Usually, Arrivals is crowded, police and tow trucks are looking to hook and book you and what should be a happy moment can be quite stressful.
Who hasn’t gone to pick up someone at the airport, and because they haven’t made it out yet, you had to do ‘the circle’ (circling around until the passenger makes it out of the airport to the pickup spot)?
What makes picking up people easier for me? Meet me at Departures. Yes, Departures!
There is almost always less traffic, fewer people, less stress at Departures. Make life easier for the person picking you up at the airport, have them meet you in the Departures (upon your arrival).