Renting a car at Burbank airport? Here’s a dirty little

Passing by way of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank can leave you downright filthy these times. The handrails on a short while ago put in relocating walkways are leaving some travelers’ palms covered in black grime.

How filthy? Well, bless the female at the Avis counter who noticed me approaching a couple times ago and sympathetically pulled out a tub of soaked wipes so I could thoroughly clean the fingers and palm of my suitable hand.

The agent advised me she had stocked up on the wipes just after witnessing a continual stream of consumers arriving at the new rental motor vehicle facility with sooty fingers. She explained the perpetrator was the handrails.

If you have not been to Burbank’s compact airport in the final a few months, you’re in for a surprise. The rental vehicles employed to be parked in an oh-so-practical great deal suitable outside the terminal.

But to accommodate an expanding fleet and to allow seven rental vehicle firms to transfer onto the airport from satellite areas, a new, three-tale garage was developed out alongside Hollywood Way. It opened in July.

The new facility–and the Amtrak/Metrolink rail station just across the road–are now accessed by an elevated platform. Three relocating walkways shorten the trek to and from the terminal.

Airport spokesperson Victor Gill wasn’t aware of the issue when I contacted him, but he quickly identified that the airport operations staff understood all about the messy issue. Gill mentioned they had presently received “an crisis obtain order” to deal with the price of cleaning.

The initial wipe-down, performed someday all around Oct. 22, didn’t work, as I learned a number of times later. On Thursday, Gill and some other airport employees tested the handrails for on their own.

“We quickly replicated your working experience,” he advised me. In the upcoming, the janitorial team will be immediately supervised by airport team so the want for a wipe-down can be eliminated.

Gill, on the other hand, acknowledged that at minimum some of the black residue could be coming from the rubber rails themselves. If which is the scenario, common cleanings may perhaps not remedy the challenge.

Let’s hope the relocating walkways and their railings are nonetheless beneath warranty.

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