This time of year, it's always tempting to book last-minute excursions. Perhaps you're desperate for an escape before family and friends come together in the same stressful location. Maybe, you've just made the decision to spend the holidays in your childhood home alongside mom and dad. Whatever the reason, a great many of us find ourselves purchasing impulsive tickets and standing in long airport lines throughout these final few weeks of the year.
Sometimes, even with spur of the moment travel, a little advance planning pays off. At London's Gatwick airport, which happens to be a hub for many of the European budget airlines offering those last minute deals, booking airport parking even just a day ahead could save £10 every day. Even if you're off for a short 72 hour journey, that can still add up to a hefty amount. At the very least, it is money far better spent on a cultural meal in your destination of choice, or perhaps a souvenir gift for the last person left on your Christmas list.
So how can you save the cash? Holiday Extras, a company that features all sorts of airport assistance to travelers, from nearby hotels to lounge access, has a wide range of Gatwick parking options, and they start at just £3.37 a day.
The user-friendly website offers packages based on the varying needs of different travelers, whether that option be the cheapest or the highest in convenience. You can have your car stowed onsite or offsite, parked by a valet or dropped off yourself. One offsite choice boasts round the clock security patrolling the fenced-in perimeter. Who knew airport parking could be so high-class?
Depending on the package you choose, through the end of January, you could even end up with a free car wash while you're away. And everyone likes coming home from a busy weekend to something shiny and clean.
Whether you're looking for all the frills (the Meet and Greet option, for example, provides a uniformed driver to meet you in your terminal) or none at all, Holiday Extras likely has an option for you. As a bonus, you'll save quite a bit of money too.
This post was written by Dave, and brought to you by Holiday Extras.