Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 5th Aug 08, 6:12 PM
    • 1,874Posts
    • 6,140Thanks
    MSE Archna
    0 WOW
    Cheap Airport Parking Discussion
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 08, 6:12 PM
    0 WOW
    Cheap Airport Parking Discussion 5th Aug 08 at 6:12 PM


    This thread is specifically to discuss the


    Click reply to discuss
    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 04-11-2008 at 1:44 PM.
    Report inappropriate posts: forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com




Page 13
    • millerose
    • By millerose 18th Feb 19, 2:05 PM
    • 769 Posts
    • 523 Thanks
    millerose
    Hi All,
    Just bumping up the post for Car parking at Manchester airport?
    Recent recommendations? Who to avoid?
    I'm thinking of official airport parking, I don't have a new car, but would like to keep my keys. Which Jetpark would you recommend? more or less all same price...….
    Outbound flight is at 5am and return is midday Terminal 1. Cannot take the train as it doesn't match our outbound flight and taxi is out of the question as we are 2hours away.
    Thanks in Advance.
    • katewilliams
    • By katewilliams 21st Feb 19, 1:28 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    katewilliams
    Heathrow Cheap Parking Deal
    Yes, you can try Meet and Greet airport parking in Heathrow. They really offer amazing discount offers for airport parking not only in Hethrow but also in other cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Luton, Gatwick, and other cities. You can visit their official website of Cheap Airport Parking
    • sophiagunn
    • By sophiagunn 21st Feb 19, 2:00 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    sophiagunn
    Meet and greet Airport Parking
    Cheap Parking Deals offer 🎇 SUPERB 🎇 pre-booking discounts. Pre-book your parking at the selected airport and avail up to 30% discount. Available at all major cities:
    Birmingham airport parking
    Edinburgh airport parking
    Gatwick airport parking
    Heathrow airport parking
    Liverpool airport parking
    Luton airport parking
    Manchester airport parking
    Stansted airport parking



    Visit the official website of Cheap parking deals
    Sophia Gunn
    Marketing Consultant at Meet and Greet Airport Parking
    Tel: +44 121 377 6611
    • Yanness
    • By Yanness 20th Mar 19, 8:58 AM
    • 3 Posts
    • 2 Thanks
    Yanness
    Free Parking near every Airport but at very low risk
    Hi all,

    I thought I will add my two cents to this discussion about parking at airport .

    I have been doing this trick for years now every time I have to travel overseas and it always worked for me, 100% so far. It's not without risk but the risk is very low. It takes a bit of research though but it's fairly straightforward.

    I have done this for weekends get away, 1 week and even 3 weeks parking. They all worked every time.

    IT IS AS SIMPLE AS PARKING IN A PUBLIC STREET NEAR THE AIRPORT.

    I know, I know, some people are skeptical and feel uncomfortable about it but it's totally legal and free . Have you ever paid for free public parking when you go visit a friend? Have you ever paid for parking when you go to an office and there is a free spot in the public parking in that street? I don't think so.

    So here is how I proceed.

    1. I search on the police website police. co. uk (sorry I'm not allowed to post links yet ) for the safest locations i.e. safest neighborhoods or safest public streets near airports. Usually I choose a spot 10 to 15 minutes away from the airport.

    2. I look on Google Street View to actually check the selected street. Bonus - I select several locations just in case I cannot park at my preferred one.

    3. On my travel date, I call a taxi or Uber to pick me up at my location at my chosen time. If it happens that my preferred spot is taken, I call again the taxi company to change my request, with no problem. A taxi is better than Uber as Uber may charge you for changing spot.

    4. I record the address on a parking app (or on paper) when I arrive at my preferred parking spot and wait for my taxi to arrive.

    5. And I go for my travel in peace. When I come back I take a taxi to pick up my car. That's it.

    Since you have insurance, if anything happens (but it shouldn't since you picked the safest location), the insurance should take care of it.

    Using this trick, I have never paid for parking at airports and never had any issues. So far I have parked near Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Luton, and Manchester Airports. And it works. I have my preferred spots now where I always park when traveling overseas.

    Good luck everyone .
    • Col.I.n
    • By Col.I.n 10th Apr 19, 10:00 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Col.I.n
    please be aware, MSE is advising a link for looking4parking, they have a great deal for heathrow with parking4orange, they claim to be a member of British Parking Association and this is FALSE
    • rodneym
    • By rodneym 1st May 19, 2:25 PM
    • 9 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    rodneym
    Hi All,
    Just bumping up the post for Car parking at Manchester airport?
    Recent recommendations? Who to avoid?
    I'm thinking of official airport parking, I don't have a new car, but would like to keep my keys. Which Jetpark would you recommend? more or less all same price...….
    Outbound flight is at 5am and return is midday Terminal 1. Cannot take the train as it doesn't match our outbound flight and taxi is out of the question as we are 2hours away.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Originally posted by millerose
    MCR meet and greet:
    Official meet and greet is fine - tho more of a production line than at smaller airports. You don't get to keep your keys, but collect keys from desk in arrivals and then short walk to get your car from on-site multi storey. Would use again.
    • ABARKIE
    • By ABARKIE 6th May 19, 11:14 AM
    • 179 Posts
    • 46 Thanks
    ABARKIE
    Hi all,

    I thought I will add my two cents to this discussion about parking at airport .

    I have been doing this trick for years now every time I have to travel overseas and it always worked for me, 100% so far. It's not without risk but the risk is very low. It takes a bit of research though but it's fairly straightforward.

    I have done this for weekends get away, 1 week and even 3 weeks parking. They all worked every time.

    IT IS AS SIMPLE AS PARKING IN A PUBLIC STREET NEAR THE AIRPORT.

    I know, I know, some people are skeptical and feel uncomfortable about it but it's totally legal and free . Have you ever paid for free public parking when you go visit a friend? Have you ever paid for parking when you go to an office and there is a free spot in the public parking in that street? I don't think so.

    So here is how I proceed.

    1. I search on the police website police. co. uk (sorry I'm not allowed to post links yet ) for the safest locations i.e. safest neighborhoods or safest public streets near airports. Usually I choose a spot 10 to 15 minutes away from the airport.

    2. I look on Google Street View to actually check the selected street. Bonus - I select several locations just in case I cannot park at my preferred one.

    3. On my travel date, I call a taxi or Uber to pick me up at my location at my chosen time. If it happens that my preferred spot is taken, I call again the taxi company to change my request, with no problem. A taxi is better than Uber as Uber may charge you for changing spot.

    4. I record the address on a parking app (or on paper) when I arrive at my preferred parking spot and wait for my taxi to arrive.

    5. And I go for my travel in peace. When I come back I take a taxi to pick up my car. That's it.

    Since you have insurance, if anything happens (but it shouldn't since you picked the safest location), the insurance should take care of it.

    Using this trick, I have never paid for parking at airports and never had any issues. So far I have parked near Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Luton, and Manchester Airports. And it works. I have my preferred spots now where I always park when traveling overseas.

    Good luck everyone .
    Originally posted by Yanness
    i find that parking at a train station or near to works well
    • Kernow666
    • By Kernow666 6th May 19, 1:59 PM
    • 3,383 Posts
    • 3,133 Thanks
    Kernow666
    £75 for 2 weeks parking at Cardiff airport , does that seem a good deal
    "If I know I'm going crazy, I must not be insane"
    • Jasper Milo
    • By Jasper Milo 28th Jun 19, 2:38 PM
    • 15 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    Jasper Milo
    AA members get up to 20% airport parking

    http://www.theaa.com/membersclub/benefits/aph.html
    Originally posted by eslick
    Very Nice Website.
    • Kernow666
    • By Kernow666 28th Jun 19, 6:39 PM
    • 3,383 Posts
    • 3,133 Thanks
    Kernow666
    £75 for 2 weeks parking at Cardiff airport , does that seem a good deal
    Originally posted by Kernow666


    ended up paying £57 , I used a different browser and got a cheaper price
    "If I know I'm going crazy, I must not be insane"
    • Super-D-M-F-Hell
    • By Super-D-M-F-Hell 10th Jul 19, 1:20 PM
    • 5 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Super-D-M-F-Hell
    Hi, I've just booked Manchester airport T1 parking meet and greet and saved £11 by going to Holiday Extras through the money saving expert link rather than going independently to the site. Impressed and happy!
    • adewar
    • By adewar 15th Jul 19, 1:10 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    adewar
    Airport Addons
    I've booked my Airport Parking with Airport Addons in the past. I've never had any issues and I find them pretty cheap.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 21st Jul 19, 4:52 PM
    • 2,091 Posts
    • 1,535 Thanks
    Westin
    I think you are advertising your affiliate click thru link to APH Parking.
    • TUVOK
    • By TUVOK 4th Aug 19, 6:15 PM
    • 66 Posts
    • 13 Thanks
    TUVOK
    Parking at Cardiff airport?
    Can any one help with cheapest car parking at Cardiff for 1 week?

    Thanks for any/all replies.
    • paul2louise
    • By paul2louise 1st Sep 19, 7:49 PM
    • 1,935 Posts
    • 717 Thanks
    paul2louise
    Has anyone used NCP parking. Looking for 2 weeks in Oct at BMX and have got a deal at £46 which is cheaper than any of the deals on the links from the discussion. Looks good but is it too good to be true
    • bknatha
    • By bknatha 10th Sep 19, 5:09 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    bknatha
    Manchester UPDATE / FSS Car park - Toad Park & Ride - DMD Parking at Boundary Rd Farm
    After a week on holiday we returned to the F S S Car park - Toad Park & Ride - DMD Park & Ride at Boundary Rd Farm in Manchester (1am 10th Sept 2019) to find over 30 people in reception, all wanting their keys which the staff were trying to busily locate with little luck.

    We waited 1.5 hours before one of the staff raced our car to the front – with its lights off, with the electric side window sliding back up. I enquired if it had been open all week, the chap said now, and given other reviews I believe he lied as it seems common for them to leave the windows open while parked in dusty greenhouses, the cars are parked closely together and I believe they exit the cars through the windows as they cant get the doors open to leave (other reviews on here, google reviews & other sites mention similar stories and foot marks on seats!)

    The inside of the car smelled of dirt/dust, my wife has a delicate chest & breathing and is experiencing great difficulty today.

    Our car was filthy, like it had been on safari – covered in thick, thick dust. I complained to the lady in reception but she just apologised & said they couldn’t keep up with the incoming customers & that the cars would normally be jet washed before customers returned.

    Other customers waiting with me had found their cars jammed in 5 to 10 deep, not prepared or ready for them at all – some people had been there over 4 hours.

    After using this park for many years it seems it has changed hands and is now run by ‘Care Parks’ which couldn’t be further from the truth.

    I will NEVER use this company or location again, horrendous customer/car care.
    • 21lex
    • By 21lex 16th Sep 19, 2:24 PM
    • 5 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    21lex
    Meet & Greet at Heathrow
    Booked 24 days meet and greet parking at Heathrow through Wedeal Meet and Greet, with Premium Parking Heathrow, which had 4.6 out of 5 rating. Although we phoned 35 minutes before we arrived, the 'chauffeur' was not there. Arrived 15 minutes later, and said he was waiting on level 5 , but our instructions showed level 4. No paperwork given , car not checked over by him. He just wanted me to pay the parking fee, which I refused.
    On our return , we had to wait 65 minutes for the car to be delivered to Level 5, where there are signs saying "Drop Off Only- No Pick Up" so I am expecting a fine to come through the post. Driver gave me the keys then disappeared. This was probably because there was the remains of his lunch on the seat, and the car smelt of smoke (I later found a cigarette stub in one of the car pockets) . There was also paperwork in the car, for another car and another customer , from WIZPARK. It turns out that Premium Parking and Wizpark are the same Company.
    I have asked for compensation, but Wedeal are not very helpful, and Premium Parking have not replied. It would appear that they do not publish negative Customer reviews, but there are plenty at trustpilot

    Will not be using any of them again.
    • mustardtree6
    • By mustardtree6 19th Sep 19, 9:30 AM
    • 44 Posts
    • 10 Thanks
    mustardtree6
    Parking at train stations
    i find that parking at a train station or near to works well
    Originally posted by ABARKIE

    Has anyone come across any problems parking at train stations for a week? (the one I'll be using is free anyway) or even a side street for a week? I've heard some cars get scratched by the locals.
    • Tom The Great Sebastian
    • By Tom The Great Sebastian 23rd Sep 19, 4:42 AM
    • 986 Posts
    • 1,154 Thanks
    Tom The Great Sebastian
    Has anyone come across any problems parking at train stations for a week? (the one I'll be using is free anyway) or even a side street for a week? I've heard some cars get scratched by the locals.
    Originally posted by mustardtree6
    I've been doing this for as long as I can remember and saved many thousands of pounds and never had a single issue.
    The secret is never to allow the locals see you park the car and walk off with a suitcase - I used to drop the wife and kids off around the corner while she called a taxi.
    And park as far away from a station as you can - the advent of Uber and other taxi apps has now made this much easier than it used to be.
    And the more upmarket the street the better.Posh people rarely kick up a fuss with strangers.
    Years ago it used to be possible to park within walking distance of Gatwick Airport.
    And I still have one or two secret spots stashed away within a short tube ride to Heathrow.
    Fortune favours the bold....
    Last edited by Tom The Great Sebastian; 23-09-2019 at 4:44 AM.
    • gregorykim
    • By gregorykim 14th Oct 19, 3:45 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    gregorykim
    BEWARE! "Compare the Airport Parking". I booked and paid £56 for Fly away Meet and Greet on 09/09/2019 from Gatwick. When my flights were cancelled by BA due to their pilots' strike, I went back to "Compare the Airport Parking" asking them to change my bookings as I was now flying by Easyjet They replied they would re-book me, but it might cost more, OR I COULD HAVE A FULL REFUND. I re-booked with "Looking4Parking" then emailed "Compare the Airport Parking" asking them for the refund they had said I could have, but after 5 further emails I have had no reply. BEWARE!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

710Posts Today

6,033Users online

Martin's Twitter