I saw the sign today at the airport while I was trying to find the correct parking lot to park in. The answer is probably simple but I don't know what it is. I hope I'm putting this in the correct category for posting.
What an interesting and exceptional question -- and must admit I don't have a clue. The first thing that comes to mind is that there's so many cell phones out there now, smart phones included, that perhaps they have to have their own place to park? Of course, that makes one wonder if they can park themselves separate and apart from their owners? Oh, well, guess I've shown enough of my ignorance -- I'll just wait and see, with obviously great interest, what the real answer is. Great question!
It's a place where you can park while you're waiting to pick up people at an airport who are flying in. They call it a "cell phone lot" because after people land and pick up their bags, they call you on your cell phone and you shoot over to the terminal to get them. It's supposed to stop that huge mess of tangled, parked cars you usually see outside of airport baggage claim areas. Is this a question for CC?
Do you suppose it's like a smokers lounge? A place for people to go and use their cell phones so maybe they do not interfere with reception elsewhere.. like you know how you have to shut them off in hospitals because they can mess up the equipment
I believe it started after 9/11. People used to just park in front of the airport waiting to pick others up. It clogged the front up and was felt to be a risk for terrorism. It didn't seem fair to make these people pay to park while waiting for the flier. Like Irohner said, it is a place to park and wait for fliers to land and then get their bags. A cell phone call and the person waiting in the cell phone lot can come and pick the flier up outside baggage claim. A quick pick up and less congestion in front of the airport.
I believe you have to stay in your car in the cell phone lot. You can't use it as free long term parking.
Can you park in the cell phone lot if you don't have a cell phone? I guess so. You just won't get the call that the person you are waiting for has arrived. But, in Phoenix, the cell phone lot actually has a large electronic board tracking the plane arrivals (just like inside the airport). So I guess you could park without a cell phone. Just watch the board and when the plane you want arrives, just head to arrivals. Hopefully the person you are picking up knows you plan.
by Donna Hilbrandt 2 years ago
Should students be allowed to charge their cell phones in school?Yesterday a student asked if she could plug in her phone in my classroom. I said, "no. I am not sure that is the intention of tax payer dollars." She came back with, "my mom pays those taxes. What if I have an...
by Lgali 7 years ago
What age should kids given cell phone
by Twila Nelson 6 years ago
Should children and teenagers have or not have cell phones? Why?
by Mark G Weller 6 years ago
What age should children be allowed to have a cell phone?Do you feel there is a specific age, is it based on their level of maturity or should the wait until they can pay for it themselves?
by Amanda 20 months ago
Would you eat at a restaurant that banned cell phones?I just heard of this concept today and I can't quite believe it...
by Catherine Kane 6 years ago
Do you think it's good to always be available to people by cell phone?What are the positive points of non-stop availability? The negative points?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|