With a fuel tanker strike looming, the leading travel add-ons company urges holiday travellers to prepare for a potentially difficult journey to the airport - and to allow plenty of time to get there.
For those who have an early check-in, an airport hotel could prove to be the ideal way to keep the beginning of the Easter getaway hassle free.
The decision to stay before the flight is made considerably easier with the price of airport hotels and parking remaining affordable, for instance: A family room at a Gatwick hotel starts from just £85.00 – and that includes eight days’ holiday parking.
If the situation worsens, customers can cancel their car parking and airport hotel bookings and get a full refund, as long as they have taken out HolidayExtras.com’s cancellation protection.
Cancellation protection costs 99p for airport parking bookings, and £2.49 for airport hotel bookings; it is valid for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the date of departure.
Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, who represents the fuel tanker drivers, refused to rule out the possibility that any strike would be held over the Easter holiday.
Anthony Clarke-Cowell, Associate Merchandising Director at HolidayExtras.com, said: “We very much hope that the strike won’t take place, but anyone planning to travel over Easter would be wise to prepare for the possibility of their holiday plans changing.
“We urge customers to take out our cancellation protection when they book. The cost is minimal - but it’s worth it for peace of mind.”