Airport Trials Quicker Check-In Facilities
Qantas airline and Heathrow unveiled a new check in point
in trial at Heathrow’s busy Terminal 3 last week.
The joint venture involves innovative check-in technology
and self-service bag drop which it is hoped will facilitate
passenger travel experience.
Expected to be popular, particularly with frequent flyers
such as those on business, the aim is to give passengers
more flexibility in their travel plans and cut down wait
times at check in counters. During the opening of the new
baggage drop, Kathryn Leahy, the Director of Heathrow Terminal
3 commented, “We know our passengers are quick to
adopt new technology and embrace the idea of having more
control over their travel experience”.
Passengers hoping for further cut backs in travel time and
those particularly looking to benefit from having more control
over their travel experience, can additionally look into
booking a meet and greet Heathrow parking service in order
to facilitate both the arrival and departure process.
“We now live in world where speed and efficiency predominate
public demand” a Value Individual spokesperson commented,
“we offer a service that is tailor-made to those passengers
who really do want to expedite their travel experience.
The meet and greet parking option is just perfect for them“,
he continues, “as it all rests on being a convenient
and timely service”.
Booking such a specialised parking service can significantly
cut down on wasted time trying to find suitable parking
and remove the stress and worry associated with the cost
of parking, car security and personal safety to and from
the terminal building.
“The service we provide is attractive because of the
personal security it provides” explains the Value
Individual Spokesperson. “Our compounds are well lit
and there is always someone around whatever the time of
night and day. Women in particular can rest assured that
their safety will not be compromised although for total
reassurance and convenience, they may prefer to consider
Chauffeur Park option”.
To book Heathrow Parking or learn more about Heathrow parking
options, please visit
Top tips about
airport parking early
Book your airport parking in advance. If you leave it to
the last minute you will incur premium prices – the
car hire companies up their tariff for last minute bookings.
You can save up to 50% on parking by booking three months
You may choose
to drive to the airport because you have too much
luggage or because by the time you head off to rent
a car or board a public shuttle, you might as well
have driven yourself there. When you choose to drive
yourself to the airport make sure you know where you
are going to park the car!
Airport authorities give you only a split
second to drop off or pick a passenger and we know that
with the inherent security pressures surrounding airports
now, unless you have someone to stay with your bags while
you go to park your car, you have to choose your parking
Airport parking is the only one instance
in travelling where cost does not matter as much as the
service attached to it. There are many parking operators
at airports and those who have caught up service, offer
the Chauffeur Meet & Greet parking. This is where you
book your parking spot, and then at a small fee, a chauffeur
agrees to meet you at an arranged time at the main airport
of your travel. Your car is then taken away for parking
while you check in at your convenience. On arrival you are
greeted with your car. In the UK this service is currently
available at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester , Stansted, Bristol
and Edinburgh airports.
If you are one who likes to park his
or her own car and can plan your journey in such a way that
you have enough time to arrive at the airport in time for
your flight, then there a number of car parking opportunities.
Here are a few handy tips:
- Choose a car park closer to the airport.
This way if you should face any delays, the journey back
to the airport from the car park would be manageable
- Pre-book your car parking - you can
save yourself a lot of time and expenses when you do so.
It is usually cheaper to book and pay online
- Use advanced payment solutions
to budget your travel expenditure
- Calculate the duration of your flight
- Keep enough fuel in your car to get
you to and out of the airport.