Scott Avery, 51, booked Manchester Airport’s Meet and Greet possibility prematurely of his vacation to Egypt, however when he and his new spouse arrived on Might 30, they have been as an alternative ushered to Terminal 2 West Automotive Park, the place they took a token and went on vacation.
The couple loved the honeymoon, nevertheless, once they returned, they used the identical token to take a look at and located the preliminary invoice was an eye-watering £870.
The holidaymaker, who paid £120 for the Meet and Greet possibility via the AA app, stated: “Once we dropped the automotive off two weeks in the past to go on honeymoon and I paid £120 to do the Meet and Greet. Once we obtained to the automotive park, the carpark was full, the person on the barrier stated ‘you possibly can’t are available right here mate, it is full’ so he instructed us to go to the West Automotive Park, drop off your automotive keys and take the token with you.
“So this morning, put the token within the machine and that got here up, £870. I believed, what the b***** hell is that?”
The airport has since waived the invoice as a gesture of goodwill as he had a Meet and Greet reserving within the system, Lancs Live reviews.
Scott, from Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, added: “I would not have paid it, not an opportunity I might pay that.”
The airport’s ‘Meet and Greet’ possibility guarantees clients that they don’t must ‘fear about discovering an area’ as workers will handle their car and parking in order that they will get on with checking-in.
On its web site, Manchester Airport gives a number of choices for parking with costs starting at round £75.99 in case you ebook prematurely, with bus switch direct to the terminal.
A spokesperson for the airport stated: “It seems Mr Avery has inadvertently parked within the incorrect automotive park on arrival at Manchester Airport and gone on his vacation. Upon return on exiting the automotive park, the system generated what the quantity can be for 14 days flip up parking.
“As he had a Meet and Greet reserving within the system and as a goodwill gesture, our groups waived the flip up price on this event. All our automotive parks are clearly signposted, and we’d at all times encourage all passengers to organize for his or her airport journey previous to coming to the positioning.”