Every minute, Holiday Extras saves another customer £100 on their airport parking


Almost 1 in 5 UK travellers say they still pay for their airport parking on the day! But last year a Holiday Extras customer saved £100 on their airport every single minute by booking ahead with us.



More than 4,000 members of the public took part in our poll* at the end of 2018, of whom a fifth (19 per cent) admitted to purchasing their airport parking on the day. Almost a third (29 per cent) claimed that the price of airport parking is "pretty much the same" whether booked in advance or not.

However, in reality, airport parking customers who pre-booked with us in 2018 saved an average of £59.11 each. And once every minute in 2018, one customer saved at least £100 by pre-booking their airport parking. (That's 591,474 Holiday Extras customers who saved at least £100 on their airport parking in 2018, or 19% of the 3.2m UK airport parking customers we helped last year.)

The single largest saving made by any one customer was £841.50 for ten days' airport parking, and the single largest percentage saved was 84%.


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Aside from the misbelief in the price being "pretty much the same" for paying the drive-up rate, the most common reason for paying for airport parking on the day was because travellers made, or changed, their flight plans at the last minute. Two per cent claimed they never get around to pre-booking; a further one per cent said parking was arranged by their company; and 19 survey respondents said they pay on the day because "I have so much money I don't care what it costs"!

The results

Data Response Number of responses Percentage
Book in advance 3409 81%
Total not booked in advance 781 19%

Why book with us

  • We're never beaten on price so you can be sure you won't find the same airport parking anywhere else for less.
  • We're the UK market leader when it comes to airport parking so we have the widest range of spaces available anywhere.
  • We have an award-winning, UK based call centre so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you'll have our backing and support so you can be sure that you, and your car, will be well looked after.

We've been selling airport parking for 35 years, so we know it's almost always cheaper to book it in advance.


*Research conducted between 19th-22nd October 2018 with 4,190 holidaymakers that returned from holiday at some point during the previous fortnight.

**Based on analysis of 3.2 million Holiday Extras airport parking customers in 2018 who booked an airport parking product which advertises a gate rate, comparing the price each customer paid for their parking through us to either the gate rate for that car park, where a gate rate is available, or if a gate rate is not available for that car park the cheapest gate rate available at the same airport. Data calculated 1st Jan to 10th Dec 2018.