If you’ve ever driven to an airport, you’ve more than likely heard the phrase “meet & greet airport parking”. Maybe you’ve used a valet airport parking service yourself at some point, or possibly you haven’t even looked up how the process works before and want to find out more.
Either way the information here will be of use: there are many different providers of meet and greet airport parking now operating at Gatwick airport, and not all of them are the same.
Put simply, meet & greet services take the stress out of parking at the airport
How does the process work?
With Gatwick meet and greet airport parking, a driver will meet you by the terminal in order to collect your car so you can simply walk straight to check in.
Anyone who has ever driven to an airport knows that finding a parking space is by far the most stressful and time consuming part of flying. And that’s before you even consider the walk, bus journey, or run (if you’re cutting it fine) to the terminal from the car.
Once you’ve just about managed to squeeze your car between two huge 4x4s on the ninth floor of an ageing multi-story car park, you’re faced with the task of lugging your suitcases – and often your children – all the way to the check in desk.
This process is even more arduous at Gatwick than almost any other airport in the world. 45.6 million people travelled through Gatwick airport in 2017, and according to the airport’s website 36% of passengers drive to Gatwick.