Uninsured airport ‘meet and greet’ driver leaves couple £9,000 out of pocket

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A couple have claimed that an allegedly uninsured driver at a 'meet and greet' airport parking service has left them with over £9,000 of debt.

Sandra and Domenico Carnivale's Vauxhall Zafira Tourer was written off just three-and-a-half hours after they handed their keys over to MCP Gatwick Parking.


It was four days until the couple from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, heard of the crash while they were holidaying in Turkey. However, the situation got worse when they discovered the airport parking worker driving their car was uninsured.

The couple were left with a £550 fine from police to scrap their car, which was worth around £8,500 at the time of the crash.

Mr Carnivale told the MailOnline: "It's too late for us but I just want to warn people not to use this company. I will never use a meet and greet company again. I want people to know what he's done to us so no one will book with this company again."

They have said that MCP Gatwick parking are now just ignoring their calls. It has previously told them that the driver they employed at the time of the crash was a part-time worker, who had the responsibility of insuring himself to drive other people's cars.

Despite repeated attempts, the parking firm has been unable to provide them with a copy of the driver's insurance details.

The driver is now said to be in the process of being prosecuted by Surrey Police for driving the Zafira Tourer without insurance.