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Book a Hotel Room with Free Airport Parking

August 12, 2009

Did you know that many Heathrow Airport Hotel deals include airport parking?

You could be tucked up in bed all warm

You could be tucked up in bed all warm

What this means is that, for the price of your hotel room, you get to leave your car in a Heathrow airport car park for the duration of your trip abroad. This can save you lots of money in Heathrow parking charges. And you can find that the cost of your Heathrow hotel room, with airport parking included, can be less than the airport parking charges would have been.

So, if you are flying from Heathrow, or any other UK airport for that matter, why not look out for hotel room deals that include airport car parking. To relax and rest before your flight, you get to stay in a nice, comfortable hotel room for the night before your flight and your car parking space doesn’t cost you any extra. This is especially good for those early morning flights.

Using our unique search engine, Compare airport parking allows you to search for the cheapest car parking at Heathrow. However, not only does Compare present you with the cheapest parking, but below this you will see what the cheapest hotel at Heathrow will cost. Sometimes the upgrade cost to a hotel with parking (rather than the parking choice you were looking at) will be less than £10. On other occasions this can actually cost the same or even less.

Take a look, you will be surprised

Andy
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Big hairy spiders

August 12, 2009

OMG

The big beastie with teeth

The big beastie with teeth

This monster was running around at work. As a self confessed suffer of arachnophobia, I was petrified when I saw this monster coming at me with his teeth all gnashing ready to eat me. Exaggeration, I know, but as a sufferer of arachnophobia this is really whats running through my mind.

Also take a look at the beast, being displayed by my wife (who was good enough to catch it and place it outside a long way outside, it certainly does look angry.

Although at Compare airport parking and Compare airport hotels, we cannot guarantee that there will be no monsters under the bed or running down the curtains, we hope our selection of parking with hotels meet with your approval and standards.

Andy
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Who are Teasin Tina and Lusty Lindy?

November 25, 2008

If you read my blogs, you should realise that these ladies must be planes.

Indeed, I am not one to dissapoint. However, these are not just any planes. These are the last two working Handley Page Victor K.Mk 2’s.

Teasin Tina

'Teasin Tina'

Many people write these lovely planes off as relics from the Falkland’s War. Planes that served a purpose at the time and were retired.

Wrong!

These planes actually continued service up until 1991, and were even active in the first Gulf War.

XM715 ‘Teasin Tina’ and XL231 ‘Lusty Lindy’ are now the only two Victors in teh United Kingdom that are still in working order. Many people work hard to ensure these two beautiful planes are kept in good condition. Furthermore, they are maintained to such a level that they are able to undertake fast taxi runs.

Who knows, in the future we could see one flying again.

Visit the Yorkshire Air Museum, to see ‘Lusty Lindy’ and Bruntingthorpe for ‘Teasin Tina’

Andy

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Concorde’s replacement at Heathrow is finally in place

July 23, 2008

Well, it’s been a while since I reported the model of Concorde, guardian of the Heathrow roundabout, had been retired to Brooklands museum. It’s replacement, the A380 model owned by Emirates, has finally been installed.

It’s over 45 tonnes, and massive, bigger than the Concorde model, but what sort of impression does this give. Without being xenophobic, at a time when we should be saluting British engineering and design, blatantly displaying a foriegn companies plane at one of our main international airports, seems wrong to me.

Have a read and view the report on the construction and installation here.

Tell me what you think

Andy
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A bit of fun regarding Heathrow Terminal 5

April 10, 2008

Now that BAA and BA have sorted (no pun intended) the baggage problems and the airport terminal is returning to normal its time to reflect and have a little fun.

Whilst browsing I found a couple of funny articles in The Register.

The poster has decided to re-enact some events from the chaos using Playmobil toys.

Obviously the scenes are exagerated. but they are worth a look and a smile.

You can view them under the following links.

Terminal 5 Chaos

Playmobil Security Check Point

lost luggage complaints: Shock picture

These were obviously created for fun.  Does anyone else know where there are some funny pictures using playmobil or Lego.  Let me know.

Andy
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Naomi Campbell Banned From British Airways Flights

April 8, 2008

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I posted earlier this week that she had been in trouble at terminal 5.

Still, once again, hats off to BA and BAA.  It does not matter who is abusive or causing trouble, everyone should be treated equally.

Andy
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A Heathrow Terminal 5 insider

April 8, 2008

If you are reading my blog and you are interested in Heathrow Terminal 5, you may wish to read this blog from a terminal 5 insider.

I was especially worried about the public announcements.

Read the blog here – http://jayneog2403.wordpress.com/

It’s snow joke, as bad weather grounds flights

April 7, 2008

As if our airport industry did not have enough on it hands, what with Terminal 5 and baggage, this weekends snow fall has brought the typical problems faced by our country with a couple of centimeters of snow.

Gatwick, Heathrow and Bristol all had problems, with some flights being cancelled and others delayed.

I personally now think that a serious look at how our airports, roads and rail network are managed with a national plan put into effect to deal with such problems as a bit of snow, a broken down lorry or indeed the wrong type of leaves on the railway lines.

What do you all think? Could you do better? How would you fund it, how would you deploy assets and manpower.?

Come on, see this as a challenge.

Andy
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Heathrow Terminal 5 – baggage problems Naomi

April 4, 2008

Naomi Campbell was apparently removed from a BA plane at Heathrow Terminal 5 after she apparently reacted badly to the news that some of her baggage had been lost.

A BAA spokeswoman at Heathrow Airport said: “Police today boarded a British Airways plane and removed a passenger.”

Apparently, out of the two bags she checked in, one went missing.

Now, there’s a few points to look at here.

1)    It goes to show that the troubles faced at Terminal 5 are just as bad for famous people as they are for us mortals.
2)    It  shows  good spirit that the normal passengers, although upset have not reacted in most cases to violence.
3)    Even with the baggage problems, BAA are ensuring safety of passengers and staff is paramount.

Now, I’ve been critical of the way the Terminal 5 has been handled, but I have to admit, that even though the incident was caused by lost luggage, it still shows that BAA are also heavily committed to standards.  No matter who causes or commits any act against staff, police or property at an airport need to be removed.  Such is the case here, no matter who they are.

So from me, well done BA & BAA.

Read the BBC coverage here.

Terminal 5 ready for full flights – are we ready for more fun

April 3, 2008

BAA and BA claim that Heathrow Terminal 5 will be ready to handle all flights and baggage from Saturday.

Well, after previous events, I think the whole world will be watching.

In my own honest opinion, if it goes wrong again, the government must step in, to what has become a national humiliation.