The logistic behind a family holiday are huge. The initial booking of the holiday, when where, booking time off work, arranging house sitters, dog sitters, the list goes on.
Sometimes booking safe airport parking and airport lounge access gets left behind. When in fact getting this right can make travel day so much smoother.
Trusted Travel offers the perfect opportunity to book all your pre flight services all in one place.
Including airport parking, a family lounge pass and airport transfers. Thus making booking easier and a smoother process.
We pre booked our meet and greet parking and lounge access at Gatwick airport south terminal in advance. Thus ensuring we had the correct times and guaranteed access to a chilled out airport lounge making the pre flight experience a more relaxed affair. It was all done online and I received confirmation promptly in a printable format, giving clear instructions on how to access the services.
Booking a reputable meet and greet company is so important
I felt reassured that our meet and greet Gatwick Airport Car Parking was a reputable company recommended by Trusted Travel. We rang when we were 10 minutes away and were met by the valet parking service “I love Meet and Greet”. The driver wore branded uniform and was professional which is reassuring when you are handing you car keys over. The service was quick and efficient yet thorough.
Allowing us to grab our cases, check in and find the “No1 Lounge” we had been booked into. I don’t know about you but for me checking in is the worse bit. Especially when your husband has interfered with packing and over filled a case. It’s not funny at 6am is it? Sat on the floor and the BA check-in desk re packing!
Getting to the airport lounge in the South Terminal was such a relief
It may have been early but being the start of the holidays the airport was packed. So heading to a lounge where we were guaranteed a seat, breakfast, WI-FI for the boys and somewhere to charge their devices, is the perfect way to start a trip.
And yes it was early but I may have had a glass of fizz to get over my check in dramas!
The lounge was comfortable and there was enough space for us to chill out. And as Joe to watched the planes come in and out and Jack to log into the WI-FI all was calm.
There was a buffet offering unlimited fresh fruit, pastries, speciality coffee, tea and juice. However you could also order 1 hot breakfast per person such as beans on toast, bacon sandwich. And also get alcoholic drinks from the bar, all included in the price.
Despite the airport being busy and the lounge being full, once we had our seat we felt relaxed and looked after. When you are traveling with teens an airport lounge is essential to keep everyone calm and happy. Or is that just my family? And when you consider what you spend at an airport in drinks, snacks and top up Wi-Fi the lounge is great value.
It was easy to track our flight on the boards in the lounge, allowing us to go down to the gate just in time for boarding.
Insert a week of blissful Caribbean sun here, morning classes on the sea, cocktails on the beach and uninterrupted family time. Ah holiday blues are awful aren’t they?
Our return to the airport was quick and easy
We telephoned thorough as we cleared customs and our car was waiting as we left the airport and made our way to the meeting point. The service was professional, efficient and friendly. Just want you want after an 8 hour flight.
I would thoroughly recommend Trusted Travel to coordinate your airport lounge and parking bookings. They were a pleasure to deal with and the partners they recommended were of high quality.
I also have a special airport parking discount code for my readers. Which to gives up to 25% off Airport parking and transfers with trusted travel, just put XCHAOS25 when asked for a code and happy travels.