Traveling with kids is a wonderful experience, but it can be unpredictable and exhausting when it involves air travel!
When I was a kid living in Boston, my parents didn’t own a car so our main method of travel was taxicab. Thankfully we lived close to the airport, so it was relatively painless. Today,
I live in California with my family. Fortunately we have a car, but getting to LAX can be daunting! I usually research the best overnight parking options, but on a recent trip to Seattle with my daughter I decided to give LUXE, a new valet service, a try.
Luxe is a mobile app that offers on demand parking for customers. The idea behind the app is to request valet service with curbside pick up. The app’s interface is user-friendly. I created an account, added my payment method, and requested a valet.
I told them where I would be (in this case the terminal). Our valet was Georgie. I saw his picture in the app, so I knew who to look for at the curb. The switch off of my car to Georgie was smooth, and my daughter and I were in the terminal walking towards our gate within minutes.
Pickup was simple. I launched the app when we landed, and requested service. Once again, the app displayed an image of the driver and he was on his way. Normally, unloading passengers can take awhile, but we pulled up to the gate and walked off the plane in no time. We didn’t check in bags, so we were outside at the curb before the driver and our car.
Initially the driver couldn’t locate us, but we spoke on the phone and connected. LAX was insanely busy! He pulled up, and we were on our way home.
Cars stay parked at a nearby secure parking structure. Luxe.com states that all drivers go through a screening process, including an interview, training process – as well as, a clean driving record and a criminal background check. Their site also states that they carry a $5M General Liability, and $1M Garage Keepers policy protecting you, others, and the vehicle. Check out their site for other details!
What I love about this service is the convenient and efficient service. I didn’t have to worry about finding our parking spot, or waiting for a shuttle to a nearby lot. I liked the luxury of stepping off the curb, getting into my own car and driving straight away from the airport. The whole process was pretty seamless. It made traveling with my daughter less stressful. She even fell asleep on the car ride home from the airport.
If you’re looking for a different option, download Luxe from the App or Google Play Store and request a valet service. Rates are competitive at $25/day for the first 4 days and $15/day for day 5 and beyond.
Luxe is also available in other cities, such as San Francisco and Chicago. Pricing varies by city.
* Luxe provided a complimentary valet for editorial purposes. Our opinions are our own.