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High Costs of Parking at the Airport

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

High Costs of Parking at the Airport

In a recent ACCC report on Australian airports found that Brisbane Airport had the highest long-term parking charges in the country despite not raising them over the year.

Last year Brisbane Airport decided to invest $300 million in building car parks. However the decision to invest in building car parks rather than more runways has led to increasing service issues due to the escalating number of flights arriving in Brisbane. It’s become a case of ‘too little too late’ as it would take Brisbane Airport another 5 years to build a new runway, all the while more customers are feeling the frustration over flight delays to land and to take off.

Adding to the mounting frustration is the high costs of parking at the Airport. The cost of one day parking at BAC (Brisbane Airport Corporation) is $62, while a week will cost you $142. In Sydney a week’s parking is $127, Perth at $93, Melbourne at $77 and Adelaide at $70. More importantly the costs of time parking at the BAC can be quite lengthy and demanding particularly after your flight has been delayed, you’ve had too much to drink on your flight, you’re jet lagged, you’ve spent time meandering through customs or waiting for your luggage. Furthermore you still need to remember where you parked your car in the first place!

If you’re looking for an airport transfer that will save you time by being on time for the booking, will provide you a clean vehicle and a chauffeur then your answer is ozEcab.

There are few key benefits by travelling with ozEcab:

  1. ozEcab monitors all flight bookings – In the case that you become a casualty of #bnelateagain, our drivers monitor flight times whether the flight is arriving five minutes early or is an hour late. This ensures that we can guarantee you a vehicle regardless of whether the flight is early or late.

  2. Our drivers will wait at the airport with a signboard – An intrinsic part of our services is having our driver wait at the airport with your name on a signboard. We understand how hectic it can be to be carrying your luggage whilst navigating through large crowds, not to mention the difficulty of finding your driver amongst a sea of chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

  3. Our drivers insist on helping with your luggage – Have a bit of luggage? No fear, our drivers have been trained and are experienced to help carry your luggage to the car.


If this article hasn’t convinced you to stop parking at airports and made you switch from using taxis and cabs. Then give us a call on 1300 693 222 to find out what makes ozEcab a premium alternative to taxis.

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Are you Sick and Tired of Waiting for that Taxi?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Taxi Wait Times

I’m going to miss my flight! I’m going to be late for that meeting! Now I’m late! Is the taxi lost?

Sounds familiar? If you have ever been caught out waiting for a taxi, wondering where it is or how far away it is, chances are you’re part of the ever-growing taxi waiting club. In a recent survey of Brisbane’s worst spots to catch a cab, three of Brisbane’s South-West suburbs Darra, Inala and Redbank Plains were found to hardest places to catch a taxi. Lengthy wait times aren’t a surprise for these residents where taxi wait times sometimes were up to an hour on certain days.

There are few reasons why cabs in Brisbane have a notorious image of long wait times. One of the contributing reasons is the illegal act of refusing taxi fares for short distances from drivers both disadvantaging consumers and leaving them with no little options. As well the tendency of most drivers to stay in the city where they know there are many travellers is another contributing reason for the long wait time in suburban Brisbane areas. Waiting times might not be an issue, if you have plenty of time on your hands, but for the majority of Brisbane consumers, waiting in a queue, not knowing when your taxi will arrive is possibly one of the most frustrating moments in to the start of your day or evening.

Now here’s a fresh change! ozEcab specialises in ensuring that your vehicle always arrives on time and every time. How? All the vehicles are GPS and satellite tracked which means ozEcab can tell you where it is, how far away your car is and at what speed it is going.

Now the question is, would you rather wait or is about time you started booking with ozEcab?

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