United Kingdom Journals

Airports and parking at airports

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A travel journal to United Kingdom by catsholiday

Quote: This is a collection of reviews and experiences in airports including the car parking in the UK

Purple Parking Business

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Attraction | "Very handy Parking"

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Purple Parking BusinessWe have recently used Purple Parking meet and greet when using Heathrow but this last flight was very early in the morning and we booked to stay in the Hilton hotel on Bath road and this Purple Parking business car park is just a few blocks from the hotel on the way towards the airport . We decided that it was worth saving the money and using this as it was quite convenient for dropping off and also near enough to the airport that we could get a fairly quick get away on our return too.By using this method we saved about £50 which was about the cost of our hotel for the night. This saved us driving down three and a bit hours in the night and was rea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2013

Purple Parking Business
Bath Road, Near Heathrow Airport
London, England

Heathrow Airport

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Attraction | "Less Stressful than we had thought it might be"

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Heathrow Terminal 5We usually avoid flying from Heathrow as our previous experiences have been awful. Firstly the Meet and Greet Purple parking Business being so close to the airport helped as we were able to be dropped off almost at the terminal door. The next pleasant surprise was that theBA/ Iberia check in desk did not have a huge queue. We had already checked in for our Heathrow to Madrid but they would not allow us to check in for the longer Madrid to Quito leg so we were a little concerned as to what seats we might get left with. We were greeted by the girl at the desk and manged to get quite okay seats and the luggage was checked through to Quito so ll was as goo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 8, 2010

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport Limited, The Compass Centre, Nelson Road
Hounslow, England 6 2
+44 (0)844 335 1

Purple Parking Meet & Greet

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Attraction | "We chose to be 'Meet & Greet'"

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Purple Parking Meet and GreetThis is listed as an attraction as there were other choices but thought it was useful for fellow travellers to know.Why bother?We paid a little more for the meet and greet service as there is nothing worse than arriving at Heathrow after a long flight and then having to go into the bowels of the airport to wait for a bus to take you to the parking lot which is in Southall somewhere then you have to find your way out and on to the M25 before the long drive back to Derby for us.Saying goodbye to our car:We were leaving from Terminal 1 at Heathrow so the instructions were to phone 30 minutes before you were going to arrive so th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 6, 2011

Purple Parking Meet & Greet
Heathrow Terminals 1-5
Hounslow, London, England

Heathrow Airport

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Attraction | "Terminal 1 - all is forgiven"

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Heathrow Terminal 1We usually avoid flying from Heathrow as our previous experiences have been awful. Firstly the Meet and Greet Purple parking helped as we were able to arrive virtually at the terminal door. The next pleasant surprise was that the Air New Zealand check in desk was just to the right of the door we came in and to make things even better the check in desks were open a full four and a half hours before the flight time. We were greeted by the young girl at the start of the queue and she asked if we had our ESTA as we were having to get off at LA, go through passport control and collect our luggage, go through customs then hand it in to the Air New Zealand staff ju...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2011

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport Limited, The Compass Centre, Nelson Road
Hounslow, England 6 2
+44 (0)844 335 1

Birmingham International Airport

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Attraction | "Perfect parking for Birmingham Airport "

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APH Parking Birmingham AirportThe parking here is off site and the place where you leave your car is just off the M42/A446 roundabout at somewhere called Hams Hall. We choose this facility as it is most convenient for us as we come from Derby along the A38 onto the A446 and we are there at the car park and the journey takes about 45minutes from home.Prior to arriving at the car park you need to book and pay for your parking stating when you are going to be leaving , how many passengers in the car, your registration number and then the flight number and time of your return flight. We paid about 40 pounds for 12 days but as I booked through Topcashback I got about 5 pounds back....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 12, 2011

Birmingham International Airport
Diamond House, Airport Way
Birmingham, England B26 3QJ
+44 870 733 5511

Birmingham International Airport

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Attraction | "Convenient decent airport"

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Birmingham AirportAs often as we can we choose to fly from Birmingham Airport as it is our closest long distance airport to Derby. East Midlands is far closer but the number of flights and possible destinations is limited so on about 75% of our journeys we leave from BHX Birmingham International Airport.Birmingham Airport is far smaller than Heathrow ,Gatwick or Manchester I believe but bigger than East Midlands or Coventry. I can’t speak for any other airports in the UK as I have not flown from any others. At BHX there are two terminals but they are housed in the same long building and it is an easy walk between the two all within the building.It is possible to get...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2011

Birmingham International Airport
Diamond House, Airport Way
Birmingham, England B26 3QJ
+44 870 733 5511