Pittsburgh International Airport offers free cellphone parking for those awaiting passengers

The Associated Press

IMPERIAL, Pa. - Pittsburgh International Airport is offering free parking for folks who want to sit in their cars and wait for arriving passengers to call on cellphones to say they've arrived.

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials are hoping the plan will prevent motorists from congesting the curb near the airport's terminal or the access roads around it by driving around in circles waiting for cellphone calls from arrivals.

Drivers can now park free for an hour in the extended term lot farthest from the terminal, and pay only $1 for a second hour of parking. After two hours, the spots will cost $8.