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Airports Laugh All The Way To The Bank When You Park Your Car

...but there's a way to save $$$

Airports Laugh All The Way To The Bank When You Park Your Car

(Image: AAP)

A probe by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found pretty much everyone around the country is getting ripped off when they park at the airport.

The consumer watchdog assessed Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth’s main airports, and the profits are huge! The most cash was made at Melbourne Airport, bringing in more than $370,000 a day!

Here's how they biggest 4 airports rank:

(Image: ACCC Airport Monitoring Report)

So how can you avoid paying these massive fees? ACCC chairman Rod Sims says we need to get into the habit of pre-booking our car park. Most airports offer discounts of around 50% per you book and pay online at least a day before going to the airport, compared to just taking a ticket at the gate.

So next time you fly, hopefully getting your car out of the car park wont cost as much as your flight home!

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