Minimise Delays At London Airports by Pre-Booking Car Hire with

Few things get a holiday off to a worse start than delays at the airport. At some point in their travelling lives, almost everyone has faced a lengthy wait because of poor weather, technical problems or industrial action, but whilst we are almost attuned to expect delays when we leave a country, it was a new and unusual situation that faced arriving passengers at London’s Heathrow Airport this week.

A combination of poor weather, staff shortages and an increase in the numbers of arriving passengers all combined to give some travellers from outside the EU, a two and a half-hour wait before they could enter the UK. The consequences of the delay at immigration went beyond passport control with suitcases piling up on the baggage reclaim carousels.  It’s not hard to imagine the frustration of those who will have missed onward connections or those concerned that the car hire desks will be closed before they get there.

The situation is all the more disconcerting with the London 2012 Olympics fast approaching. There can be few people, waiting for their trip to the greatest festival of sport on the planet, who aren’t dreading the delays and their consequences. Extra flights have been laid on into London’s airports further increasing the passenger footfall and exacerbating the problem.

Beyond baggage collection there’s the perennial problem of the wait at the car hire desks, but believe they have a solution that will help reduce waiting times when frustrations are at their greatest. Car hire at all London airports; Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted can all be pre-booked online. Many of your details are entered from the comfort of your home meaning that when you get to the desk, your choice of hire car will be ready for you and much of the information that takes forever to relate is already there. In most cases, the only extra details will be sight of your driving licence and your credit card and you’ll be ready to go. Pre-booking also means that you can take advantage of the great savings which are only available by booking online. offer cheap car hire at all major UK Airports, follow these links to get an instant quote on car hire at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. also suggest that if you’re travelling in a group, you send the main driver through to the car hire desk whilst the remainder of the group collects the luggage, an idea that has proved to be a big time saver for its clients.

The government and IAG, the group which owns Heathrow Airport, have promised to get the problem sorted out promptly by supplying extra border staff but sports fans in many countries around the world will be watching the situation closely over the coming weeks.

About launched in June 2008 and quickly made an impact in the on-line car hire market. Voted 'Best Car Hire Website 2010' at the Travolution Awards has established itself amongst the leading car hire websites. Comparing car hire rates at over 20,000 locations worldwide, offers the lowest prices to its customers, backed up by a dedicated customer support network.

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About Us is an award-winning online car hire company, perfect for those seeking cheap car hire for a summer or ski holiday, city break or business trip. Launched in June 2008, has quickly established itself as one of the leading car hire websites operating in over 20,000 locations worldwide and comparing rates with over 550 leading suppliers to offer the lowest prices, albeit for just one day or for an extended visit. Voted 'Best Car Hire Website 2010' at the Travolution Awards, it is backed up by a dedicated customer support network in the UK. Its success is attributable to’s constant development of the services it offers to its customers. With a whole range of cars available, from budget to luxury as well as 4x4s and cabriolets, has a vehicle for every climate and road condition. Choose from a small Toyota Yaris, perfect for whizzing around a city, or an open-top Mercedes, ideal for cruising the coast. For family holidays, the company offers child safety seats and for winter travel, snow chains and snow tyres are available. can also arrange for one-way rentals and young drivers over 21 to hire a car. Marketing Manager, Phil Partridge, comments, “We pride ourselves in providing unbeatable car hire. Unlike many online car hire websites, include many extra costs in the basic rental rate; complimentary roadside assistance, collision damage waiver, vehicle theft waiver and liability insurance. This helps prevent any costly surprises after the booking is made.” Committed to keeping customers on track, also offer satellite navigation systems and a new Route Planner is available on the website. Other extras on the site include a Drive Smart Blog. This handy facility includes rules of the road and travel advice for all of the major countries, from which side of the road the Japanese drive on to tips on how to negotiate the German Autobahns. Additional services include low-cost UK airport parking. Within easy reach of all the UK's major airports such as Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and lots more, offers both on-site and off-site secure parking with meet and greet services available. Customers can book online for same day hire. The website is interactive and displays a choice of cars and prices, subject to availability. For further information or to book car hire visit



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