We gave our car to a parking company at the airport and never saw it again… 34 cars have disappeared so far
A couple is furious after flying back from vacation to find their car gone.
Ellie and Dave Brown paid £96 to a meet-and-greet parking company at Heathrow but after a week they still haven’t returned their car.
Ellie, 71, and Dave, 72, of Royston, flew to Colorado on December 21.
Seven days later they traveled to Phoenix and flew back to London after the holidays.
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Before the trip, they dropped off their Ford Mondeo with a White Lines Meet and Greet Airport Valet operator.
The worker told them to call when they landed and had their luggage.
But when they arrived at Heathrow Airport on January 5, the parking company didn’t answer their calls.
Ellie said: “On our return we were asked to call when our plane had landed and then again when we had our luggage.
“We tried calling several times but message service was full. I then texted but no reply.”
Desperate, the couple decided to contact the police.
“Eventually we spoke to a British Airways customer service representative who gave us the number for the local police station, which we called. They recorded the vehicle data,” revealed Ellie.
The couple tried to get a train to their hometown but they couldn’t because of the strikes on the train.
Luckily, a family member picked her up at Heathrow Airport.
Ellie said: “After a 10 hour flight and both in their 70’s it wasn’t what we wanted!
“We then tried calling both cell phones we had, but no answer.”
Police told them that 34 cars were hijacked and dumped near Heathrow Airport that day.
“We have contacted the police who tell us that some of the cars have been found but unfortunately not ours yet.
“We’re going through the insurance route now,” Ellie said.
According to the Companies House website, White Lines Car Park Heathrow Limited applied for dissolution on 13 December 2022.
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