Short Term Parking
Taking a friend or relative to the airport to see them off is always a daunting task. Not because of all the people, the endless lines, but because of the high price for parking.
With parking costs anywhere from $5-$20 an hour, it can get very expensive, especially for international flights, when having to get there 2-3 hours before the flight actually leaves.
Some alternatives to driving someone to the airport is to drop them off at an Airport Shuttle stop, these shuttles make regular trips to the airport for a small fee. If you want a more private trip, then you can either call for a taxi or organise a chauffeured vehicle.
Long Term Parking
Long term parking is a very viable option for travelling to the airport. Driving your own car and missing out on having to pay for taxi fees, and once you arrive back from your trip, your own car is there ready for you to jump into and drive home.
As long term parking is reasonably priced, with specials for 7 days for only $77. The cost is much cheaper than the trip to and from the airport via taxi, so it can work out very worthwhile.
Once you are at the airport, and on your plane, you have plenty of time to play some parking games, leaving all the chaos of parking at home. Relaxing on the plane with some free games is a lot more interesting than the standard movies, and also helps with your reverse parking.