30 JULY 2018
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Following last week’s announcement of an arrangement between Finnair and AirPortr at Heathrow, the scheme is being introduced at Gatwick, this time with easyJet (see BTN 23 July).
An airline spokesman said: “Research shows more than three-quarters of travellers would prefer to be luggage-free for the day of their flight, which is why easyJet and AirPortr have joined forces to allowing them to start their trips at home.
“AirPortr will pick up luggage from a passenger’s doorstep and deliver it safely to easyJet’s bag drop before it is flown to one of our 110 destinations from Gatwick. Customers can then collect their baggage at their destination’s baggage reclaim.”
The premium product allows passengers to check-in a piece of luggage and choose a 1hr pick-up time slot from £30. For £40, the service includes collection of up to four pieces of luggage within a 3hr window.
AirPortr CEO Randel Darby said: “Particularly when flying short-haul with hold luggage, a disproportionate amount of journey time can be spent on the ground getting to and through the airport.
“We’re delighted to work with easyJet to overcome this by starting a passenger’s journey at home, saving valuable time and providing hassle-free travel, all at an affordable price.”
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