Is there an advantage to non-flexible parking rates or hotel rates?

These days you will often see several rates for the same car park or hotel, and one or more of these rates is likely to be ‘non-flexible’.

What does this really mean and should I book non-flexible parking rates or hotel rates?

emergency-hospitalA non-flexible booking will be non-amendable and also non-refundable if you do not use it for any reason (car parks will let you change the details of the vehicle you are bringing). As there will be a flexible product available to book at a higher price, they are usually pretty strict about the terms and conditions and don’t tend to make exceptions even for illness, a death in the family, a personal emergency or a flight cancellation.

However, there are often reasonable savings to be made, so a non-flexible booking may be a good idea if:

  • You are travelling within 24 hours of booking, as the booking will already be non-refundable
  • You have travel insurance and have to cancel for any reason where you could claim on insurance

A non-flexible booking may not be such a good idea if:

  • You do not have travel insurance
  • You think you might need to change dates or times later
  • You are booking months into the future, as something could happen in the meantime, meaning you might need flexibility

We offer a best price guarantee on all our Airport Parking giving you peace of mind that you are getting the best deal possible.

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Graham Greenaway

About Graham Greenaway

Graham Greenaway has worked in the family business since 1994. Having taken a break to attend University in Hertfordshire, Graham returned to FHR after graduating and became involved with creating the first version of the company website and later moved on to manage the on-line Marketing side of the business as well as the Web Development team. Away from FHR, Graham enjoys visiting the gym and socialising with friends. Follow Graham on Twitter

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