15 JULY 2019
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A new luggage pick-up service to allow passengers to check-in their bags the night before their flights is being trialled at Edinburgh Airport in an experiment with Ryanair and the Hampton by Hilton airport hotel.
The service is available free to Ryanair passengers staying at the hotel. They are asked on arrival if they are flying with Ryanair before 09:00 next day and if so are offered the chance to check-in on site. Bags are then collected by airport staff.
The luggage is tagged and handled by security-cleared employees before being screened as normal and stored in a secure area before being placed into the baggage system in the morning to be loaded on to the flight.
Airport chief operating officer Adrian Witherow said: “Making the journey through the airport as easy as possible is important to us and this trial will make the check-in and luggage part more accessible so passengers can head straight to departures.
“It’s great that Ryanair and Hampton by Hilton have bought into this trial and we are working closely with each other to ensure the service is smooth and efficient. We’ll see how it works before evaluating and deciding on our next steps.”
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