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A quick comment on cell-phone parking lots at U.S. airports, mentioned in the September ’07 issue, page 2. . . In July ’07 we had occasion to try the lot at Orlando International Airport while collecting some members of the London Symphony Orchestra for the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach.

This was not the greatest experience, as the lot was only half paved and had no information except a board showing which airlines arrived at which terminal.

More inconvenient was the distance this lot was from the terminals. It took 15 minutes of hard and crowded driving to get from the lot to the terminals. Also, the major signposting was for the south exit rather than the cell phone lot.

At Orlando we have found it more convenient to use the parking garage, where the first 40 minutes are free, or to go off airport a mile or so to Denny’s!

There is a much better cell-phone lot at the Jacksonville airport. It is newly paved, with dividers with trees, and has an electronic board showing which planes have landed and when. More to the point, it is only three minutes from the terminal.

CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY

Ormond Beach, FL

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A quick comment on cell-phone parking lots at U.S. airports, mentioned in the September ’07 issue, page 2. . . In July ’07 we had occasion to try the lot at Orlando International Airport while collecting some members of the London Symphony Orchestra for the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach.

This was not the greatest experience, as the lot was only half paved and had no information except a board showing which airlines arrived at which terminal.

More inconvenient was the distance this lot was from the terminals. It took 15 minutes of hard and crowded driving to get from the lot to the terminals. Also, the major signposting was for the south exit rather than the cell phone lot.

At Orlando we have found it more convenient to use the parking garage, where the first 40 minutes are free, or to go off airport a mile or so to Denny’s!

There is a much better cell-phone lot at the Jacksonville airport. It is newly paved, with dividers with trees, and has an electronic board showing which planes have landed and when. More to the point, it is only three minutes from the terminal.

CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY

Ormond Beach, FL