Have you ever had trouble finding your car at the airport?
One time when I was often travelling for work I went through Melbourne Airport on 9 consecutive days.
I had no idea where my car was by the end.
That is when I started using my camera phone to take a photo of the car park location.
Always make sure that either there is car park zone sign in the background of the picture, or take a photo of the nearest sign!
I have been using this travel hack for around six years and never lost a car since.
People worry about the risk of a plane crashing but probably the riskiest part of their travels is driving from the Airport.
Generally the only time I drive from an airport is in places I know well. and when I don’t have to drive more than an hour.
Just got off a long haul flight? . . . . . . Before you rush of to the car rental kiosk think about whether any, or even all of the following will apply to you.
- Don’t know the roads.
- Not sure where you are going.
- Don’t know the road rules.
- Might be driving on the opposite side of the road.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster for me.
You might be better checking in a hotel and hiring a car the next morning.
Well you may be familiar with the driving but the problem of tiredness isn’t to be underestimated.
Particularly if you live 3 or 4 hours from the airport.
With two of us driving we make sure that we swap drivers more often than we otherwise would.
By myself I stop at least every hour and ‘Power Nap’ at the first sign of drowsiness.
Probably the most dangerous part of the drive is when you are on the most familiar roads.
I have heard a few people say “I was almost home and started to relax, the next thing I remember was waking up as the car ran off the road!”