Gatwick drop off zone entered accidentally this morning - assume a charge is incoming - any tips?
I landed at Gatwick in the small hours of this morning and left the Long Stay South car park for which I had booked and paid in advance, as well as having paid an additional overstay change as our flight was delayed (was supposed to get in on Sunday evening but we got in this morning, Tuesday)
I don’t quite know how but I obviously took a wrong turn out of the Long Stay South car park and the next thing I know I am at the “drop off zone” which seemingly is going to result in Gatwick expecting a payment from me. I drove straight through the drop off zone and didn’t stop. It was a genuine wrong turn. I have the receipts from the Long Stay South car park to evidence my movements.
Looking at the Gatwick website I think there will £5 charge, which, as I went through at roughly 1AM today (Tuesday) I assume I need to pay by midnight tomorrow (Wednesday)…
Only thing is I’m a but annoyed – honestly I didn’t see any signage / warning at all about being headed towards a chargeable drop off zone, and I genuinely didn’t drop anyone off!
I have read a few other threads about this issue (eg, a similar case at the North Terminal here: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6403536/gatwick-north-terminal-drop-off-pcn-without-stopping) and I was wondering if anybody had any guidance in my situation?
I know it is only £5 but it really is the principle and I’m happy to play along as necessary to resolve as best as possible for myself (can I get the £5 written off?) and others (does a complaint need to be made to enact a change at Gatwick, eg to my MP?)
Thanks in advance, all,
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