Parking at airports is a pain. Sometimes it can escalate beyond the level of pain and become a nightmare. You’re running late, it takes ages to find a space and costs an astonishing amount to store your vehicle for a few days, a week or a month. So wouldn’t it all be so much easier if you could book…
Of course, you can in some airports. Leeds airport car parking services, for example, are offered by a private company that lays on a free courtesy bus service and does all the hard work on behalf of its users. Users simply book a parking space in advance, turn up to check in and leave their vehicle with the car park staff, who park it and look after it until it is required on the return leg of the trip.
Security can be a concern for vehicle owners who have to leave their cars in an airport car park for long periods of time – particularly if those vehicles are left there frequently. To be sure that your Leeds airport car parking, or indeed car parking anywhere in the UK at any airport, is carried out in the safest manner possible, you can look for the Park Mark.
The Park Mark is an initiative carried out by private car parking firms in conjunction with local police. The police force vets the site in question to determine that it is taking a range of good measures to ensure the safety of vehicles left there for an appropriate amount of time – be that a few minutes or a few weeks.
In the case of Leeds airport car parking, park users can look for the Park Mark to denote a range of attributes. The Leeds facility includes a secure parking compound, purpose built for secure parking; round the clock, all year long security guard attendance; night time flood lighting; barb wire fences; and round the clock CCTV surveillance as well.
Frequent flyers and car park users may also benefit from becoming a member of the car parking agency in question. Discounts are often available to people who have become members of a car parking system, meaning that business men and women may drive to and use the Leeds airport car parking facilities for less than they would otherwise have had to pay.
There are a number of extra options available to both members and non-members – again with members more likely to receive discounted rates. Car parks storing cars long term may offer to valet the vehicles prior to the return of the owner, and will probably also offer a range of levels of valet service – from a simple wash to a full interior and exterior cleaning programme.
With most secure Leeds airport parking facilities hosted offsite, the whole business of parking at the airport just got easier. That means customers can arrive without worrying that finding a parking space will affect their check in time – as noted they just leave the vehicle with the secure car park attendant and the rest is done for them.
Harry Wilson is a car parking attendant. He works for an independent company providing Leeds airport car parking facilities.