Best Of 2006

Best Improvement to What was Already a Great Airport: Newfangled parking lots at TIA

First, there’s the new economy parking lot. After you get your ticket at the gate, you see a sign at the entrance ramp to the garage that tells you exactly how many parking spaces are open at each level. Instead of driving around and getting angsty about the possibility of missing your flight, you can head straight for the level with the most space — and park for just $7 a day. Not far from the economy lot there’s the new cellphone lot. Waiting in your vehicle for arriving flights is verboten at the terminal, of course, so the cellphone lot provides a welcome alternative: no time limit, an information board that tells you when flights have arrived — and free Wi-Fi! Situated off the George J. Bean Parkway near the post office.