(Closed) Dropping someone at the airport? Totally Random.

posted 7 years ago in Travel
  • poll: When I drop someone off I...
    Drop them at the departures area : (75 votes)
    81 %
    Park the car and walk them into the airport to security before leaving : (10 votes)
    11 %
    There is another option... I'll explain below. : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve always just dropped them off at the departure area (not paid for parking) since that is what they prefer.

    Post # 4
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We used to go inside and wait at the gate, but there is no point now that you can’t go passed security.

    Post # 5
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @JoJo Bananas: Exactly.

    I used to go and sit with fam or friends if they were flying by themselves. Get a coffee and chit chat. However, now that you can’t really spend more than 10 minutes with them. What’s the point? Why pay the parking fee? I just drop them off and leave.

    Post # 6
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    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Honestly, it depends on who it is and how long it’s going to be until I see them again. With family, I only see them maybe once a year, so I’ll squeeze every last drop out of that visit. But if it’s someone local, and I’ll see them in a week, just a drop off is fine.

    Post # 7
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It really depends on who it is an how long they’re going for. If it’s just for a week that they’re going or it’s not someone close then drop them off at the drop off point. If it’s a close family member and they’re going for months then I’ll be with them until they go through the security check.

    Post # 8
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    When it is family we go in, unless it was discussed for some reason and the person leaving said it was ok not to. If it is just a friend we just drop them off.

    Post # 9
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It would depend on who it was. If I were to drop Fiance off, I’d probably tag along until security but if it was like a friend or something, they’d get left at the curb. 

    Post # 12
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If I have to brave the traffic at the airport, I am dropping your rear at the door. No bloody way would I want to wait around for all the ticketing bs and then go through trying to get out if the parking area. No freaking way.

    Post # 12
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    At our airport, the parking lot is really far away. You have to park and then take a shuttle over to the actual terminal, so it’s a huge hassle to walk someone to security. Fiance will usually come in and get me to security, but he usually just doesn’t want to see me go. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    When I was in college I was in an LDR and when we would bring eachother to the airport we would go in, cuz it would be months till we would would see eachother again. Other than that, hell freaking no. And to be quite best I prefer just being dropped off, that way I can throw on my ipod and be on my way!

    Post # 14
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    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Since going inside is so rare for me, I voted that I just drop them off, btw

    Post # 15
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    When Darling Husband and I were long distance, we would always go in with each other and wait until the last possible second to say goodbye.  It was nice when I was the one leaving as in Australia, security isn’t as strict and non-passengers can go to the gate for domestic flights.  I usually had a domestic flight before my international flight to the US so he always accompanied me to my gate.   

    Going the other way, I would go in with him as of course you have to check in for international flights ages early and then we’d sit together until the last possible second for him to go through security.

    Other than that though, no, I don’t go in with people.   Drop and run is my preferred method of airport travel!  🙂 

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