a guaranteed parking spot inside that area. It’s an
alternative to a reserved parking spot for the road
warrior who might otherwise be a primary client
for a reserved parking company.”
to a colleague who can take advantage of reserved
parking while he/she is on vacation.
launch a guaranteed reservations system as well.
“We want to make it easier for the customer,” she
said. “We want to give customers the ability and
the flexibility of reserved parking, and we want
them to be able to take the parking worries out
of the equation when they’re traveling. They can
do it ahead of time from their home or office and
know for a fact where their space will be when
they head to the airport.”
The system will launch this summer, Rambo
said. At Airport Magazine presstime, Rambo had
spent about six months working on the software
development part of the process, ensuring that it
would work for her specific needs.
in valet for the same rate, and with a big apology.
If that happens, we’re going to upgrade the
customer rather than just turn him loose.”
Decker’s setup offers another perk for businesses:
once they pay the monthly fee to belong, they can
trade the AVI tag among employees because it’s
not tied to a specific person. So one employee
might use it for a business trip and then pass it on
The other part of the reserved parking equation
is variable pricing, which also is being embraced
by cities and towns using smart parking meters.
The concept is simple: parking rates go up during
peak times, and down again when things aren’t so
busy. Because some customers will find alternative