One quarter of UK holidaymakers are overpaying for airport parking
Covid uncertainty is putting travellers off airport parking savings
London, UK October 5th 2020 ---- 25% of UK airport travellers are overpaying for airport parking by paying on the day. That's according to our latest survey of British holidaymakers
The survey, which ran at the end of September and spoke to 1000 people who had flown from a UK airport in the previous 12 months, not only found that a quarter of travellers were paying on the day but also found that 15% of travellers believed there was no saving from booking airport parking in advance versus paying on the gate. In reality, paying for airport parking on the day averages 60% more expensive than booking in advance..The findings follow an identical survey the company carried out two years ago in September 2018, which at the time found fewer than one in five (18%) of travellers paying on the day.
What's changed since 2018? Inevitably, Covid. 25% of respondents to the most recent survey said that the reason for paying for parking on the day was in case Covid impacted their travel plans.
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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
Seamus McCauley, Editor-in-Chief at Holiday Extras, commented:
"This is the second time in two years we've asked British holidaymakers whether they're booking their airport parking in advance, and in two years the numbers have got worse. A quarter of people are now overpaying for their airport parking by waiting until they drive up to the gate, when our customers are saving £100 each by booking ahead."
If you're flying out of a UK airport, even if you think your plans might change, even if you think Covid might mean you have to cancel, it's almost always cheaper to book ahead, and the earlier the book the more you normally save. You can book with Holiday Extras with free cancellation, so even if you need to change your plans you can get your money back or take a voucher to use when you are flying."
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We want to help you travel hassle-free!
At the moment the best way to get help with a booking is online, by visiting our help and support page.