Tried & Tested: Meet & Greet at Leeds Bradford Airport
Meet & Greet parking is - arguably - the single most useful travel extra out there. Forget worrying about finding the perfect parking space when you arrive at the airport, this time-saving, stress-busting option ensures you make it quickly into the terminal building while your car is safely stored, hassle free.
On a recent escape from the north of England, Weather2Travel.com went behind the wheel to put the official Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) Meet & Greet through its paces.
Why book Meet & Greet parking?
With regional airports like Leeds Bradford offering affordable fares to a growing pool of exciting destinations, more of us are at the mercy of anti-social flight times - we're talking 4.30am check ins and wheels up by 6.30am.
One of the biggest challenges for travellers catching an early morning flight from a rural spot such as Leeds Bradford Airport is working out how to get there on time. Of course, driving is the natural option but no one wants to be burdened with finding a parking space or painfully waiting for a shuttle bus at silly-o'clock in the morning. This is where Meet & Greet comes in.
How does it work?
The idea of Meet & Greet is simple: park your car in a designated spot close to (or at) the terminal building, enjoy your holiday, and return to find your car waiting for you outfront - why wouldn't you?
Meet & Greet parking at Leeds Bradford Airport is even more convenient than those at some of the UK's largest airports: no need to call in advance or when you return. Just drive to the signposted Meet & Greet entrance (open daily from 4.30am until 12.00am), park your car, and head to the information desk in the airport.
Here, exchange your keys for a collection ticket, which has handy info about what to do if your return flight is delayed and make for the departure lounge.
Your Meet & Greet booking includes complimentary Fast Track through security, ensuring you get to that first holiday tipple as soon as possible.
On your return, go straight to the same information desk to pick up your keys, and you'll find your car waiting in a parking bay in front of the airport - it's as easy as that.
Is it worth it?
In a nutshell, yes. Every penny. Particularly when it comes to your return journey - Leeds Bradford's dinky size guarantees that your car is within a minute's walk of the arrivals hall, letting you hit the road and get home, minus any faffing or waiting for a shuttle bus.
Official Leeds Bradford Meet & Greet FAQs
Where is Leeds Bradford Airport?
Leeds Bradford Airport is around eight miles northwest of the city of Leeds. You will find it in your sat nav via the postcode: LS19 7TU
Where is the Meet & Greet car park?
The Meet & Greet car park at Leeds Bradford Airport is located onsite to the left of the terminal building. It is well signposted and has its own entrance.
Do you have to book Meet & Greet in advance?
It's always a good idea to book airport parking in advance*, as it's usually cheaper than gate rates. When it comes to Meet & Greet, you have to book your space ahead of your journey to ensure you get a spot.
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Weather2Travel.com experienced Meet & Greet parking at Leeds Bradford Airport as a guest of Trusted Travel in March 2018. All views are those of the writer.
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