I was looking at airport parking for a holiday I’m off on. Last week it was £60 at the long-stay and £80 for valet parking right up to the terminal. Seemed OK.

I look the day before I’m due to fly… It’s now £90 at the long stay and £120 for valet. Patronisingly called “Last minute saver”.

There’s no such thing as “last minute”, it’s just called “doing stuff in time”. It’s not the 1800’s and this isn’t a 6 day trip to Manchester via donkey.. it’s a fucking parking space, of which they have SHITLOADS.

There’s no reason behind this price increase other than they hope I might be desperate and will pay.

There hasn’t been a sudden spike in demand for car parking spaces tomorrow and the price of supplying the service hasn’t increased, they have a large, finite amount of them and are just trying it on. Goddamn market forces.

It is now cheaper to pay a taxi driver to take me to the airport and to pick me up in the middle of the night on my return so that is what I have arranged. Arguably this is also a lot less hassle, though I’m fairly adamant that nothing beats my own car, despite it’s laughable fuel costs.

Thanks Luton, but I’ll keep my pants pulled up this time and definitely won’t be spending the savings in your airport (who am I kidding).

These 237 words were written on Mon Jun 17, 2013
fletch mild-rant