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    • By MSE Archna 5th Aug 08, 6:12 PM
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    Cheap Airport Parking Discussion
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    • yummymummy222
    • By yummymummy222 7th Jun 12, 10:28 AM
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    Anyone know of cheap airport parking for Leeds/Bradford for this July for 7 days ?
  • Jo84
    Anyone know of cheap airport parking for Leeds/Bradford for this July for 7 days ?
    Originally posted by yummymummy222
    Have you tried looking4parking.com, I used them last year. It's a price comparison site. Fairly good prices from what I remember.
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  • royboy68
    I fly with Jet2 from Blackpool. Its only a small airport with the one carrier and only a couple of planes going to 8 destinations but its easy. The airport charge £10 to all passengers as an airport development fee but they give free parking. We fly to Faro for a 2 week break in the height of summer and if you take the development cost as the parking fee thats £20 for 2 weeks parking as theres only 2 of us.
  • jlee183
    Anyone thought about parking at a near by train station?

    For instance, Merstham train station is only about 17 mins (freq trains) from Gatwick and to park there for 1 week cost £22.

    There should be CCTV at the car park so I imagine it is safe. I guess the down side is that it is probably filled-up with London commuters every day anyway
  • juless
    Anyone have a code for manchester airport parking
    Does anyone have a code for manchester airport parking on site or valet parking if possible please We go saturday so I dont have time to be looking at the ones you get free if you can buy cheaper elsewhere IYKWIM thankyou anybody
  • mchu6am4
    Manchester Airport Parking
    Hi,

    Just done a comparison between 'essentialtravel.co.uk' and 'looking4parking.com' and can see the APH car park is cheaper on looking4parking (£27.44) for five days compared to essential (£34.30).

    However, there is only one listing for APH (APH Manchester - All Terminals) on essentialtravel website, whereas, there are two entries on looking4parking website, one is APH Manchester (£27.44) and the other is APH Manchester Undercover (£37.44)?

    Are essential likely to honour the free parking based on this comparison?
  • blakpawn
    Dont use APH they cancel at the last minute literally.
    I made a booking with APH for meet and greet parking last week.
    I called them 3 times on the day to find out exactly where we were meant to meet on the last occasion they said they were "too busy" and I would have to park in the normal long stay car parks. Because I was now at the airport at the scheduled time to drop off my car I had no time to make alternate arrangements. The default cost for long stay was £100 in addition to the £50 APH charged. I have still received no money back from APH. If they had told me in advance they were too busy then I would have made other arrangements.
  • Mike_Yorkshire
    I made a booking with Thomson Holidays last Friday along with car parking for Manchester Airport through Holiday Extras (£39.99).
    Holiday extras promise to give you free car parking for the period of your stay if you found it cheaper anywhere else.
    On Saturday less than 24 hours after booking the car parking l followed the thread on Airport Car Parking on MSE and it lead me through to another website 'Sky Park Secure' that quoted 11% cheaper(£35.59) than Holiday Extras. So l rang Holiday Extras explaining what l had found, l forwarded screen shots of the offer but as you may have already have guessed they have come back quoting Terms and Conditions.
    They rejected it because of the following:
    1) Prices that are part of a customer loyalty, members or loyalty reward scheme
    2)Prices that are part of a staff discount scheme
    3) Prices that are part of any other discount or special offer deal.

    So my advice is be very careful when booking through Holiday Extras as they do break Guarantee Promises.
    • GlennTheBaker
    • By GlennTheBaker 2nd Jul 12, 10:16 PM
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    GlennTheBaker
    Last week I booked a 1 night stay in October at the Heathrow Marriott hotel with parking for up to 15 days through Essential Travel for £172.68 (inc cancellation waiver). I found the same package for £154.80 through the hotel's own website so claimed under their "Free If It Is Cheaper" guarantee and have today received an email confirming my stay will be refunded in full.

    I'm not even flying, I'm staying there after going to Legoland with my free tickets from The Sun.
  • PMacMcr
    Thanks for the tip plus is it an idea to...?
    Was looking for a Discount for Mcr Airport; have NEVER used my AA membership before for anything - in fact never even used it for calling out the AA. Anyway thanks to someone on here managed to save a fiver (10%) on Meet and Greet which I've used once before (it was brilliant, literally right outside the door and probably even less than the 2 mins they say from the Airport front door).

    BUT noticed after I'd booked that they will charge any extra time if you are late etc. Wondered whether anyone had any gen on whether they charge by the full day - so rather than me saying I was going at Weds 3pm and returning Sun 10pm, would I have been charged the same if I had said Weds 1am till Sun 11.30pm. I'm just a bit worried that with an hours delay late at night I could slip into the additional time (an extra day?) by being say half an hour late.
  • PMacMcr
    Exactly why....
    I made a booking with Thomson Holidays last Friday along with car parking for Manchester Airport through Holiday Extras (£39.99).
    Holiday extras promise to give you free car parking for the period of your stay if you found it cheaper anywhere else.
    On Saturday less than 24 hours after booking the car parking l followed the thread on Airport Car Parking on MSE and it lead me through to another website 'Sky Park Secure' that quoted 11% cheaper(£35.59) than Holiday Extras. So l rang Holiday Extras explaining what l had found, l forwarded screen shots of the offer but as you may have already have guessed they have come back quoting Terms and Conditions.
    They rejected it because of the following:
    1) Prices that are part of a customer loyalty, members or loyalty reward scheme
    2)Prices that are part of a staff discount scheme
    3) Prices that are part of any other discount or special offer deal.

    So my advice is be very careful when booking through Holiday Extras as they do break Guarantee Promises.
    Originally posted by Mike_Yorkshire

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    Sorry just posted then saw this; I saw their "offer" too. I had Mcr Airport main site quoting £49.99 and HE quoting £89 (I think). Thought about the "Free if...." but just don't trust things like this so by passed it - looks like with good reason! Eventually after coming on here booked with the AA for £45 ALTHOUGH I saw the HE logo at the top of the AA page, so I presume in one way or another I have gone thru them!
  • aidanjc
    Avoid Drivefly Airport Parking at Luton Airport
    Hoping my experience may help others.

    I used this company when I went skiing in February from Luton and it was a great service. So good in fact that when I recently went to Portugal from Luton I used them again but had a less than happy experience the second time..

    When I left my car with them it was a sunny Friday afternoon. When I returned it was after midnight, wet and dark. The collection point where we waited for the driver was dark and poorly lit. The driver gave me my keys and exchanged hardly any words. Within minutes of leaving the airport under the motorway lighting I noticed a very large hairline crack in the windscreen which was not there when I left for my holiday. I immediately phoned back on the number I had used to let the driver know we had cleared baggage reclaim. I told him of the crack. He told me simply to email the office. He seemed sheepish and did not say much but English was not his first language anyway. I suspect they are told not to enter into any discussion is these situations and simply say “email the office”.

    I did this the very next day with lots of photographs taken in the dark on my way home from the airport where I pulled over at the first service station I came to and got no response at all. After four days of no responses I telephoned yesterday to be told by the lady I booked with that "Customer Complaints” were looking into it and I would get an email.

    About an hour later I got a badly worded brief email written denying any responsibility saying that they do not check windscreens and the damage wasn't notified when the vehicle was collected. This crack is so big there is no way that anyone would not have seen it in a car park over a period of ten days or indeed anyone driving it for more than a few minutes.

    Most of the numbers used are mobile numbers even for booking which seems odd. I get the impression it is an operation run from a very small premises by perhaps two or three family members.
    Luckily it could be worse and it wasn't our main family car but a second car run-around. I would look at all the exclusions shown on the website if anyone is thinking of booking. Although a user of this website for many years I have not posted messages before and as a new user am not allowed to post links. It is simply drivefly with a .co.uk. Hope I am allowed to do it that way...

    They seem to accept responsibility for nothing. I would be very concerned about leaving a good car with them. Clause 5.2 states that even if they agree compensation they won't be responsible for the first £200 of any claim up to £1,000 or £400 for any claim over £1,000. That seems odd where they have damaged your vehicle that you the customer have to pay an "excess" for their damage.
    In summary STEER WELL CLEAR OF DRIVEFLY airport parking based on my experience. Otherwise book at your peril….

    PS - they operate at Heathrow and Gatwick as well. if you must use them I would suggest taking photos all around your car before departure and check extremely carefully on your return. I suspect they would still try to deny any responsibility though.

    Happy Holidays!
  • IanNWendy
    Best Airport Parking
    We have just used Magic Parking limited, for our meet and greet airport parking. It was all so easy to use, we booked online with no problems, met the driver at the airport and off we went. Car was waiting for us on our return. First ever time of using meet and greet airport parking, will definately use Magic Parking Limited again. We flew from Heathrow Terminal 4. We have now booked a week in October and have booked Magic Parking Gatwick this time will let you all know how it goes. Easy to find just type Magic Parking into Google.
    • mnavarra
    • By mnavarra 13th Aug 12, 4:01 PM
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    mnavarra
    Gatwick Parking deals/coupons etc?
    Need to get some on-site parking at London Gatwick for a week in Sept. Anyone have any useful weblinks or codes for a good price online? Would like to use the car parks within the Gatwick site.

    Thanks
  • TrowbridgeTraveller
    Links to airport parking companies
    I've found the following site useful :

    www.purpleparkin.co.uk

    It has links to a lot of the main airport parking companies (eg Airparks, APH, Purple Parking). I find it easy to use this page and open up a load of links on new tabs, and I can compare from there.
  • IanNWendy
    Links for cheap Airport Parking
    Hi Mnavarra we booked using MagicParking.co.uk and the service was so stress free, easy to find prices and drivers where on time on drop off and collection. The website is well worth a look as the booking form is also fun to use. Have a look and let me know if you agree.

    It might of been MagicParking.com

    Ian and Wendy
    • smoggylass
    • By smoggylass 20th Aug 12, 11:03 AM
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    smoggylass
    Newcastle airport new codes are JET2 and LS7. It was £42.99 and i got it for £29.99
    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 23rd Aug 12, 10:38 AM
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    edmund_blackadder
    Essential travel have a price guarantee which seems to be fallible- i.e you can find prices to beat them and hence get free parking.

    The credit goes to hotUKdeals

    I’m just mentioning it here as I’ve not seen it on MSE and it still seems to be valid

    I got a 21 day parking stint at LHR for free (Purple Parking with ITT code was £70) by getting their quote(for another car park provider) and then finding a cheaper one with the same provider.

    I paid for their quote (and just to be safe added the 50p claim waiver fee) and then emailed CS.
    I was contacted by their CS within 24 hours who told me my claim was valid and my CC was refunded the original cost 3 working days later.

    I used Airport-parking- Shop to find cheaper comparisons. There are other such as
    Parking4less.

    Oh and don't forget to go Through Quidco or TCB-Quidco tracked for me-and I got paid £7.00 to park.


    Good luck!
    Originally posted by blindman
    Thanks blindman.... this worked really well for me for our two weeks car parking at Birmingham Airport! Saved me just over £100!

    The only downside was that I forgot to do the Quidco bit.... but I'll remember next time.
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    • GlennTheBaker
    • By GlennTheBaker 26th Aug 12, 10:50 AM
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    GlennTheBaker
    Last week I booked a 1 night stay in October at the Heathrow Marriott hotel with parking for up to 15 days through Essential Travel for £172.68 (inc cancellation waiver). I found the same package for £154.80 through the hotel's own website so claimed under their "Free If It Is Cheaper" guarantee and have today received an email confirming my stay will be refunded in full.

    I'm not even flying, I'm staying there after going to Legoland with my free tickets from The Sun.
    Originally posted by GlennTheBaker
    An update for anyone interested: I have this morning received a cheque for £154.80 from Essential Travel in respect of the above claim and the remainder will be refunded to my card upon completion of my stay
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    • blindman
    • By blindman 29th Aug 12, 9:47 AM
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    An update for anyone interested: I have this morning received a cheque for £154.80 from Essential Travel in respect of the above claim and the remainder will be refunded to my card upon completion of my stay
    Originally posted by GlennTheBaker
    Update:

    Essential Travel now only refund the difference for Hotel + Parking

    Our Airport Hotel Price Guarantee

    We guarantee that if you find the identical airport hotel (with or without parking) for less on the same day of booking with us and let us know immediately, we'll refund the difference in price of your booking.
    The parking only though is still free

    Best Prices Guaranteed or Park for FREE!

    We guarantee that if you find the identical car park for less on the same day of booking with us, and let us know immediately, we’ll refund the whole price of your booking. That's right, we'll let you park for FREE!
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