The decision to drive or not is often determined by the heavy traffic one might be faced with due to the large numbers of other people traveling at the same time from the same location. Often there are constraints involved that might affect the outcome. Once the driver gets to the airport, the next question is where to park the car, especially if the trip is of a long duration.
Sometimes the traveller may reason that since he will be gone for such a length of time, it might not be worth it to have the car just sitting in the airport parking structure. And the traveller might wonder if the vehicle is really going to be kept safe. They think about how much the parking fee might be and whether the safety factor outweighs the cost.
Parking structures are designed to provide maximum security for the driver's vehicle. Staff is provided whose exclusive purpose is to monitor that area of the airport. The cars are tracked with a numbering system and stored where there is enhanced visibility for the parking staff. Generally the parking is conveniently located to provide easy access from the parking area to where the passengers will board the flight.
Leaving a car parked unattended on the street for many consecutive days, like during a holiday period, could encourage the vandalism or theft by people with criminal tendencies. A person walking back and forth could become aware that the vehicle is vulnerable. Keeping a vehicle in a safe place such as the parking area of an airport, could ensure optimum safety.
Parking one's car in airport parking before getting on the airplane is a logical thing to do and can set the traveller's mind at ease that its safety will maintained and the car will be in good condition when he returns. By having the car nearby when returning from a flight, the driver can be quickly on his way and not have to find a rental car, taxi cab or wait for a lift.
The value and convenience of parking at the airport can be easily seen. The advantages of accessibility and security make the investment worthwhile, not to mention the time and frustration saved in trying to coordinate a ride to and from the airport.