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Park and fly at Sea-Tac with BMW ReachNow car sharing

Now you can car-share to and from Sea-Tac. BMW just added another useful feature to its ReachNow car-sharing service in Seattle, Washington. ReachNow members can use the service to drive cars to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to a BMW USA news release.

“ReachNow is dedicated to providing our members with mobility solutions that fit their lifestyles,” said ReachNow CEO Steve Banfield. “Members have always had the opportunity to use the cars to drive out of town for the weekend, but, this expansion gives them even more flexibility to fly away as well. Expanding to Sea-Tac has been an important goal for us from day one and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it to our members so soon after our launch.”

ReachNow members can find a car in the Seattle Home Area — the ReachNow coverage area, drive it to Sea-Tac and leave it in one of 30 allocated spots in the Wally Park Premier Garage. Complimentary shuttle service goes to and from the airport and the parking garage every five minutes during peak hours. Members flying into the airport can reserve a car when they land at Sea-Tac, take the shuttle to the garage and drive off. Standard per minute charges will apply for the park and fly service plus a $5 per surcharge in each direction.

ReachNow’s standard $0.49 per minute charge is reduced to $0.41 per minute and free lifetime membership is in effect through the end of August in a separate promotion. For the park-and-fly service launch, ReachNow will credit a member’s account $5 per pickup or drop off through Labor Day.

ReachNow’s United States headquarters is located in Seattle, which is also so far the only U.S. city where the car-share service is available. ReachNow said it plans to serve additional cities by the end of 2016. The current ReachNow fleet in Seattle includes 520 vehicles including Mini Clubman, two- and four-door hardtop Mini Coopers, electric BMW i3s, and all-wheel-drive BMW 3 series cars.

With the ReachNow park and fly service, members gain an additional reason not to own a car or use alternate transportation services and BMW gets to learn from a pilot program in a location where in-city service is already a success.