Where Airport Valet Park Your Car

Post by Mark

Ever wondered where the airport valet park you car? I never did but a friend of mine with a dashcam recently gave his car to their valet, and the dashcam recorded the journey to the airport valet parking spot. It took around 7 minutes to get to the parking spot without any traffic, which explains why the wait to get the car back can easily exceed 20 minutes.

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One thing this video made me realize is that the airport can build a large long term parking away from the airport and shuttle people back and forth. This would solve the current problem with not enough long term parking spots. I found the location of the valet parking on google maps and as you can see in the picture above, there is a large plot of land thats currently empty right next to it. That could easily be turned into a long term parking spot if they wanted to.

Just an FYI in case you’re curious, valet parking at the airport costs KD2 a day.


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  1. Nina says:

    I used the Jazeera park and fly recently, and although its a beyond shitty airline, the idea is so freakin convenient, it ALMOST makes it worthwhile to fly with them. It basically operates on a similar concept to this but the parking is 2.5KD I think a day. Valet parking, remote check-in and giving in luggage at their building like 5 mins away from the terminal, then you get shuttled to the terminal where you can go straight to Immigration.

  2. Ahmed says:

    Cheaper to take taxi to the airport.

    • Mark says:

      Salmiya to the Airport is what like KD4 by cab? Airport to Salmiya is KD8 by cab so the total for a journey is KD12.

      It costs KD2 per day to park your car at the airport. If you travel for a weekend the total would be KD6.

      So thats half the price of taking a cab so how is it cheaper to take a cab?

      And we’re not even factoring in the connivence and advantage of going and coming in your own car.

    • aceboy44 says:

      Taxi would cost me approximately 16KD round-trip from Kuwait City – Airport. Cheaper to drop car myself.

  3. Kuwait says:

    Wow, just realized (after 30+ years in Kuwait) that there’s a giant KUWAIT stamped right in front of the Amiri Terminal.

  4. Muzz says:

    I wonder how the valets get back to the airport…

    • Mark says:

      we were discussing it yesterday, our theory is they stay at the parking lot and come back when they’re delivering a car to a customer who has arrived. but that wouldn’t make sense say on a thursday afternoon when everyone is dropping their car off but not many people arriving.

      • X says:

        My guess is the driver has another driver following him. Probably in a company car.

        • Mark says:

          That wouldn’t be practical, a shuttle bus makes more sense, just keeps going and coming non stop from parking to airport throughout the day picking up the drivers.

          • Best option is to ask the Valet, next time at the airport. Or should take up the a valet job to find out ‘The ins and outs of the Valet job’ how they choose a place to park – because I still do not see a software being used for locating a vehicle. PROBABLY still using OLD SCHOOL technique.

  5. T-rex says:

    don’t you have friend to drop ya? atleast cap won’t cost as much then.

  6. OSS says:

    To marks friend: I’m wondering what dashcam is this, quality is pretty good. And if that’s the new landcruiser :D

  7. Rastapopulus3 says:

    I would be cautious before giving my car to the valet again.
    Recently, while collecting my car back, the valet damaged my boot and had the audacity to tell me I caused the damage and the company was not responsible.
    Finally, I was told that I should go and lodge a report in the Jleeb police station… by a cop :(

  8. Riba says:

    This reminds me…. a while ago I noticed a huge brand new parking lot just west of there, I wonder if this is going to be the long term parking with a shuttle? Location is here:
    https://goo.gl/maps/FStnS6WBSA32


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