Some airports in the UK are charging six times more per minute to park than to make a mobile phone call home while abroad.
An RAC study says Luton is the most expensive, where the minimum charge is £7 for 40 minutes.
Luton’s also top for drop-offs near the terminal – at £3 for 10 minutes.
At Stansted, pick-ups cost £4.50 for 30 minutes, equivalent to 15p per minute.
To drop off friends or family near the Essex terminal it’s £3 for ten minutes.