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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 5th Aug 08, 6:12 PM
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    Cheap Airport Parking Discussion
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    Cheap Airport Parking Discussion 5th Aug 08 at 6:12 PM


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    • RobertinHerts
    • By RobertinHerts 1st Jul 09, 9:21 PM
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    RobertinHerts
    Luton Airport new drop-off / pick-up arrangements
    From today Luton Airport has new drop-off and pick-up arrangements:

    1 fee to drop-off. Or drop-off at mid-term parking with 60 mins free parking then use the shuttle bus. Pick-up only from mid-term parking with 60 mins free parking using the shuttle bus. Note a round-trip to assist someone to the airport building was taking 50 mins today.

    See news item http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8127970.stm

    Robert
  • TrowbridgeTraveller
    Purple Parking New Website
    Hi All,

    It seems that Purple Parking have updated their website.

    As well as the normal airport parking deals, they are also offering airport hotel+parking deals, and just simple airport hotel deals. Some of their quotes still seem very competitive (eg around 80-100 for a night in a hotel hotel plus a weeks parking at Heathrow).

    Keep checking the forums for codes too!
    • RobertinHerts
    • By RobertinHerts 11th Jul 09, 3:33 PM
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    RobertinHerts
    Thanks to you and Millydog for mentioning this company. I always assumed any meet and greet service would be expensive but their quote is little more than the one with a ten minute bus journey that we normally use. Nothing like the 20 extra per week that you encountered. I'm very tempted.

    Anyone else here used them?

    Robert
    Originally posted by RobertinHerts
    Having looked through a number of reviews, not this specific company as I not found any other reviews for them, I'm now wary of Meet & Greet.

    Looks like the concept is excellent when it works, and when it does work customers will rarely bother to write a review. However when it doesn't work apparently it's a real pain. The customer is totally dependent on the phone call and is all alone. Also few are acredited for their security, and some allow undesirable situations to occur that would be difficult to acheive within a compound.

    I was tempted but have now decided to resort to the conventional drive to and from the car park.
  • buckers_wv
    I've always used MF Airport Parking, seem to always have pretty low prices, especially on Manchester. Think I paid something like 23 for 8 days parking a couple of months ago.

    http://www.mfairportparking.com
  • tyler-durden
    Holiday Extras
    The holiday extras best price guarantee referenced on the site is a complete con and what's worse they have taken the money saving expert logo and proudly referenced you on their site with the words "The biggest of the sites, Holiday Extras also offers a best price guarantee". I looked for an airport hotel and parking offer earlier and found that an offer for the exact same hotel and parking deal with the same terms and conditions was available through both AHP and Purple Parking for 14 cheaper. The only difference was that the holiday extras offer used holiday extras own parking facility and transfers and the others used AHP's parking and transfers. The parking arrangements were the same, regular free transfers the same and the time quoted from airport to parking area was only 1 minute different. In consumer terms the deal was identicle. Holiday extras refused to honour their best price guarentee because the parking locations offered were not the same. This was the only difference they could find. Apart from this they agreed that the offer was exactly the same. However, from a consumer perspective this is no different. It is a hotel deal with off airport parking and free transfers. I am not getting a different hotel offer. I am not getting a different parking and transfers package. I am not getting any special services or treatment whatsoever from Holiday Extras. I am simply parking at a different (but almost next door) location and getting charged an extra 14 for the privilage. Whats more, when challenged they agreed to refund the hotel and parking but refused to refund my credit card booking fee! So not only have they failed miserably to uphold their best price guarantee but they also kept my credit card booking fee for my trouble! On that note, do any other booking agents use holiday extras parking facilities because if not that would really show the guarantee for the con that it is. Obviously I have now booked the cheaper option as any self respecting money saver would but I suggest you pass on the appropriate warnings to everybody else and try and get your logo removed from their website.
  • bloaty
    I've always used MF Airport Parking, seem to always have pretty low prices, especially on Manchester. Think I paid something like 23 for 8 days parking a couple of months ago.

    http://www.mfairportparking.com
    Originally posted by buckers_wv
    I have just booked 8 days in Manchester for Dec at Manchester Airport Jetparks (on airport) for 19.94 with a 10% discount code. Was 17.99 after discount but there is a 1.95 BF. Extra 1 for cancellation protection if you want it.

    www.skyparksecure.co.uk

    Once you have made a booking with them you can take part in their recommend a friend scheme. Your friend gets 10% discount and you get a 5 credit for your next booking.
  • foxystoat69
    Purple Parking 20% off
    http://www.purpleparking.com/?source=E58W

    Enter promo code E58W in the space provided, for bookings made up to December 16
  • thebigyin
    Best airport parking price guarantee
    Contact me directly - I work for SkyParkSecure and the guys in customer services will always do everything they can to get the best deal at any airport.
  • LoubyLou2
    Aph - avoid like the plague
    Have a look at these two



    Aph link was the cheapest for us from out local airport but easyjet have a price promise and gave a double the difference and therefore I was able to save 24 on the price. I emailed them first and they agreed to the Aph rate but when my father in law tried without emailing first they said it was a special offer and wouldnt honnor it so may be worth dropping them a mail first. But saying that Aph was the cheapest I could I could find by 12.
    Originally posted by eslick
    DO NOT USE APH!!!

    I feel I must share my experience after seeing APH Airport Parking mentioned in Martin's email this week.
    After getting a discount through my car insurer, I booked a week's parking with APH (Gatwick airport) earlier this year.
    After a lovely holiday, I returned to APH to discover that substantial damage had been caused to my car by their staff.
    Whilst the onsite staff were helpful and reassuring, their subsequent customer 'care' was absolutely appalling.
    Despite the onsite staff confirming the several hundred pounds worth of damage caused to my car could ONLY have happened whilst with them, every conversation I had with their Operations Director after this was nothing short of a debacle.
    To say she was rude doesnt even touch the surface - I was patronised, spoken to like an idiot and she was determind APH would not be paying for the repairs. I was equally determined they would.
    To cut a long story short, I have NEVER before been so disgusted with customer service. Eventually, and only after I started copying the company managing director into all my emails, did I make any progress with this. Eventually, APH did pay for the car repairs, but I should NEVER have experienced the disgusting, inappropriate and appalling behaviour displayed by a senior member of their staff.
    I cannot say in strong enough terms DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY.
    • beekay1943
    • By beekay1943 9th Jun 10, 11:47 AM
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    beekay1943
    Obliging Neighbours
    We reside approximately 10 miles from our local airport and the taxi ride there is usually around 20 (or more) per trip. A few of the neighbours have agreed that they would be willing to transport couples or small families to/from the airport at no charge. There are usually several offers when you e-mail your requirements and rarely is anyone left to seek a taxi. This arrangement has been working well for several years now, as long as you are willing to take your turn every now and again, and completely avoids the necessity of leaving your car at the airport. I appreciate that it might not be so convenient if the distance to the airport is far greater than our 10 miles but it is certainly worth considering setting up such a scheme in your own neighbourhood. Ours works particularly well since most of the neighbours are retired and available most times of the day or evenings.
    Last edited by beekay1943; 11-06-2010 at 2:45 PM.
    • nigelsmith
    • By nigelsmith 9th Jun 10, 8:16 PM
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    nigelsmith
    Martin's latest email gives a 10% discount code for holidayextras.com parking.
    After getting a quote from them I have been through the booking process with them right up to entering card details, and can't find any box to enter the code at all.
    Has anybody successfully managed this?
    • andyca
    • By andyca 13th Jun 10, 3:14 PM
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    andyca
    I had the same query and holidayextras customer support informed me the discount code applies to only non BAA parking. If you have selected a BAA business short term or long term parking option there will be nowhere to apply this code as the prices are fixed by BAA and holidayextras cannot apply any further discounts.

    Would be nice to update the MSE page to reflect this, or have the box available on the HE payment page but explaining that codes will not be applied and why.

    andyca
    • dekkard
    • By dekkard 5th Sep 10, 11:08 PM
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    dekkard
    Bournemouth airport - alternative parking options
    I've been looking for cheap parking options for Bournemouth airport.

    I don't live far away from the airport but the public transport options are limited (shuttle bus service ends at 7pm for example).

    There don't seem to be any commercial parking alternatives but I've now booked a space with someone who rents spaces on their own private property. I found the details on this site: www.parkatmyhouse.co.uk

    Hope this helps someone else...
  • barnabee
    Cardiff Airport cheaper to turn up and pay rather than pre booking
    Cardiff Airport has changed the way it charges for onsite car parking. From 1st January 2011 it will be cheaper to turn up and pay at the gate rather than pre booking.

    Full details click here

    I have run a few test cases and it is working out about 15% cheaper not to pre book onsite at the mo. However, it may still be cheaper to check quotes from some of the local off site parking providers.
    • Geoffrey Coan
    • By Geoffrey Coan 3rd Mar 11, 3:27 AM
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    Geoffrey Coan
    I've been travelling out weekly through Heathrow for most of the last 9 months and with frequent trips to India as well I've had more than my fair share of using the airport parking companies at Heathrow.
    First of all to say that a lot of the companies are available via the cashback sites, 10-12% through TopCashBack or Quidco so that's easy money to make.
    As I've been travelling on business I have almost always used the Valet Parking services as I'm slightly less precious about the cost and I don't want to put up with the wait afterwards.
    My experiences briefly are:
    - BAA short stay at terminal 1 is fantastic value if you're staying for 3-4 days. Quite often cheaper than the meet and greet services and over 100 cheaper than if I paid the normal ticket price
    - Purple Parking seem to have the best service, you never wait for them to arrive, they are always there to meet you on time, but conversely they are the most expensive valet service
    - Sometimes you see "Budget parking" advertised as a company, this is sometimes Purple Parking in disguise so you get the same service @ lower cost
    - Generally dropping the car off is quite hassle free and rarely have I had to wait for the driver to arrive. This seems to be regardless of company
    - Conversely collecting the car can sometimes be a pain. They always tell you to phone when you have collected your bags on arrival; I almost always phone when I get off the plane as otherwise you can end up waiting 10-15 minutes for them to arrive
    - The service is much of a muchness across the companies. SkyParkSecure is my current preferred vendor but I've tried APH, Park and Go (did have to wait for them a few times), SecurePark, MBW, etc.
    I'd be happier on holiday in Brittany than being at work !
    • Twiggy_34
    • By Twiggy_34 30th Mar 11, 4:22 PM
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    Twiggy_34
    Holiday Extra's - Has any one had a price guarantee refund?
    I was just wondering if anyone out there has successfully received a refund from Holiday Extra's (HE's) best price guarantee? I booked parking through them lastnight for our local airport and while trying to find information about the airports rules with regard to delayed flights etc came across another site where I thought I'd see if they could beat HE's price. The new quote is for the exact like for like product and I was rewarded with a price 2 cheaper.

    I had to wait until HE's offices were open today to put in a claim using their best price guarantee, but because the the competition has since increased their price they have refused my claim:

    Thank you for contacting us regarding your booking.

    I have reviewed your query and unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund in this instance.

    This is because we have been unable to find the quoted price of 42.99.

    Thank you once again for booking with Holiday Extras.
    I have responded to their customer service team questioning the validity of their refusal. Fortunately I had the insight to print all the quote screens (right up to the point at which I would have had to pay) to pdf as proof of the price quoted and am currently waiting to hear back as to whether they will accept this proof and therefore accept my claim.

    My guess is that they're counting on price fluctuations and customers being unable to prove if they found a cheaper price or not.

    UPDATE: Had a call at lunchtime today, they've now accepted my 'price match' and say they will refund my 45 once we've returned from holiday. Bonus
    Last edited by Twiggy_34; 01-04-2011 at 5:16 PM. Reason: Update
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    • Munro Bagger
    • By Munro Bagger 3rd Apr 11, 10:29 PM
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    Munro Bagger
    Hello fellow MoneySavers!

    I'd really appreciate some advice on parking at Edinburgh Airport. This is the first time I'm flying from there, and the first time I need to park my car! I'm travelling up from Newcastle, but because of the flight times, trains and buses in both directions are not possible.

    I've searched the web and found a few good deals for 3-days parking in May, hovering around 17-18.
    However, because I've read some horror stories about vehicles being moved after they've been parked, I'm specifically looking for a self-park option, where I can take the keys away with me!

    Can anyone recommend a long stay self-park car park, that's easy to locate and has a reliable transfer service?
    In particular, as anyone ever used the Edinburgh Long Stay airport car park? Their "supersaver offer" is currently very reasonable, and I was thinking of going with it (although it doesn't state 'self-park).

    Finally, has anyone ever been held rigidly to the book-in times? I'm a bit worried because I'm travelling a fair distance, and despite my best efforts, I could arrive half and hour early (or late) due to traffic.

    Many thanks!!

    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 3rd Apr 11, 11:05 PM
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    wealdroam
    Hello fellow MoneySavers!

    I'd really appreciate some advice on parking at Edinburgh Airport. This is the first time I'm flying from there, and the first time I need to park my car! I'm travelling up from Newcastle, but because of the flight times, trains and buses in both directions are not possible.

    I've searched the web and found a few good deals for 3-days parking in May, hovering around 17-18.
    However, because I've read some horror stories about vehicles being moved after they've been parked, I'm specifically looking for a self-park option, where I can take the keys away with me!

    Can anyone recommend a long stay self-park car park, that's easy to locate and has a reliable transfer service?
    In particular, as anyone ever used the Edinburgh Long Stay airport car park? Their "supersaver offer" is currently very reasonable, and I was thinking of going with it (although it doesn't state 'self-park).

    Finally, has anyone ever been held rigidly to the book-in times? I'm a bit worried because I'm travelling a fair distance, and despite my best efforts, I could arrive half and hour early (or late) due to traffic.

    Many thanks!!
    Originally posted by Munro Bagger
    You may get a better response on the thread entitled...
    Cheap Airport Parking: Edinburgh Airport hints, tips and local parking
    • Munro Bagger
    • By Munro Bagger 4th Apr 11, 2:29 PM
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    Munro Bagger
    Many thanks Wealdroam

  • Karasakibikes
    Found cheap airport parking
    Hi
    I can recommend a site for cheap airport parking, try

    c-a-p.co.uk

    cheers
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