You've made all the necessary arrangements for your holiday. You've worked out every flight, every hotel booking, ever attraction you are going to visit. You've even tied up everything at home: the newspaper, your dog's kennel, watering your plants.
Now all you need to do is figure out how to get to the airport, the whole family plus quite a bit of luggage. What are the options? Driving in your own car and parking it at the airport might just be the best way. If you were to take a cab, the costs would probably be prohibitive. If you were to take a train, you would still have to lug your baggage to the train station, probably go up and down a few escalators and end up tired and frazzled. A bus or coach might work better as far as economy goes but you again have to make your way there and make your way to the airport from the bus station.
Taking your car would perhaps make the best money sense and would also be the most comfortable option. All you do is load in your luggage into the boot and go straight to the airport and get off at the entrance, unload, go in and check in. Car parking at or near the airport is usually very reasonable and even if it is a bit away from the airport, you will find shuttle bus services in most places to get you right to the entrance. Is it safe parking your car in a car park for so long? Yes, there will be risks involved but most car parks have security cameras installed and are particular about the place being manned by trained security personnel. So in most cases, your car is as safe as if you parked it in your own garage.
You could go online and find out if the airport you are leaving from and coming back to has these facilities and how much they would charge for the length of time that you would be away for your holiday. Add to that the factor of convenience when you get back and it makes a lot of sense. At the end of a holiday, you would not want to stand around waiting for a bus or a train when all you want to do is get back home. This is especially so if your flight back lands late.
It could be that you picked a late flight or that your flight was delayed due to whatever reason. Moreover, many coaches, especially those leaving the airport would have fixed timings and it would be a pity if you just missed one and had to wait quite a while before the next one. Trains are fewer at night too, so you might end up doing the same there.
If your car is there at the airport, all you have to do is get in and drive home. It really is the best way to end your holiday. It's a sense of coming home even before you get home!.
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