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  • Mikeact 252 posts

    Just been checking on the Heathrow App for parking options. Going out T5, returning to T3. I was thinking of doing the usual, T3 Business on the Northern Perimeter, next door to T5 Long Stay….get the cheapest for a couple of weeks and use their bus for transfers.
    Interesting options have come up.
    T3 Business £181 T5 LS £170
    (T3 Long Stay £159 by comparison.)
    But, scrolling down at other options;
    T5 or T3 Meet & Greet, both (£166.20)
    At checkout, indicate arrival terminal.
    Seems best bet, apart from third party sites.
    Any particular comments / issues?

    Man of Kent 90 posts

    I’ve used T3 Business Parking which was fine. I considered the Meet & Greet as it was slightly cheaper at the time but I just didn’t fancy handing over my keys.

    Travel Strong 325 posts

    Don’t forget TopCashback for 7.5% off official parking.

    I also don’t hand over my keys, so like the standard options.

    TGLoyalty 784 posts

    Official Heathrow meet and greet was great when I used leave T4 arrive T5. No problem handing over my keys to the airport but I don’t leave personal items in it when it’s parked for multiple days regardless.

    Man of Kent 90 posts

    Travel Strong just reminded me that you can book through the eStore to get Avios and also earn Heathrow Rewards.

    PointsChaser 39 posts

    I regularly use the meet and greet and have not had any problems with it.

    stevenhp1987 346 posts

    Personally, I’d park in T3 long stay then take the train to swap to T5. We always park in the terminal we arrive at, especially if you arrive late, which makes life easier.

    I personally don’t like giving my keys away so always avoid Meet & Greet.

    We always park T3/T5 long stay. The business buses are not that much more common to justify the increase in cost imo. Ymmv though.

    They offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before too. I regularly go into a booking, hit modify, and it spits out the price difference. If it’s negative, I just click confirm and get my easy refund! As Travel Strong says, book via TCB.

    Rui N. 888 posts

    I did not know that modify trick! Just saved 40 quid!

    marshy11 248 posts

    Official Heathrow meet and greet was great when I used leave T4 arrive T5. No problem handing over my keys to the airport but I don’t leave personal items in it when it’s parked for multiple days regardless.

    Caused a lot of damage to the underside of our car which we didn’t notice until we got home to Cornwall. Fortunately during the email exchange of them refuting it was their fault, they sent the photos of us on entry and exit. Clear to see the damage occurred whilst in their care. It’s a big BMW and the turning circle isn’t great, they just rammed it into the kerb and did an up and over by all accounts. No apology but they did send out a mobile repair to have it sorted.

    Thegasman 204 posts

    Official meet & greet is good in my experience. You get the benefit of drop off & collection on 1st floor of short stay which is as convenient as it gets.

    They do a full scan of car with incredibly bright lighting on entrance to short stay on arrival & when they return your car so any damage is pretty easy to prove. If it’s less than 4-5 days they often leave your vehicle in short stay based on my vehicle tracking data.

    Price differential over long stay seems to be minimal at the moment which makes it a bargain. There was a 10% Amex rebate very recently which stacked with TCB/Poundco.

    JDB 4,853 posts

    Official Heathrow meet and greet was great when I used leave T4 arrive T5. No problem handing over my keys to the airport but I don’t leave personal items in it when it’s parked for multiple days regardless.

    Caused a lot of damage to the underside of our car which we didn’t notice until we got home to Cornwall. Fortunately during the email exchange of them refuting it was their fault, they sent the photos of us on entry and exit. Clear to see the damage occurred whilst in their care. It’s a big BMW and the turning circle isn’t great, they just rammed it into the kerb and did an up and over by all accounts. No apology but they did send out a mobile repair to have it sorted.

    On 4 November 2022, you reported this as happening at Gatwick and sought advice, but now Heathrow is getting the blame for the damage to your car?

    TGLoyalty 784 posts

    Also a lot of damage but taken care of by someone with a mobile repair van …

    Have to say I’ve used official and blue circle meet and greet many times and none of my cars have ever had even a scratch and most cases they were parked for a while then in blue circles case moved to the Hilton T5.

    marshy11 248 posts

    Official Heathrow meet and greet was great when I used leave T4 arrive T5. No problem handing over my keys to the airport but I don’t leave personal items in it when it’s parked for multiple days regardless.

    Caused a lot of damage to the underside of our car which we didn’t notice until we got home to Cornwall. Fortunately during the email exchange of them refuting it was their fault, they sent the photos of us on entry and exit. Clear to see the damage occurred whilst in their care. It’s a big BMW and the turning circle isn’t great, they just rammed it into the kerb and did an up and over by all accounts. No apology but they did send out a mobile repair to have it sorted.

    On 4 November 2022, you reported this as happening at Gatwick and sought advice, but now Heathrow is getting the blame for the damage to your car?

    You are right, that is my mistake, for some reason I had this in my head as a Heathrow flight. It was Gatwick Official parking. Apologies for any confusion. I don’t think I can edit an old post so have reported it in the hope it can be removed as it is incorrect.

    BBbetter 821 posts

    Heathrow M&G is good and convenient. Stansted can be a bit of a walk if you come out in the other exit.
    Problems with M&G is the cars can be parked with very little space, even less than self-parking sometimes. Also if your cars don’t have an option to save the driver seat settings (height etc), it can frustrating to put everything back into place.

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