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99 Glossary Airline passenger party A group of people that travel together to an airport to take the same flight (the same is true upon the party's return). Airport employees Employees of the airport operator, airlines, other airport tenants, or other businesses located on the airport property. Airport-operated public parking The parking supply operated by the airport operator or a contracted parking operator on behalf of the airport operator. This parking supply is typically located on air- port property. Cell phone lots Parking area for greeters to park and stay with their vehi- cles while waiting to pick up arriving airline passengers. Connecting passengers Airline passengers who arrive at and depart from the air- port by aircraft as they connect between flights. Economy parking Parking supply intended to be the most economical option for airline passengers parking for the duration of their trips. Employee parking supply The parking supply at an airport that accommodates airport employees. Functional capacity The functional capacity of a parking facility is the point at which the parking supply becomes constrained. Functional capacity refers to the impracticality of managing a parking facility at 100% occupancy. It varies by airport, but gener- ally ranges between 85% and 95% of supply. Greeter People who pick up an arriving airline passenger party at an airport. Greeters may pick up airline passengers at the curbside or use short-term parking. Long-term or daily parking Parking product intended to provide a convenient option for airline passengers parking for the duration of their trips. Long-term parker Airline passenger who parks a private automobile for the duration of his or her trip, regardless of which parking area is used. Nonresident airline passengers Airline passengers who are visiting the region in which the airport is located. O&D passengers Origin and destination (O&D) passengers board a flight at the airport to begin their airline travel or the local airport is the ending point of their airline travel. Premium parking Parking product intended to provide a higher level of cus- tomer service to a specific group of parking customers will- ing to pay a higher price for the convenience offered by the premium product.

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100 Private automobile mode Use of private automobile by airport employees or by airline passengers, greeters, or well-wishers picking up or dropping off airline passengers at the airport. Privately operated parking The parking supply that is privately operated and typically located off-airport. Often referred to in the Handbook as privately operated off-airport parking. Public parking supply The parking supply at an airport that serves airline passen- gers and the greeters and well-wishers of airline passengers. Remote parking Parking product located at a distance from the terminal building where walking between the parking area and the terminal building is prohibitive or otherwise not feasible. Resident airline passengers Airline passengers that reside in an airport's catchment area. Short-term or hourly parking Parking product intended to serve primarily short-term parkers (i.e., nonairline passengers such as greeters and well-wishers). Short-term parker Greeter or well-wisher who parks a private automobile to pick up or drop off airline passenger(s), regardless of which parking area is used. Terminal area parking Parking supply located adjacent to or within walking dis- tance of the terminal building. Valet parking A premium parking product intended for long-term parkers who are interested in parking at a convenient location that does not require searching for a space. Well-wisher People who drop off a departing airline passenger party at an airport. Well-wishers may drop off airline passengers at the curbside or use short-term or hourly parking.