If you live in the New Orleans area, you’ve probably heard about the rough start to the new airportheavy traffic, security delays, lost baggage, and long lines for Uber and Lyft pickups.

The good news is that there’s been great improvement.  But if you drive there for the first time, don’t expect everything to be easy and obvious.  Here’s five challenges you may encounter:

First, there are four different public parking garages or lots.  Which one is best for you?  It depends on the reason for your visit -a pick-up of a friend requires a different strategy than a week-long vacation.

Second, these garages are on different sides of the field and require you to exit at different interstate exits.  A wrong turn can cost you a lot of time.

Third, when approaching the terminal, signs for the parking and ramps come on you quickly compared to other airports – some ask you to take a right, and others a left.  If you are expecting to drive onto a pick-up ramp and look for arrivals by airlines, you won’t find any signs. You need to know what you are doing before you get there.

Fourth, though the terminal features a beautiful, expansive atrium, there’s few places to hang signs.  Some people suffer from the “now what” syndrome when they first step inside.

Fifth, if you arrive early for a pick-up, you may be disappointed that there’s no real place to eat.  But there is a way to get to all those great restaurants that lie just past security if you plan ahead.

I answer all of these issues and more to help you get in and out of the airport quickly and efficiently.   Simply click on the picture of the guide below, enter your email, and grab your copy.

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