HOLIDAYMAKERS who parked their car at an airport meet-and-greet valet found it abandoned in a muddy field.
Many cannot even access their vehicle because they are blocked by the other 400 dumped engines on the bog.
They also can’t find their keys and didn’t know where their car was because the pickup phone number went straight to voicemail when they got off the plane.
The unofficial valet service collected the cars and keys when travelers arrived at Manchester Airport and then drove to the field in Styal, Ches, two miles away.
Megan Kelly, 20, who returned from Milan this week, said: “It was a huge, muddy field.
“But it wasn’t the kind of place where you expect or want your car to be parked.”
She picked up a spare key after finally locating the field yesterday, but police said it’s unclear when she’ll be able to drive out because she’s blocked.
The student added: “I’m obviously relieved that we found it and that it’s there. But I think the police are pretty unhelpful.
“I just want it out. I have no idea how much longer this will go on.
“I won’t be able to travel back to university and I’ll be relying on lifts and public transport for now, which is really frustrating.
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“Someone has my key too, which is quite worrying.”
Another traveller, 42, from Cheshire, added: “I’m very, very angry. These people have my address, my car keys and yet I feel like I have no protection.”
It is believed to be a civil matter and not a criminal one as the drivers willingly handed over their keys.
Jacob Williamson, 30, also struggled to find his car when he returned from Brussels with his partner yesterday.
His partner’s father drove 30 miles from West Yorkshire with a spare key only to find the field closed.
They eventually pushed someone in, found the car at the end of the line and waited half an hour before pushing someone out.
Jacob said: “I’m just relieved that we managed to get ours but it was hard work.
“If your car is locked in a field and you can’t get it, it’s a pretty big deal for people and needs to be sorted out quickly.”
Manchester Airport said it was not affiliated with the parking company, adding: “We are disappointed to hear that certain unscrupulous third party parking providers are misleading customers in this way.”
Cheshire Police are investigating.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8653872/airport-parking-dumped-car-field/ I’m furious after I parked at the airport and they dumped my car in a muddy FIELD… I thought it was stolen