By: Beth Hillyer
(KHNL) - The Easter holiday is a prime time for traveling. And that puts parking at a premium! Travelers at Honolulu International Airport have created very crowded conditions.
And people looking for a parking space at the last minute may be forced to chose an expensive option.
Traveller Newton Young explains, "There was no parking here. My flight was at 9:30. I went once all the way around so I decided to valet."
Many fliers plan ahead and have someone drop them off at the curb. Others catch a cab.
But some drive around and around the interisland terminal looking for an open space.
Flier Jason Roberts adds, "Today I had no choice I came in around 7 am and the parking lot was full already and this was the only option I had unless I wanted to walk from the international terminal."
Many give up and pull into the valet parking. "It's a friday and a holiday weekend and usually fridays are bad," says Roberts.
The lot is so full we notice the valets park cars along a curb painted red that is usually considered a fire lane. Airport officials explain AMPCO express is allowed to park cars here because fire engines can get through. Hazard or not, customers appreciate the convenience.