[As noted in the comments, this lot closed some time ago. The airport opened a new cell phone lot in September 2012. Details here.]
Galaxy Self-Park near Bradley International Airport has opened a free cell phone lot for drivers picking up passengers. If your passenger isn’t waiting when you arrive, you can park in the lot until you get a call.
I have to admit, I’m getting pretty tired of paying for parking at Bradley or circling the terminals for half an hour when I have to pick someone up, which is fairly often. It’s a choice between wasting money or wasting gas and, therefore, money.
Many airports provide cell phone lots where drivers can wait, but Bradley’s new lot is owned by a private parking company. ““If some travelers decide parking with us might be easier, that will be an unintended bonus,” said Paul Murdock, Executive Vice-President of Galaxy Self Park and Roncari Express Valet.
Well, perhaps the bonus is at least partly intended. But that’s OK with me.
The lot is at 9 Schoephoester Road in Windsor Locks, across from the Hertz lot and next to the airport’s economy parking lot no. 4, less than one mile and two minutes from Terminal A at Bradley. (It’s a little longer in the other direction because of the one-way roads through the airport.)
The lot is paved and fenced. It can hold at least 350 cars.
Galaxy requires that drivers stay with their cars and stay no longer than one hour.
Added 6/15: I dropped by the lot today while I was waiting for my husband at Bradley. I was the only one using it, so maybe word hasn’t gotten out yet.