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We rarely drive our car to the airport. We just don’t like the hastle and the breakeven cost of taking a car service is after a few days given parking costs. But we recently drove ourselves to the airport and upon our return, it turned into a disasterous decision.
Recently, Mrs. Weekly Flyer, Baby Weekly Flyer and I flew home into Atlanta and found that our car battery was dead. When we got to the car we realized that we had left a light on in the car for three days and our car wouldn’t start. This was a little stressful because we had all our luggage, the baby and it was super hot outside that day!
Here’s What We Learned
Our first instinct was to call AAA roadside assistance which was complicated because you are trying to direct them to a needle in a hay stack. Trying to discribe which parking lot, which row, which spot; let’s just say we were not confident that they would arrive anytime soon. It was so hot, that we decided to go back into the terminal for air conditioning.
Mrs. Weekly Flyer had a good idea to flag down a police officer to ask for help. It turned out that he was able to radio to the battery jump team and send help to us within ten minutes.
Here Are The Steps
1.) When you get to your car and find that the battery is dead, note the lot, row and spot so that you can tell them where to go
2.) If you don’t have jumper cables, look for a police man or ask an attendant to radio to the battery jumping team
Apparently, it is quite common at the airport that people need a jump start. Don’t panic and ask a police man for help. They will send you someone who can jump your car in no time!
Has this ever happend to any of you? How did you get out of the situation?