After staying up most of the night to pack (not so much procrastinating as an over-booked life) we awoke groggy-eyed with just a couple hours of sleep and the bags under our eyes to prove it. With bags under our eyes and arms, we did a final check around the house and peeled out.
Parking Options: Pittsburgh International Airport
There are a variety of options for cheap parking at Pittsburgh International Airport, and some not so cheap. Of course, if you live close enough, you might have a cherished friend or family member who is willing to provide the drop-off/pick-up! Unfortunately, we don't live close enough.
Still, there are options people! And these options apply to pretty much any major airport.
Here are 3 that I have used in varying circumstances:
Park Sleep Fly Airport Hotel & Parking Packages
Park 'N Fly Cheap Airport Parking
Parking Directly At The Airport
While the cost should have been over $110 for 2 weeks at this lot, if you reserve your space online, you can get great savings. In the end it cost me only $75 to park at the PIT Extended Stay Lot for 2 weeks! That's close to $5/day including taxes! An excellent bargain!
Here's a little video I found on the PIT website for your enjoyment!
Be A Conscious Consumer
In summary, as always, be a conscious consumer. Check into your options. Weigh the pros and cons. Decide what is best for you and your needs. Some people want and need the cheapest option. Some people need a place to sleep before their trip. Others want a covered parking situation for their vehicle and are willing to pay more for it. Some want to park on airport and at the closest spot possible, and will pay a premium for it. To each his own! Still, I figure the more I save on things like parking.. The more fun I can have on my next trip! ;)
What do you think? Where do you park when you travel, or do you get dropped off? Let us know what other ideas you have!