More than a million travellers saved £100 each last year by pre-booking their airport parking with Holiday Extras
Almost 1 in 5 UK travellers say they still pay for their airport parking on the day! But last year more than a million UK holidaymakers saved £100 by pre-booking their parking with us.
More than 4,000 members of the public took part in our recent poll*, of whom a fifth (19 per cent) admitted to purchasing their airport parking on the day. Almost a third (29 per cent) claimed that the price of airport parking is "pretty much the same" whether booked in advance or not.
However, in reality, more than a million airport parking customers who pre-booked with us in 2019 saved an average of £100 each - that's a third of our customers saving £100 on the price they'd have paid for airport parking on the day.
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Aside from the misbelief in the price being "pretty much the same" for paying the drive-up rate, the most common reason for paying for airport parking on the day was because travellers made, or changed, their flight plans at the last minute. Two per cent claimed they never get around to pre-booking; a further one per cent said parking was arranged by their company; and 19 survey respondents said they pay on the day because "I have so much money I don't care what it costs"!
|Data Response||Number of responses||Percentage|
|Book in advance||3409||81%|
|Total not booked in advance||781||19%|
Why book with us
- We're never beaten on price so you can be sure you won't find the same airport parking anywhere else for less.
- We're the UK market leader for airport parking so we have the widest range of spaces available anywhere.
- We have an award-winning, UK based call centre so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you'll have our backing and support so you can be sure that you, and your car, will be well looked after.
We've been selling airport parking for nearly 37 years, so we know it's almost always cheaper to book it in advance.
*Research conducted between 19th-22nd October 2018 with 4,190 holidaymakers that returned from holiday at some point during the previous fortnight.
**Based on analysis of 3.2 million Holiday Extras airport parking customers in 2019 who booked an airport parking product which advertises a gate rate, comparing the price each customer paid for their parking through us to either the gate rate for that car park, where a gate rate is available, or if a gate rate is not available for that car park the cheapest gate rate available at the same airport. Data calculated 1st Jan to 10th Dec 2018.
Book your holiday extras early
It pays to book your airport parking, airport hotel or your lounge as soon as you book your flights. Prices usually go up nearer the date you fly, and last year Holiday Extras saved our airport parking customers £100 each on average when they pre-booked their airport parking instead of paying on the day.Book my hotel and parking today
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