partnership will allow Greenbee customers to use the secure parking lot at the hotel without having to book a room there. Read More>>

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