What to Do If Your Flight Is Delayed or Cancelled: Guide to Managing Airport Parking

blog image John Doe | 04/08/2024

Discovering that your flight is delayed or, worse, cancelled can throw a wrench into your travel plans, affecting everything from your hotel reservations to your scheduled activities. This past year, many travelers have faced delayed and cancelled parking due to COVID-19. So, what should you do in such situations? Read on to find out the best course of action.


How Flight Delays Impact Airport Parking:

Airport parking operators understand that travel doesn't always go smoothly. Minor delays of around 20 minutes usually don't pose an issue. Most car parks offer a grace period during which you're covered for a certain amount of time. However, the length of this grace period varies depending on the car park. While some may provide only an hour of grace, others may offer up to six hours. If you're concerned about being overcharged, it's advisable to contact both us and your car park to inform them of the delay.


Handling Cancelled Flights and Parking Bookings:

When booking through comparetheairportparking.com, opting for cancellation cover can be beneficial. Without cancellation cover, you have the flexibility to amend or cancel your booking up to 72 hours before arriving at the car park, albeit with a £40 cancellation charge. With cancellation cover, you can cancel or amend your booking at no cost up to 24 hours before your arrival. In the event of a cancellation, you'll receive a full refund without any additional fees incase of felxible booking.

Handling the booking cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice:

If you find yourself needing to cancel your booking with less than 24 hours’ notice, it's important to understand the limitations we face. Since car parks typically charge us for your booking within the final 24 hours, we're usually unable to cancel or amend bookings during this timeframe.


However, in exceptional circumstances, we will do our best to communicate with the car park on your behalf to explore any available options. It's essential to recognize that our ability to intervene is often limited, as payment has already been processed to the car park.


Moreover, in cases of flight cancellations or delays where the car park is unable to offer a refund or compensation, we recommend seeking reimbursement for any losses or additional charges directly from the airline responsible for the disruption. Airlines often have policies in place to address such situations, ensuring that you're not left financially disadvantaged