Gone are the days when travelers looking for parking coupons had to go through magazines and spreadsheets to find a rare (and often miserable) discount coupon. These days, air travelers trying to find the best parking discounts and discounts at JFK Airport only have to step online for a few minutes, choose from a wide range of parking options and book their parking well before the planned flight.
Thanks to the Internet, people now have the opportunity to choose their ideal parking at JFK Airport and book their option immediately, with just a few mouse clicks – no calls or travel required. Nothing could be easier, right? Wrong. The Smart JFK Parking application makes parking easier and more convenient.
Launched by JFK SmartPark, the newest and supposedly best available JFK airport car park to date, the Smart app allows users to log in to the SmartPark smart website and make parking reservations at JFK Airport even without access to a computer using only their mobile phones. Announced last fall, the Smart app promises to be a next-level customer service tool, aimed at time-limited travelers.
“Today, more than ever, there are many choices, but the service is not great,” says Adam Smith, JFK’s SmartPark operations director. The JFK Smart Park mobile app “is an example of SmartPark JFK’s broader commitment to the consumer, always thinking of ways to improve the user experience.”
The main advantages of this application are, of course, simple booking without the use of any computer and on-site hosting. This means you don’t have to buy the app or download it to your mobile phone. Because it runs on JFK SmartPark servers, it won’t spend a lot of time on your cell’s battery.
The Smart app is quite popular among the most modern age groups from 25 to 42, and it also enters those over 50. SmartPark JFK estimates that about 10% of all long-term JFK parking reservations are made through their app.
The main drawback I can remember is that it offers the traveler no other options at all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – surfers in a hurry can easily book reservations in minutes, from any location if they have their cell phone with them. On the other hand, it would take them at least 10 minutes to go through the various offers if they have access to the websites of other companies that provide parking at JFK Airport. As already mentioned, the JFK SmartPark facility in Queens has only recently opened for business and offers one of the most competitive prices in the industry.
Still, if you have the time, try to see what other parking lots and hotels around the airport have to offer. Whether you’re using the Smart app or your old laptop for browsing, it’s important to find the best deals – these are, as you’ll see, plenty – and book your parking space in advance. See what other people are saying about the company you plan to do business with – apps and computers are great tools when dealing with the best parking deals at JFK Airport, but in the end, it’s the experiences (with those facilities) of travelers like you that really matter.