Park and Fly

The Airport Valet aims to ease the pain of parking at DFW.

Co-founders and road warriors Tony Eggleston and John Biebighauser feel your pain. They know the life of a business traveler is no fun. Trips to the airport seem to pop up more and more often, and remote parking consequently seems more and more remote. The Airport Valet is here to help.

For $21.00 a day, an insured driver will meet you curbside to take your car to a secure, enclosed warehouse less than a mile away. When you return, your well-cared-for coupe will be waiting outside baggage claim. But best of all, while you’re gone, the staff will take care of any errands you don’t have time to run. Dry-cleaning? Done. Oil change? You got it. No gas? No problem.

“It’s truly overwhelming how great the response is,” Eggleston says. The Airport Valet premiered January 2 and by late February had outgrown warehouse space expected to last through October. The service is currently only offered at DFW, but based on the program’s success—fueled by customer referrals—the company plans to spread to other cities by next year. Eggleston explains their secret is in the “little touches,” like giving clients a bottle of water for their flight and sending hand-written thank you cards to first-timers. “People just aren’t used to getting good service anymore,” he says. And really, what have the $6.00-a-day lots done for you lately? For reservations, call 972-313-2500 or visit www.theairportvalet.com
              

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