Motorists are being forced to face 'sky high' pick-up and drop-off charges at British airports.
In research conducted by the RAC, it was found that it can cost six times more to park than it costs to make a mobile phone call while abroad.
London Luton tops the list of airports with expensive parking, charging a minimum of £7 for 40 minutes in its short stay car park.
It also charges the most for drivers who wait in their car for friends and relatives to arrive, with fees of £3 for 10 minutes and a further £1 per minute thereon.
Other airports high on the list include Birmingham International Airport, which costs £4.70 for up to 60 minutes, and Stansted Airport, which charges £4.50 for 30 minutes of parking outside the terminal.
At London Stansted, drivers face a penalty charge of £50 if they exceed the 10-minute time limit in the pick-up and drop-off sections.
Pete Williams, head of external affairs at the RAC, said: "While it is true that many airports provide a range of different parking options for drivers depending on how long they expect to stay, motorists need to be aware of the sky-high charges levied by some for parking close to the terminal.