Research says negotiating your way through an airport can be more stressful than moving house – so book your APH Meet & Greet Stansted parking, follow our VIP tips – and let someone else take the strain for you. Here are our top tips to VIP your trip…
Meet & Greet airport parking at Stansted Airport
You won’t find celebrities queuing for the airport transfer bus at the local long-stay car park, so why not join the jet-set with APH’s all-new Stansted Airport Meet & Greet service. Simply drive straight to the terminal where you’ll be met by a chauffeur who’ll unload you bags before transferring your car directly to a security-controlled car park as you swerve the crowds and head straight to the check-in desks. It’s the celebrity service with the everyday price, so book your APH Meet & Greet Stansted here right now and let the good times roll. And don’t forget, this is the only Stansted Airport meet and greet service where you can drop off on the terminal forecourt.
Staycation before your vacation
You might want to upgrade the luxury further with a four-star pre-flight stop-over at Stansted Airport’s Radisson Blu hotel. Let your cup runneth over with luxury as you wine, dine and pamper yourself in the hotel’s renowned restaurants and spa – all in the knowledge your sound-proofed bedroom is just 500 yards from the airport terminal. We’ve got hotel parking packages, too – so we’ll take care of your car as you head down the covered walkway straight to the check-in desks.
Best seats in the house
Don’t spoil your flight by getting relegated to the cheap seats once you make it to the plane. Seats on exit rows can offer business class-like legroom, while those against bulkheads won’t be able to recline. Use this information to find the posh seats and pre-book them with your carrier. Many airlines charge a small premium for reserving the best seats, but the additional comfort is well worth the extra cash for any self-respecting wannabe VIP. Get prices and book your extra-legroom seats here
No VIP trip would be complete without a fast-track through the security lane. Bypass the queues with Stansted Airport’s Premium Departures service, which will cost the very un-VIP-like sum of just £4.00 per person. It’s worth remembering that airlines such as EasyJet also offer a similar service included with some tickets – so check before you buy. Book your fast-track service with the airport or carrier at least 24 hours before you travel. Get your fast-track ticket here.
Forget the dark glasses as you attempt to avoid the masses, simply take some VIP shelter in Stansted Airport’s exclusive No.1 Traveller lounge. Enjoy the space as you drink a complimentary glass of Champagne and read the daily papers over a light meal of your choice. You won’t need a celebrity’s bank balance to enjoy the peace and quiet, either – prices start from just £17.50. Book your Stansted Airport lounge here. By now, you should be feeling like you’ve just stepped from the pages of OK Magazine – and you’ve not even reached the end of the runway. It doesn’t have to stop as you soar away over the Essex countryside, either…
For that (very) special occasion…
Celebrating a special birthday, anniversary etc? Then why not consider the ultimate in VIP travel – a private jet from Stansted. There’s no finer way to join the jet-set…
Stansted – Paris: Settle down in a Cessna 510 Mustang private jet, and prepare for a 51-minute VIP flight from Stansted to Paris. VIP-ing your trip won’t get posher than this.
Cost: £3,114 per passenger
Or maybe a little cheaper, please…
If a one-way ticket approaching £3k is a little steep, then why not consider an ‘empty leg’ ticket. Private jets typically take passengers on a one-way trip, leaving the plane empty when it returns home. Save up to 65% on full fares by hitching a ride on one these so-called ‘empty leg’ flights. Here’s one from Paris to Stansted.
Paris – Stansted: Fly in a seven-seat King Air 200 private jet on a return trip from Paris to Stansted.
Empty leg cost: £900.00 per passenger (standard price from £3,000pp)
Empty leg details here
Don’t forget you’ll need a suitable hire car for when you arrive on holiday. Anyone heading to Italy?
Hire a Ferrari in Italy
Top-up your VIP status on a trip from Stansted to Italy by hiring a 200mph Ferrari 458 Speciale for a few days.
Cost: £2310 for one day www.luxeofitaly.com/.