New feature alert: compare drive-up prices vs. pre-booked rates

  • 15 May, 2015
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New feature alert: compare drive-up prices vs. pre-booked rates

Price Cost Saving

Here at Airport Parking Shop we all know that our price comparison engine is able to find the cheapest deals available out there. However, just knowing is not enough – we like to see the actual saving made by booking at the moment of browsing and researching and not leaving it until later, i.e. the day of the departure!

A picture tells a thousand words; a few digits crossed out next to the current price have the same effect. This week we rolled out a new feature – drive-up price comparison – for some of the car parks where it is possible to simply drive up and park. That figure crossed out is what you would pay if you turned up on the day!

When looking at search results, look for this:

drive-up-vs-prebook

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We’d Like To Agree Airport Parking Prices Only Go Up. But We Can’t. Here’s Why

  • 20 Jun, 2014
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We’d Like To Agree Airport Parking Prices Only Go Up. But We Can’t. Here’s Why

You’ve worked out your summer holiday budget, booked your flights, and then… you groan. You forgot the airport parking. Extortionate, rip-off, always more expensive airport parking.

Or is it?

At Airport Parking Shop, we decided to have a look at whether or not airport parking really does always get more expensive year on year. So, we gathered data for 27 of the UK’s leading airports, looked at the cheapest available option for each, and found that over a quarter of airports have parking options available that are cheaper this year than they were in 2013, while prices remained the same for 19% of the UK’s airports.

Although London City had the biggest price reduction with prices down 39% year on year, it is still the most expensive overall with 2 weeks parking costing £140.

Leaving your car for two weeks in August at Stansted and Gatwick airports will cost you less this year than last year, with cheapest option now available at 30% less for Stansted and 3% less for Gatwick.

UK-AirportParkingMap

What We Compared

A year ago, we took an example of 14 days (two weeks’ trip) in August and ran parking searches for each and every airport listed on our site. The dates we chose were 12-26 August, and we repeated the same search in early summer this year. Read More