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How an airport shuttle can save you money (and save the environment)

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For some people, flying can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to the organising aspect. While some people thrive on preparations for a big trip, there is no doubt that stress commonly plays a role – regardless of your feelings about air travel. For instance, lost baggage, missed flights, traffic jams, and sleep-ins are just some of the things than can go wrong during a commute to the airport.

An airport shuttle is a reliable – and affordable – way of getting to to the airport on time and with some money left in the wallet. An airport shuttle means you don't need to worry about navigating for friends, or being charged an arm and a leg for taking a cab. Moreover, there need not be any guilt factor for asking a friend, family member, or significant other to drive you to the airport at 3:30 a.m. on a Tuesday (if you decide on using an airport shuttle service). Better yet, a ride on an airport shuttle means there is plenty of room to stow luggage, and the environment will thank you for what is essentially supersized carpooling.

For those of you who don't mind the chaos of driving to the airport to board your flight, it is important to consider some other aspects. For one thing, long-term car parking can be expensive. Not only that, but your car is exposed to the weather and public space for days (or weeks) on end. Furthermore, if you live, say, an hour's drive from the airport, that is an hour that could have been spent reading, catching up on some work, or otherwise relaxing without having to personally contend with negotiating city traffic. By using an airport shuttle service, you can enter the airport on time and with a relaxed mindset, ready for the trip ahead.

Another important thing to consider is the return journey. You might be feeling sprightly for the trip there – especially if you're really excited for the plane flight – but what about the return trip back to your home? If you're the kind of person who can't sleep on planes, you might deplane deprived of sleep and not in a state fit for driving. Conversely, waking up from a deep sleep can also leave you a bit groggy, which means that you also might prefer just to enjoy the service of an airport shuttle to get you back home.