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Preflight Parking in Boston:  A Championship Doubleheader

 

  • Two winter trips.

     In January from New Hampshire to Boston’s Logan Airport and on to Morocco.

    In March from New Hampshire to Boston’s Logan Airport and on to Rome and Tuscany.

    We had been there before, grappling with frustrations and aggravating scenarios at Logan, coping with the elements - - snow, wind, rain, sleet, schlepping baggage, hunting for a place to park, paying outrageous prices.

    But we knew there was the alluring alternative: PREFLIGHT PARKING!

    The jolting January jaunt down from New Hampshire went without incident. We parked our car in the PreFlight lot. We were picked up in minutes by the friendly driver in the PreFlight bus. He  loaded our considerable luggage and whisked us to our terminal at Logan.

    The return, however, was more of a challenge. We cleared customs, collected our luggage and stepped outside into the cold. It was snowing lightly and there was already several inches of the white stuff on the ground. But before we could catch a chill, PreFlight was there -- as good as its word. The driver, a loyal Red Sox fan named Danny Miller, hoisted our now even more sizable luggage onto the racks.  

    We wondered about the state of our vehicle which had been standing out in the cold and rain and snow for a couple of weeks.

    “Not to worry,” said the friendly and competent Danny. "I have a shovel to get you out if need be and booster cables if your car won't start."

    As things turned out, the car started up right away, but we did need the shovel which Danny swiftly put to good use. With a path cleared and a car free of snow -- he even had special gloves to clear off the windshield -- we exited the lot unscathed, relaxed, and thankful that once again, we'd chosen PreFlight Parking.

    In March, it was another “no sweat” and seamless experience. We had the routine down pat and so did the guys at Boston PreFlight. We drove the two hours plus to the parking facility. No sooner did we exit our automobile and open our trunk, when the bus pulled up. It was Danny Miller once again, replete with smile and friendly service.  Within minutes we were at the Logan terminal ready to check in  and board our Swiss International Airlines flight to Europe.

    Same scenario 12 days later. Coming off a late night return flight, we happily spotted the PreFlight bus minutes after we exited the terminal where another but equally pleasant driver helped with our luggage and drove us to our car.

    In these opening years of the 21st century, air travel is fraught with frustrations. Thankfully, PreFlight provides a welcome buffer and balm. It is a streamlined, carefully thought-through operation that cuts the stress and makes the experience comfortable.

    They really live up to their claims that there is always room to park, that coach service comes every five minutes, that security is top notch and every site is staffed 24/7.

    PreFlight Airport Parking Locations:

    PreFlight Corporate
    200 North LaSalle Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-935-280

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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