Gatwick Airport - A Special Mention
Whether you're flying out of Gatwick airport's domestic or international terminal you can rest assured that this airport will cater for all of your needs whether you're flying out or in.
Obviously all the major UK airports do pretty much the same but Gatwick really seems to us to try and consider everything from the travellers point of view. "That's exactly what airports do" we hear you say... and yes you would be right but the point we are making is that Gatwick goes that bit further, for example :
Family Assistant Lanes & Other Help
Gatwick have introduced special family lanes for both incoming and outgoing travellers to offer practical assistance for families with buggies etc. they also offer a special porter service for families.
They also offer pushchairs for families landing at Gatwick for the journey from the plane to the baggage carousels. Partly because of this Gatwick have become the first Family Friendly accredited airport.
Hotels At Gatwick Airport
It's true that all major airports have a wide selection of hotels on or near to the airport. but again Gatwick seem to have gone that one step further and introduced BLOC at the South terminals.
BLOC is an extremely handy hotel situated seconds from the departures terminal with some rooms having outstanding views over the runway. As a New York Times writer said "Offering tiny but pretty much perfect rooms… A cross between a seriously upscale design hotel and a Japanese pod, miraculously coming in at Motel 6 prices”
Take a look at our blog post about this hotel.
Parking At Gatwick Airport
Gatwick offer a vast array of car parking at their airport, and again, this is no different to most other UK airports. However, Gatwick also offer a "Local Resident Discount Scheme".
This allows residents who live around the airport to gain discounts for their Short Stay car parks allowing them to quickly and easily pick up any friends or family members. Just one of those little extras that Gatwick airport always seem to offer!
We've just picked out a few things (two of them from our industry) which we hope go to show just how switched on Gatwick airport is. Take a look at their homepage, it says "ALL ABOUT YOU" (8th Feb 2015) Doesn't that says it all!