My TA set up the DME for her so I don’t know how she answered those questions.
I had my car, but also had a 12yo with me and dd landed after 11pm. I wasn’t a fan of dragging him out that late if I didn’t have to. It did take a leap of faith on my part to let my “baby” navigate it all by herself, but as I already shared … she did just fine.
It was good practice for a few months later when she flew by herself back and forth to
Atlanta …where the arranged transportation dropped her off at the Atlanta airport far too late (not dd’s fault) and she missed her flight. She called me from the Southwest counter and I paid the difference for the next flight w/ my credit card over the phone.
and week or so later
Chicago … where she then got a ride to Dubuque, IA. It was Thanksgiving weekend and there was a freak snowstorm the day she was returning. Her Southwest flight was cancelled and I managed to get her on an earlier flight on American (I think?). She then needed to pay to check her bag, only had cash, and they only accepted credit. She ended up paying $5 or $10 (plus the amount for the fee) for a “gift card” at a vending machine to pay the bag check fee.
After both of those experiences (which dd handled like a champ) we got her a credit card to carry for emergencies!