Essex County Council Trading Standards have warned about the dangers of using online parking Meet and Greet providers who only offer this service.
Every year Essex Trading Standards receive complaints from the public about hundreds of extra miles being recorded, theft of their property and damage to their vehicle.
Unfortunately, parking your car at the airport is quite expensive and unscrupulous characters are therefore attracted especially to providing “Meet and Greet” that carries a premium.
These firms often headline their services by using a trade name very similar to well established legal companies but nearly always at a cheaper price. These rogue company’s stress your car will be placed in a secure facility while you are away.
Most online providers offer several parking options including both off and on airport parking with the car parks approved under the Park Mark Scheme and offer Meet and Greet as an additional service, using these car parks.
The rogue firms only offer the Meet and Greet and more often than not are light on detail about where the car park is located. A watchdog programme some years ago pointed out cars being left in supermarket car parks, fields and streets.
When the whistle was blown on a Gatwick operation it took the police weeks to locate customer cars, so don’t say you have not been warned.
Flypark has been providing airport parking and hotels since 1995 and only use operators using the highest standards of service and security.