Beware LAX! I flew into LAX in April for a business trip and rented a car from Alamo. I then circled around the passenger pick up area to pick up a coworker who flew in after I did. I never once left my car, circled until my coworker arrived, and then pulled over in the passenger pick up lane so she could load her luggage in the car. Pretty normal right?
A few months later, I received a $90 parking ticket for double parking at LAX! I tried to contest the ticket but they say I need "proof" to show I was not issued the ticket. Since I never left the car and never was issued a ticket, I have no proof. To me, the ticket does not exist! It's basically my word against theirs, so I doubt I'll win this one. All they have is my license plate number which they traced to Alamo.
I'm not sure what the deal is with LAX, but thought it would be helpful to warn other travelers. You better believe I'll try to fly into Long Beach or another area airport from now on!
$90 poorer in Virginia,
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Parking Wench Ghosts Haunt LAX
A while back Hertz banned us from renting their cars because of excessive parking tickets, no joke. We are fighting back by trying to help give visitors a clear view of the entire parking scene in a particular locale. We have put together our guide to parking in LA, and an accompanying map. On the map, we have plotted six LA public parking spots where we have had the most luck. Send along LA parking tips, tricks, and advice and comment here so other folks don't rack up steep parking fines, or worse yet, get towed.
We always thought a live human being had to issue you are parking ticket, however, Jaunted reader Maria, must be the exception that proves the rule. Once you read her story you may realize the only way to visit LA and not get a parking ticket is to never get behind the wheel of a car.
Go ahead, you read her LAX $90 parking ticket story and try to make sense of the ticket.