When you need to get to one of London’s airports there are really only a few ways to get to them, and most of them are uncomfortable and may make you wonder why you ever decided to take a holiday in the first place. Of course, you may not be going on holiday, but on a business trip, but the journey to the airport is still at best a depressing experience.
You can, of course, always drive your own car to the airport and park it somewhere while you fly off to foreign climes. There are all sorts of parking facilities around London’s airports, some of which have a shuttle to the airport, and some of which don’t. It is bad enough even if there is a shuttle because you still have to hump your luggage about, and that’s worse still if you have a couple of young kids in tow and have to keep an eye on them.
Then there is the ever-present danger of rogue parking operators, especially, for some reason, with Gatwick. It may be because it is out in the sticks and so a lot of people do drive there rather than take their chances on public transport, so perhaps there is more money to be made from parking services at Gatwick. There have certainly been some horrific cases of cars being parked in muddy fields rather than in the security-lit car parks that were promised, and that isn’t the worst of cases. Only in the last few weeks one traveller came back to find that there were an additional 500 miles on the clock on her car from the figure that was showing when she left it.
Of course, some people may have a friend who will drive them to the airport and meet them again when they come back. However, not many people can afford to take time off work to drive their friends to the airport, and they probably are not so keen to go and pick them up again at four in the morning which is the time their return flight lands. It can also strain the friendship somewhat if the return flight is delayed for five hours and the friend has to decide whether to wait or be late for work.
Of course, there is always good old public transport. Well, there is public transport, at least. How good it is can be a matter of debate, but some of it is certainly old. The problem is the amount of time and heaving luggage around that is involved. Say you live in Bromley, in Kent, and you have to get to Heathrow. You have to get down to Bromley South Station to catch a train to Victoria, get off the train, and either walk, or get a taxi to the coach station in order to pick up the bus. Either that, or it is get on the underground to London Airport which means humping the luggage up and down escalators, and then you might not get to exactly the terminal that you want at Heathrow. All the while you have a couple of kids in tow who are not exactly at their chirpiest.
Then, of course, after all that you can get to the airport and find that some idiot is flying a drone about and your flight is delayed. That’s not the way to start a holiday at all. You are supposed to be enjoying yourself. And you have to do it all in reverse when you get back, so that’s something else to look forward to!
This is why Spa Chauffeurs is now providing Heathrow Chauffeur airport transfer, Gatwick Chauffeur airport transfer, and Stansted Chauffeur airport transfer for any travellers who wish it.
Spa Chauffeurs will collect passengers from their home or office in a luxury Mercedes Benz or BMW and deliver them to the airport check-in. Clients can sit back in comfort and let the chauffeur deal with the traffic. The chauffeur will also be waiting for the clients on their return. If your flight is delayed, that is no problem because the company keeps a check on fight arrival times online and arranges to meet clients accordingly.