London, England (PRWEB) March 18, 2007
The comparison chart reveals luggage rates for 22 of the UK's leading airlines and compares rates and weights for checking-in luggage, excess charges for economy passengers, hand luggage restrictions and rules, checked in business class luggage limits, pushchair charges, surfboard, golf and ski carriage charges. Rates for checked-in luggage in economy range from 20 - 32kg and checking in from free to £3.50 per piece of luggage per way. Travelling parents will be glad to know that there is no charge for pushchairs on any aircraft, not even Ryanair!
The chart also reveals the big change is in the hand luggage security restrictions that came into force last summer. Travellers are only allowed to take limited quantities of liquids are allowed in their hand luggage. These must be in small individual containers and carried in a clear re-sealable plastic bag.
Sporting travellers should check carefully as it is continued good news for golfers but surfers still suffer in the luggage game. Golfers are welcomed with open arms by the majority of airlines; most will carry clubs for free or offer reduced rates. But skiers and surfers are often penalised with higher excess charges to pay.
To make sure you are within your luggage limits before arriving at the airport, check your bags with APH's luggage scales before boarding the APH bus at its Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester car parks.
Airport Parking and Hotels Ltd (APH) has over 20 years' experience as a retailer of pre-booked long and short stay airport parking. It offers parking at 18 UK airports, ports and Eurotunnel terminals plus airport hotels packaged with parking, airport lounges, travel insurance, car hire and holiday taxis.
For further information or to book visit http://www.aph.com or call 01342 859515
Stefanie Douch or Sarah Falkingham at gosh pr on 020 7681 6270
Notes to editors:
Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has over 20 years' experience as a retailer of pre-booked long and short stay airport parking. It offers parking at 18 UK airports, ports and Eurotunnel terminals plus airport hotels packaged with parking, airport lounges. It also offers a range of other pre-bookable travel extras including travel insurance, car hire, holiday taxis, ski lift passes, ski equipment and even an online safe for storage of valuable documents, APH handles around 700,000 bookings per year.
APH also has over 20 years' experience operating airport park and ride car parks, with more than 8,000 spaces at sites serving London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham airports. All APH operated car parks hold the Park Mark - Safer Parking Award.
APH is a carbon balanced company and works closely with The World Land Trust. To date APH has helped purchase more than 800 acres of Belize rainforest through donations totalling more than £20,000.
APH is an AA preferred partner. Other partners include HSBC, BT, ASDA, BSkyB, the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Toys R US
APH is a member of The Independent Airport Park and Ride Association (IAPRA) which represents UK independent airport park and ride operators
APH has industry-leading customer retention rates: 96% of customers state that they are likely or very likely to book the same APH car park again
APH was also a finalist in the British Parking Awards - Exceptional Customer Service Category