Do you suffer from airport terror? Does the idea of steering bulky luggage and sulky kids through a swarming terminal send you scurrying off to book a rain-sodden week in a damp Cornish campsite? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.
With a study revealing 25% of travellers found negotiating airports more stressful than moving house, it’s not surprising many fun-seekers who make it to the terminal believe holidays don’t start until the plane’s wheels leave the runway. Help is at hand, though, with APH Meet & Greet.
What is meet and greet parking
Meet and greet parking the ultimate in airport parking solutions
Put simply, it’s the ultimate in Manchester Airport parking – and the difference between a stressful struggle and graceful glide from home to holiday. Here’s how it works:
1) Load your car and drive straight to your departure terminal at Manchester Airport. 2) Make sure you give us a call on 0161 945 8122 around 15 minutes before you arrive and we’ll let you know exactly where to meet our uniformed chauffeur. 3) Arrive at the terminal, unload your luggage and head to the check-in desks while your APH chauffeur safely parks your car in our secure, undercover facility just five minutes from the airport. 4) Returning is just as stress-free. Give us a call when you get into the terminal and we’ll be waiting with your car when you emerge – ready to let you head home without delay.
Parking facts and figures
We look at parking solutions from a sample address in Cheshire, comparing journey times, transfer times and price. We look at APH Meet & Greet, on-airport official parking and APH Park & Ride.
Manchester Multi-Storey price is for turn-up rates. Book in advance with APH for reduced rates at this on-airport facility
More ways to cut stress at Manchester Airport
Step from the throng and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of an airport lounge
Looking for more ways to cut the stress and add some pizazz to your trip from Manchester Airport? Here’s what else is on offer to swerve trauma in the terminal…
Book a Manchester Airport Lounge: Sidestep the hordes and enter a world of tranquillity and calm as you wait to board your flight. With complimentary hot and cold food, free drinks and unlimited Wi-Fi on offer, booking your space in an airport lounge at Manchester Airport could save cash and cut stress. Book your lounge here
Fast-Track security lanes: Navigating long, slow-moving queues with kids can be enough to scupper the good times way before you hit the beach! Help is at hand with the pre-book Fast-Track security lanes available to all passengers for just £3.50 per person. Once the preserve of First Class-flying celebs, this new dedicated channel will help you fly through security with ease. Make sure you book this before 10pm the day prior to travel. Check website for exemptions. Book your Fast-Track to fun here
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 – make sure you get the best seats in the house by heading to Seatguru.com. Here, you’ll be able enter your flight number to locate a seating plan for your plane. 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. Find the best seats below then book them using a smartphone app (see below). Find the best seats here
Get an app and get ahead of the hordes: Many airlines now offer smartphone apps that let you take care of checking-in, creating boarding passes, booking seats and keeping up to date with departure times and delays etc. While the rest are left queuing, digital-savvy travellers will be sitting back, sipping a cocktail and letting their smartphone earn its keep. Best airline apps available
Know your airport: Looking for loos, pharmacies or baby changing rooms in an unfamiliar airport terminal can seriously inflate your stress levels as you attempt to guide feed, control and finally shepherd your family onto the plane. Don’t panic – simply use APH.com’s extensive guide to all you need to know about Manchester Airport. It’s your one-stop shop. Manchester Airport guide here
Why choose APH Manchester…
Enjoy cheap Manchester Airport parking for your £350,000+ Piper PA-46: image credit
Did you know: Parking a six-seater Piper PA-46 light aircraft – which weighs about the same as a family car – at Manchester Airport costs around £25 for 24 hours, while a turn-up-and-park space in the official multi-storey car park will set you back £37.00. Buying a light aircraft might not be feasible for everyone looking for great value parking, but booking ahead with an airport parking firm certainly is. APH.com can reserve your space in its car park and cut the cost from £37.00 to a price starting from around £15.00 for the same duration.