easyJet launches doorstep baggage collection for Gatwick flyers
Airportr will collect passenger’s baggage and take it to easyJet’s bag drop area to make travelling with hold luggage less stressful.
STRESS-FREE: Airportr will collect baggae from passenger's homes to make travelling to airport less stressful.
AirPortr has launched a collaboration with easyJest, allowing passengers flying from London Gatwick to check their luggage in online and have them collected from their doorstep by a professional driver and taken to the airport.
It has been found through research that over 75 per cent of travellers would prefer to travel luggage-free to the airport, which is why this partnership has come about.
AirPortr will pick up luggage from the passenger’s doorstep, and deliver it to easyJet’s bag drop area of the airport. Customers are then reunited with their luggage at their destination’s baggage reclaim.
Since 2016, AirPortr has collected over 69,000 items of baggage from passenger’s homes, which have been checked-in and delivered to more than 320 destination airport baggage reclaims around the world. easyJet is confident this new service will help make travelling easier for its passengers.
The service is available for flights to any of easyJet’s destinations across Europe from London Gatwick, the airline’s biggest UK base.
This service allows passengers to check in a piece of luggage and choose a one hour pick-up time slot for as little as £30. Alternatively, a £40 value product offers tremendous value for money, and includes collection of up to four pieces of luggage within a three hour window.
Director of Ancillary Revenue at easyJet, Andrew Middleton, said: “We are excited to be introducing AirPortr’s services to our passengers, starting with Gatwick services. Whether a flight is for business or leisure, we are confident the home bag drop service is a fantastic initiative to improve a traveller’s experience.
“easyJet is proud to continue to develop our product offering with innovative companies such as AirPortr.”
Randel Darby, CEO of AirPortr, 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, starting their passengers’ journey at home, saving valuable time and providing hassle free travel, all at an affordable price.
“With easyJet’s reputation for leading digital innovation, we will see the service integrated into the customer journey in new ways, such as being offered alongside great baggage fares when booking a flight.
“We’re proud to be working with an airline with a start-up mentality but Europe-wide scale, as we continue to lead the development of at-home bag check-in services.”