Airport, Airline, and Parking Industry News

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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bob Hope Airport Continues to Struggle with Uber and Lyft

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Bob Hope Airport is Feeling the Effects of Uber and Lyft

Bob Hope Airport is Going to Charge Uber and Lyft Drivers

We love reporting on disruptive technology and processes, particularly when the challenge the quasi-government agencies that run airports. We wrote an editorial on ridesharing and specifically the Bob Hope Airport in October - Bob Hope Airport Ride Sharing. We pointed out the issues being faced by airports due to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. We also referenced an article that had some numbers to back-up the erosion of airport run businesses like airport parking.
In today's lead story, Bob Hope Airport is back in the ridesharing news. The story references the lost parking revenue and a new traffic plan for Uber and Lyft. Oh and by the way, Uber and Lyft drivers will now be charged $3 per half hour to wait for passengers to pick-up. I am sure that eventually this charge will be passed on to Uber and Lyft customers and the airport's hope is that it will deter people from using the service...
We have touched on disruptive innovations that are affecting airports in the past including last Thursday's post and two posts in September:
Use the comment section at the bottom of this post to let us know about your Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Experience. Read the rest of this story on InstaParking - Bob Hope Airport Continues to Struggle with Uber and Lyft

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disrupting the Airport

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How Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disruptive to Airports

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is Disrupting Entrenched Airport Businesses

We have touched on disruptive innovations that are affecting airports in the past including two posts in September:
Based on Uber in the title, you can guess that both articles cover how ride sharing is disruptive to existing airport businesses including taxis, buses, etc. They do touch on Car Sharing, but in terms of how companies like Zip Car have affected rental car operations at the airport.
Today's lead story covers the re-branding of RelayRides as Turo to better position their brand for international expansion. If you have never heard of RealyRides, they are a peer-to-peer car sharing service based in San Francisco. If you are a regular reader of InstaParking news, you may remember our coverage of Flightcar. Or, you may have heard of GetAround, another peer-to-peer car sharing competitor.The basic idea is that when you get to the airport instead of paying for parking, you hand your keys over to someone who rents your car. In this scenario, the airport loses rental car revenue and parking revenue. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months. 
Read more about Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing on InstaParking.com.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Airport Parking Reservation - InstaParking

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Have you made your Holiday Airport Parking Reservation?

Make Your Holiday Airport Parking Reservation Now

We are going to keep it short and to the point today. We are rehashing a subject covered a few posts ago in "Thanksgiving Airport Parking Reservations". It is now November and before you know it Thanksgiving and then Christmas will be here. A great way to help alleviate the stress of travel is to have a holiday airport parking reservation.  You can go back and read the "Thanksgiving Airport Parking Reservations" post, but here are the key takeaways.
Here are a few options for your Holiday Airport Parking Reservation:
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Use the comment section at the bottom of this post to let us know what your Holiday Airport Parking Reservation secrets are.