With four terminals serving the airport’s departures, pairing a car park and terminal can seem a little daunting at times. Booking space in the wrong car park can result in expensive delays and a stressful departure day.

This won’t be a problem for travellers booking through APH – it's a breeze to select the best parking solution with our easy to use website.

Take a look at the table, below, for a quick guide to the wide range of parking at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 available through APH.

Car ParkParking Type
Customer Rating
Transfer TimePark Mark
Price From (per week)
Parkair 24/7
Parkair 24/7 Heathrow Airport 7

Meet & Greet
(313 Reviews)

Walking time 1 minute
parkmark logo
Parkair 24/7 with Premium Wash
Parkair 24/7 With Premium Wash Heathrow Airport 10

Meet & Greet
(4 Reviews)
parkmark logo
Maple Parking Meet & Greet T4
Maple Parking Meet & Greet T4 Heathrow Airport T4

Meet & Greet
Awaiting reviews

Walking time 5 minutes
parkmark logo
MBW Meet & Greet Terminal 4
MBW Meet & Greet Terminal 4 Heathrow Airport 2

Meet & Greet
(7 Reviews)

Walking time 2 - 8 minutes
parkmark logo
APH Meet & Greet T4
APH Meet & Greet T4 Heathrow Airport 2

Meet & Greet
(6 Reviews)
parkmark logo
Edward Lloyd Meet & Greet Terminal 4
Edward Lloyd Meet & Greet Terminal 4 Heathrow Airport 2

Meet & Greet
(11 Reviews)

Walking time 1 - 6 minutes
parkmark logo

Park Mark Safer Parking Award – Why It’s So Important

Officially, it might be the ‘quietest’ of all terminals, but with 10million holiday-hungry travellers and time-starved business passengers passing through, there’s still plenty of profit to be made by rogue operators looking to capture your custom.

Booking parking at prices that seem too good to be true will usually end up being just that. But, using the Park Mark Safer Parking Award can help travellers avoid the rogues and secure safe, legitimate parking for their vehicle.

This police-approved scheme can help ensure your car is parked in a safe, security-protected facility by legitimate parking firms – rather than being abandoned on waste ground, mean city streets or unguarded public car parks.

As a Police Crime Prevention Initiative, the Park Mark Safer Parking Award is designed to help cut the instances of actual crime or the fear of it in car parks across the UK as a whole – including airports.

APH is a long-time supporter of the Park Mark Safer Parking Award and its objective to ensure safe and legitimate Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 parking for all travellers.

Heathrow Terminal 4 Parking Reviews

The Park Mark Safer Parking Award provides vital information to travellers flying from Heathrow’s Terminal 4, but nothing can be more revealing about how a company operates than its customer reviews.

This is why we work with independent review aggregator, Trustpilot. Helping to offer complete transparency with genuine, unfettered customer reviews at the point of purchase.

These reviews – available for every customer to see – provide a genuine insight into the service offered. All reviews are collected and verified by Trustpilot without contact from either the parking provider or APH as a retailer or operator. 

Here at APH we always strive to offer fair prices for the parking products we provide, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sweeten the deal a little with some cash-saving tips to help savvy travellers further cut the amount they’ll pay for the likes of Edward Lloyd Meet & Greet Parking.

Take a look through these money-saving tips from APH that really can put a dent in the amount you’ll be asked to pay for parking at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

Book early to save on your Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 parking

Along with a saving of at least 10 per cent from joining our digital mailing list, smart travellers have another option to keep cash in pocket when booking their airport parking at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

As you’ll have noticed, prices for parking are not constant, with fluctuations occurring throughout the year. Times of high demand, such as school holidays and the festive period, will see costs increase – but that doesn’t mean you have to pay the full premium.

In fact, APH can help cut the cost of your parking whenever you plan to travel. All you’ll need to do is plan in advance. Here’s how it works.

The data we have on pricing trends allows us to create a schedule across the year revealing when it’s typically cheapest to buy your parking from operators such as Blue Circle Meet & Greet.

For example, using our price analysis, we can see a booking placed six months before flying could slash more than 45 per cent when compared with a Heathrow Terminal 4 parking reservation secured a week before departure.

Looking at that in terms of hard cash, the benefits are plain to see with a week’s parking at Heathrow Terminal 4 potentially costing from around £131 if purchased seven days before departure – compared with just £71 for a reservation placed six months ahead of departure day.

The graph below shows the average savings that could be made when booking parking at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. Take a look and pick the perfect time to book and bag the best deals.

When to book airport parking at Heathrow Airport

Prices are correct at time of writing and subject to change

Opt for park and ride parking

Are you looking for secure parking for your journey from Heathrow Terminal 4 that’s also one of the cheapest legitimate services on offer? You can make even more savings with off-airport park and ride from the likes of Good To Go Drop & Ride Terminal 4.

Heathrow Airport Terminal 4

Here’s the parking we currently offer at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

Car Park Parking Type Transfer Time Price From (per week)*
Edward Lloyd Meet & Greet Parking Meet & Greet Walking time 1 - 6 minutes £145.00*
MBW Meet & Greet Meet & Greet Walking time 2 - 8 minutes £170.90*

*prices are correct at time of writing and subject to change

Join-up for great deals

Want a top tip to help you save a minimum of 10 per cent from the parking you’re about to buy right now or in the future? We can provide just that!

All you need to do is join the APH mailing list – delivering news of sales and special offers for parking and hotels straight to your inbox – along with an instant discount of at least 10 per cent.

It really is that simple! Just scroll to the bottom of this, or any other page, enter your email address, press join and start saving.

So, if you’re about to book parking at Heathrow Terminal 4 with the likes of Maple Parking Meet & Greet Terminal 4 & 5, why not have a 10 per cent saving on us.

Parking certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition when it comes to flying from Heathrow Terminal 4. We all have hugely differing needs, so here’s how to pick your perfect parking partner...

Do you know the difference between on- and off-airport parking – or why meet and greet could be the service for you?

Below you’ll find our at-a-glance guide to these unique parking services, followed by a full description below.

Heathrow Airport parking types

Here is all you need to know about finding the best Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 parking for your requirements.

On-airport parking: How it works

This type of parking leaves you just a short transfer ride from the terminal.

Park in one of the on-airport facilities and you’ll enjoy high levels of security and fast access to Terminal 4.

Just make sure you pick the correct car park for the terminal you’re flying from – transfers to alternative terminals are unlikely to be possible.

Using this type of parking is easy. Just drive to the car park, find a space, unload your bags and catch a transfer to the terminal building.

These car parks will have high levels of security, including the likes of manned patrols, CCTV and entry and exit barriers.

Heathrow airport on-airport parking process

Best for: Great for anyone in a hurry who wants to park just minutes from the check-in area.

Off-airport parking: How it works

Great for affordable, safe parking, travellers will appreciate...

Just head to the car park, jump on one of the transfer buses and you’ll be at the Terminal 4 doors in minutes.

High levels of security will be in place from reputable providers – just make sure you choose a company that holds the Park Mark Safer Parking Award when booking.

Heathrow airport off-airport parking process

Best for: Anyone who wants cheap parking – but without compromising on security.

Meet & Greet parking: How it works

Meet and greet parking at Heathrow Terminal 4 provides the supreme parking solution for passengers flying from T4. It really is just a case of driving straight to the terminal with this arrive-and-fly parking service.

And, along with the simplicity, booking services with operators such as Smart Park Meet & Greet will cut up to 45 minutes from the time it takes you to get from home to the terminal.

There’s also no need to bother with busy transfer buses, or searching for hard-to-find off-airport car parks – just drive straight to the Terminal 4 complex.

Here's how it works: Drive to the meeting point – usually within a few minutes’ walk from the check-in area – hand over your keys to the fully insured representative, unload your bags/family and stroll into the terminal.

Your car will be looked after in a security-protected compound while you're away – then be ready and waiting when you return.

Many of the meet and greet services offered by APH are holders of the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Heathrow Airport meet and greet parking process

Best for: Anyone travelling with young or elderly family members, those suffering from mobility issues or transporting heavy sports equipment. It's also great for no other reason than you want to spoil yourself.

Beating early morning traffic is simple when you book a hotel and airport parking package for your trip from Heathrow Terminal 4.

Along with stress-free travel, combining parking with a hotel can offer some great deals. In fact, adding a room will typically add just a few pounds to the price of parking.

Find out more about hotel and parking packages at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 and how it could be the solution for your upcoming trip.

Get ready for your journey from Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 by preparing a route to your car park. Use the map on this page to help ensure you arrive at the check-in desk with plenty of time to spare.

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Guide

History of Heathrow Airport Terminal 4

Located at the southern end of Heathrow away from the three other terminals, Terminal 4 was designed to facilitate point-to-point flights, rather than connecting services. It was opened by HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana on 1st April 1986.

With short distances between the check-in and security areas and the boarding gates, the terminal’s layout was originally geared towards short-haul business travellers, but it soon became the designated home for British Airways, including their long-haul flights. This created problems for passengers that had to transfer to other terminals by bus – with their luggage transported by van – and for flight services utilising the larger 400-capacity Boeing 747 aircraft, for which the gate seating areas were not big enough.

Most British Airways flights were transferred to the brand-new Terminal 5 when it opened in 2008.

From 2009, Terminal 4 underwent a series of major renovations, resulting in an upgraded departure forecourt, improved security area, extended check-in hall and new airline lounges. The upgrade enabled it to accommodate over 40 airlines and become the new base for the SkyTeam alliance, founded in 2000 by Air France, Delta, Korean Airlines and Aeromexico, who were later joined by KLM, Continental and Northwest Airlines.

Two new stands added in 2009 allowed the terminal to service Airbus A380 services.

Although Terminal 4 was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, it re-opened in June 2022 to welcome back airlines including Etihad, Malaysian, Qatar, China Eastern and Vietnam.

Connecting to other terminals

Heathrow has four operating terminals: Terminal 2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

Terminal 4 is connected to Terminals 2 and 3 by rail via the Elizabeth Line and Heathrow Express, and also by London Underground Piccadilly Line. Although you need to obtain a ticket or use a Transport for London Oyster card or a contactless payment method to access the platforms, you will not be charged for journeys between the terminals.

Allow around 20 minutes to travel between Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 or 3.

To access Terminal 5 from Terminal 4, you can use the London Underground and change trains at Hatton Cross. Alternatively, take the Elizabeth Line or Heathrow Express from Terminal 4 railway station and change trains at Heathrow Central next to Terminals 2 and 3.

Allow around 30 minutes to transfer between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

Always check which terminal you are flying from with your airline or travel agent before making any travel or parking arrangements.

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The check-in area in Terminal 4 is on level 2. Security and the departures hall are on the same level.

Recommended check-in times are as follows:

International flights three hours prior to departure.

European flights two hours prior to departure.

Domestic flights one-and-a-half hours prior to departure.

There are self-service check-in kiosks for airlines that offer self-service check-in. If you have already checked in online, once you have arrived at Terminal 4 you can proceed straight to security if you have no checked bags. If you have bags to go in the hold, head first to the bag drop point for your airline, before following the signs to Departures.

Main travel connections

By car

To reach Terminal 4 from the M25, exit at Junction 14 to the A3113/Airport Way and follow the signs. If you are travelling from London and the east, Terminal 4 is just off the A30, after Hatton Cross London Underground station.

Terminal 4 postcode: TW6 3XA.

Don’t forget to book airport parking in advance to be sure of the best prices and availability. If you have an early flight departure, you might want to consider

airport parking and hotel packages.

By coach or bus

Heathrow’s Central Bus Station is next to Terminals 2 and 3. However, there are also bus stops for buses and coaches outside the arrivals hall in Terminal 4. Stop 7 is where you’ll find a free transfer bus to the Central Bus Station.

Several coach companies offer services to and from Heathrow, as follows:

National Express services use stops 13 and 14 outside the arrivals hall and offers free WiFi, leather reclining seats and air conditioning.

Megabus offers free WiFi, charging points, extra leg room and toilets on board.

RailAir connects Heathrow with Guildford, Reading and Woking railway stations.

The Airline (Oxford Bus Company) operates 24 hours between Heathrow and Oxford and also serves Gatwick and High Wycombe.

Most local buses into London are run by Transport for London. Payment is by Oyster Card, Visitor Oyster Card, Day Travelcard or a contactless method.

For other bus and coach routes, check Traveline.

By rail

There are several ways of getting to and from Heathrow Terminal 4 by rail.

The Elizabeth Line, which opened in 2022, serves all four terminals at Heathrow including Terminal 4. The line stops at multiple destinations across London and also connects to Essex and Reading. The journey time from Paddington Station to Terminal 4 is approximately 40 minutes.

The Heathrow Express links Paddington Station with Heathrow Central, from where you can change to a free transfer train to Terminal 4. The Heathrow Express departs every 15 minutes and the journey time is approximately 15 minutes.

London Underground’s Piccadilly Line runs between central London and Terminal 4. Heathrow’s stations are all in Travelcard Zone 6 and the journey time from central London is approximately 50 minutes.

Drop-off zones

Free drop-off

Passengers can be dropped off by friends and family at the Terminal 4 Long Stay car park, where parking for up to 30 minutes is free of charge. To reach the terminal from the car park, just hop on to one of the free transfer buses, making sure you have allowed enough time to check in, clear security and reach your boarding gate.

Terminal 4 Long Stay car park

Stanwell Road

Scylla Road


Postcode: TW6 3XL

Pay drop-off

The pay-for-drop-off zone is on the Terminal 4 forecourt, right outside the entrance. A fee of £5.00 is applicable each time a vehicle enters the drop-off zone. Vehicles are recorded by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and payment can be made online or by telephone: 0330 008 5600.

You can pay for a single drop-off or pre-pay for multiple drop-offs.

Failure to pay will result in a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) of £80.00. This is reduced to £40.00 if paid within 14 days.

Exemptions are in place for Blue Badge holders, but you need to apply online for a Blue Badge discount.

It is not permitted to use the drop-off zone for picking up passengers. For pick up, use the Short Stay car park.

Short Stay car park charges

The Short Stay car park at Heathrow Terminal 4 offers convenient, secure parking just a few minutes walk from the terminal entrance. This is the best place to park if you are picking up incoming passengers and pre-booking is not required; you can turn up and pay on the day.

Terminal 4 Short Stay car park charges:

Duration Price
Up to 29 minutes £6.00
30 – 44 minutes £9.50
45 – 59 minutes £12.70
1 – 2 hours £16.00
2 – 3 hours £19.40
3 – 4 hours £23.30
4 – 5 hours £29.30
5 – 6 hours £37.70
6 – 9 hours £51.40
9 – 12 hours £67.30
12 – 24 hours £83.30
Each additional 24 hours £83.30


Height restrictions

The Terminal 4 Short Stay car park has a height restriction of 1.98m (6ft 5in).

Alternatively, select from one of many other Heathrow Airport parking options for Terminal 4.

Fast-track security lane

Heathrow’s fast-track service for security is currently closed for online bookings. Check with your airline if your ticket includes a fast-track service they or their partners provide.

For all other passengers, please check here for updates to online bookings.

Special assistance and disabled facilities

Special Assistance

Special assistance must be booked with your airline, tour operator or travel agent at least 48 hours prior to travel – it’s best to do this at the same time as you book your flight, if possible. Let them know if you intend to take your own mobility devices, such as a wheelchair or scooter, as they will need to check the specifications.

When you book assistance in advance, you should receive instructions as to when to arrive at the terminal. As a rule, however, plan to arrive around three hours prior to your scheduled flight departure.

Once at Terminal 4, you’ll find help points in the airport car parks and on the forecourt outside the entrance to the building. You can use these help points to request assistance. Or call 020 8757 2700 to arrange help from your vehicle or drop-off location.

Within the Terminal 4 building, you’ll find the special assistance reception in the check-in area, to the left of WHSmith and the Excess Baggage Company. Once through security, there is an additional seating area behind World Duty-Free, to the left of Costa.

Disabled parking

Blue Badge spaces are available in the Terminal 4 Short Stay and Long Stay car parks. In the Short Stay car park, these are located close to the access route to the terminal. In the Long Stay car park, they are near the transfer bus stop or the car park office. The transfer buses between the Long Stay car park and the terminal are wheelchair friendly.

Alternatively, select from a range of Meet & Greet parking services, including evParkGiant, which will charge your electric vehicle for you while you are away.

Note that the roads around Heathrow do not operate the Blue Badge scheme and any unattended vehicles will be towed away.

Dedicated seating

There is dedicated seating within the special assistance areas before and after security. Before security, this is on level 2, near to WH Smith. Once through security, the additional seating is behind World Duty-Free.

There is also reserved seating within the general seating areas in Terminal 4. These are marked by signs and generally offer:

·      low-level flight information screens

·      an induction loop

·      arms on both sides of seats

·      space for wheelchair users


Most toilet facilities in Terminal 4 include a unisex, wheelchair-accessible toilet. Some of these are located within the ladies and men’s toilets.

Changing Places

There is Changing Places facility in the arrivals hall, opposite the escalators to the London Underground station. Facilities include a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench, hoist, shower and non-slip floors.

Hidden disabilities

Sunflower lanyards are available at the assistance reception desk in the check-in area. Heathrow’s airport staff are trained to recognise the sunflower lanyard as a sign that a passenger has a hidden disability and may need additional support as they pass through the terminal.

Family facilities

Heathrow Terminal 4 provides various family-friendly facilities including a play area, baby-change rooms and a click-and-collect baby milk service.


When travelling with an infant, you are allowed to take through security enough baby food, sterilised water, prepared baby milk and expressed breast milk (up to two litres) for your total journey. Expressed breast milk may also be taken through security even if you are travelling without your infant but this must not be frozen and has to be carried in hand luggage. Any additional liquids must be packed in your checked-in luggage.

Baby changing

Just look for the Babycare symbol and you’ll find baby-changing facilities before and after security in all Heathrow terminals, mostly next to the toilets.

Click-and-collect baby milk

Heathrow offers a collects service for baby milk and baby food products, which means you can order baby products in advance to collect from the Boots store after you have passed through security.


If you are travelling with a pushchair or buggy, you can usually take it right up to the gate when you board your flight. Please check with your airline so they can accept the type of pushchair you have.

Play areas

After security, head towards Gates 1 to 6 to find the Stay & Play area: turn left after the Burberry store, just before World Duty-Free. Suitable for children up to nine years, there are slides, soft play, and separate baby and junior zones.

Opening times: 06:00 – 21:00 daily.

Business facilities

In addition to the airline’s own premium lounges, which are usually reserved for business and first-class passengers, Terminal 4 has a Plaza Premium Lounge.

Plaza Premium Lounge

Enjoy spacious seating and floor-to-ceiling runway views, as well as complimentary hot and cold food, a fully tended bar and shower facilities. The WiFi is free and unlimited and there are charging stations as well as sports TV. Head towards Gates 1A and 1B; you’ll find the Plaza Premium Lounge next to the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge.  Maximum stay is three hours.

Opening times: 05:30 – 22:00

Price from £48.00 per adult


Those seeking a quiet retreat for prayer and meditation can use the multi-faith prayer room in the departures area of Terminal 4, near to Gate 4. The prayer room is open 24 hours a day to people of all faiths.

Food and drink

Refuel before you board your flight with a barista coffee, hearty breakfast, light lunch or a glass of fizz. Terminal 4 hosts a range of bars and eateries to satisfy all appetites at any time of day.

For gluten-free options, check out our guide to gluten-free eating at London airports.

Before security

Caffè Nero

Handcrafted coffee, Italian delights

Opening times: 24 hours

Co-Pilots Bar and Kitchen

1950’s-inspired all-day brasserie

Opening times: 06:00 – 22:00

After security


Freshly made pasta, salads and small plates

Opening times: 07:30 – 22:00

Caviar House & Prunier

Seafood bar, award-winning wines

Opening times: 05:00 – 23:00


Italian coffee, sandwiches and pastries

Opening times: 05:00 – 23:00

Joe’s Coffee House

Baked spuds, soups, sandwiches and smoothies

Opening times: first flight – last flight

Pret a Manger

Classic fresh Pret fare

Opening times: 05:00 – 22:00

The Commission

British produce and seasonal ingredients

Opening times: 06:00 – 21:00

The Prince of Wales

Pub favourites

Opening times: 05:00 – 22:00



Italian coffee, sandwiches and pastries

Opening times: 24 hours

Smoking areas

Designated smoking zones are signposted outside the terminal building. No smoking is permitted once you have passed through security, including for those who are connecting from one flight to another. The same restrictions apply to e-cigarettes.

If you are carrying cigarettes in your hand luggage, check with your airline that they will be allowed on board the aircraft.

Water fountains

There are signposted free water refill stations in Terminal 4, near the toilet facilities.

Duty-free shopping

You’ll find World Duty Free stores in the departures hall after security. Browse and shop in advance with the reserve and collect service. Or take advantage of their complimentary personal shopping offer. There is also a World Duty-Free in the arrivals hall.

World Duty Free – Gate 1A, Gates 7, 8 and 10A

Level 2

Opening times: 05:00 – 22:00

Tel: 020 8745 5161

World Duty-Free – baggage reclaim

Ground floor, arrivals

Opening times: 05:00 – 22:00

Tel: 020 8745 0799

Other shops in Terminal 4 offer a wide range of products including designer brand labels, technology and entertainment, accessories, sportswear, luggage, baby and travel essentials, books, toys and jewellery.

Charging points

Device charging points are available throughout Terminal 4, both before and after security. These are compatible with UK and European plugs as well as with USB cables.

EV charging points

Electric vehicle (EV) charging points can be found at the following car parks in Heathrow:

All Short Stay car parks

·      7kW slower chargers

·      type 2 7kW

MBW Meet & Greet

·      subject to availability

·      £15.00 per charge or £35.00 during busy periods

·      extra £25.00 if the vehicle needs to be taken off-site

NCP car park

·      2 chargers

·      3kW

·      Polar Network

You can also book Meet & Greet parking which includes electric vehicle charging while you are away.

Charging stations near Terminal 4 include:

PitPoint Charging Station

1 Southern Perimeter Road



UK Power Networks Charging Station

1 Southern Perimeter Road



Internet access

Free “Friendly WiFi” is available throughout Terminal 4. It has been certified as safe for children to use.

On your device, choose _Heathrow Wi-Fi and follow the on-screen instructions. Once registered, you'll receive free WiFi for the duration of your stay at the airport. If you need help accessing or using Heathrow WiFi, call Customer Care on 0808 189 1365.

Luggage trolleys

Luggage trolleys are available in the Terminal 4 building, airport car parks, bus/coach station and rail/underground stations. They are free of charge. Trolleys from the baggage claim area can be taken to the car parks, bus/coach stops or rail/underground station access points. Note that trolleys cannot be taken through security and are not permitted in the departures area.

Luggage lockers

The Excess Baggage Company has a store in the check-in area of Terminal 4 on level 2. Services include luggage storage, baggage shipping, weighing and bag wrapping.

Excess Baggage Company

Terminal 4

Check-in hall

Opening times: 06:00 – 21:00

Tel: 020 8759 3344

Excess Baggage Company

Terminal 4

Arrivals hall

Opening times: 05:00 – 22:00

Tel: 020 8759 3344

Currency exchange

Currency exchange at Heathrow Terminal 4 is provided by Travelex. You can pre-order your currency and collect it from the Travelex store on the day. No commission or click-and-collect fees are charged on online orders.

There are also ATMs in the terminal that offer withdrawals of certain different currencies.

Before security


Check-in hall

Level 2

Tel: 020 8897 6160

Opening times: all flights

After security



Level 2, Gate 21

Tel: 020 8897 6160

Opening times: 06:00 – 21:00


The Boots store after security offers general pharmacy services. You can also pre-order baby milk and baby food to collect on the day.


Terminal 4 – after security


Level 2, opposite Gate 21

Opening times: 05:30 – 22:30

Help points

Help Call Points can be found in many locations across the terminal. Calls made from a Help Point are answered by Heathrow’s Airport Operations Centre. Press the button and wait for someone to answer before speaking.