New, cheaper covered parking come to Phoenix Sky Harbor

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    Here’s the salient fact about Phoenix in August: the average temperature is a daunting, mind-mudddling103 degrees Fahrenheit.
    That’s why flyers in the Valley of the Sun prefer covered parking to the kind that leaves their car out in the summer sun. Windshield shades or not, opening up your auto in the late afternoon after arriving on a flight can be like opening the door to the kitchen oven.
    Now comes word there’s cooler, covered economy parking across from Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 2.

    The lower level of the Terminal 2 parking structure is divided into a couple of sections. Daily parking is closest to the terminal, and it will set you back $25 per day. Covered economy parking is less than half that: $11 per day.
    The upshot is cool convenience at a cost that won’t cripple the travel budget. There are some 800 covered economy spaces in the Terminal 2 structure, and 250 pricier daily spaces.
    Terminal 2 serves a quartet of carriers: Alaska, Great Lakes, United and Continental. Those last two airlines—CO and UA—are merging under the United banner.

    If you’re traveling out of Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor the best bet is to use the Terminal 2 garage. If the time of year’s right, you might consider uncovered parking at the West Economy Lot. That rate runs $9 per day. Most Phoenix travelers, those flying discount airline Southwest or US Airways for example, use Terminal 4, the airport’s busiest facility. If you’re among them East Economy parking offers covered spaces for $11 per day, and uncovered parking for $9.
    In terms of passengers handled, Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the 24th busiest airport in the world according to Airports Council International. It’s a hub for US Airways, and a major focus city for Southwest.

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