Before Your Departure
With our Philadelphia International Airport parking service, you can arrive at your terminal in the comfort of your own car. Before you depart, however, read through our tips and tricks to make your airport experience a little easier:
- As suggested by PHL, arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before a domestic flight and at least 3 hours before an international flight. (You can check your flight departure time here.)
- When you head toward the security area, have your boarding pass and ID out and ready so the guard can check quickly.
- If you’re traveling with a laptop, make sure it’s out of the case before you put it through the scanner.
- Make sure any liquids you’re traveling with are in 3-ounce containers and are all in a plastic bag that can easily be checked separately.
- Some items that are prohibited in carry-on luggage: firearms, knives, mace, golf clubs, sporting goods equipment, weapons, etc.
While You’re in the Air
Whenever the members of our Philadelphia International Airport parking service fly, they remember these tips to help make their flight go a little smoother:
- Pack a sweater or jacket that you can easily access on the plane in case the cabin is cold.
- Bring a few forms of entertainment, such as music, a magazine, puzzles, etc.
- If you’re drinking alcohol on the plane, match each drink with two glasses of water.
- Get up and move around on long flights to keep your muscles from aching.
- Plane cabins tend to be dry, so pack some lip balm and moisturizer.
- If you’re going to buy anything while on the plane, bring a credit card. Most airlines don’t accept cash for in-flight purchases.
After You Land
Like some of our Philadelphia International Airport parking members know, losing your luggage can be stressful. If it happens to you, here’s what we suggest you do:
- Check the other baggage claims in the airport. Your luggage may have been sorted into the wrong pile.
- If you haven’t found it, check to see if there are any pieces of unclaimed luggage in the airport. If so, it’s possible that the person the luggage belongs to took your luggage by mistake.
- If there’s no luggage left behind, inform the airline that your luggage is missing and give them as detailed a description as possible of what it looks like and what’s in it.
- If you’re staying at a hotel, inform them of your situation as well.