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Heathrow 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 our Heathrow Chauffeur Park option”.
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Top tips about airport parking

Book your 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 ahead.

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 place carefully.

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.

Executive Traveller 2003