Anyone who has ever rushed to LaGuardia to catch a flight knows about parking lot roulette. Nothing can be more frustrating than missing a flight simply because you can’t find a parking space – especially after fighting all the traffic to get to the airport in the first place!
A Problem Only Getting Worse
With increasing demand at all New York airports, the record number of passengers means the availability of parking space simply can’t do the job. More than 117 million passengers flew through the metro New York airports in 2014, an increase of more than 3 percent over 2013. The projections for 2015 and beyond tell a similar story and there are virtually no additional parking areas available to absorb this increase.
Ironically, this continuing increase in traffic is resulting in calls for spending billions of dollars to upgrade the airports. This is especially the case at LaGuardia, where massive reconstruction plans are expected to be approved and work commence as early 2016. While these efforts may produce some new parking areas, they are years in the future. Also, analysts say the additional spaces won’t begin to accommodate the increased demand for traveler parking needs.
While JFK was constructed with some understanding of modern transportation needs and some significant parking facilities, LaGuardia was shoehorned into a small space in 1939. Originally named the Glenn H. Curtiss Airport, it was a private flying field. No one at the time could possibly have conceived of the incredible amount of air traffic that would eventually fly through this area.
In fact, the three primary airports in metro New York, including LaGuardia, JFK and Newark, make up the largest air hub in the United States, and accommodate the greatest number of flights in the world. Today, the amount of constant traffic makes the entire area around the LaGuardia complex an intimidating and dangerous traffic nightmare.
A Digital Solution for a Digital Age
The reality is that, as is so often the case in the free enterprise system, a seemingly insurmountable challenge produces an innovative and efficient solution. In this case, the solution encompasses not only the LaGuardia fiasco, but parking dilemmas throughout the metro area.
Parkwhiz is more than an app, it’s a lifesaver, a headache remedy and often the absolute hero of the day. Instead of arriving at a destination and playing parking lot roulette while the clock ticks away, Parkwhiz puts the odds back in favor of the driver.
No matter the destination, the Parkwhiz app can provide a guaranteed parking spot when and where one is needed. This amazing timesaver not only lets users plan their trips more efficiently, it takes the guesswork out of whether or not a space will even be available.
The free app is designed to be the definition of simplicity. Any user just tells the app where they are headed. Parkwhiz then instantly assesses all the parking options and indicates which are the closest available spots and the rates they command at the specified time and date.
Once selected, all the uncertainty is eliminated with one click by choosing the spot and getting a guaranteed spot. Incredibly, the user retains the option to cancel the reservation right up to the time it is scheduled, allowing maximum flexibility and convenience.
Parkwhiz is the full package, offering:
- Free, quick and easy installation
- Intuitive interface that includes maps and detailed directions
- Exclusive parking rates only available to mobile users
- Ideal locations for parking within walking distance to destinations
- A parking pass on the phone that allows quick and easy access to the parking space
- Full, one-touch customer service capabilities
Parkwhiz is the answer to parking nightmares and every driver will never do without it, once they give it a go. Try Parkwhiz today to find LaGuardia Airport Parking!