Easyjet has launched a partnership with home bag drop service Airportr, which will allow passengers travelling from Gatwick to check in their luggage online and have it collected from their home.
The service means passengers can travel luggage-free on the way to the airport, as Airportr’s drivers collect their bags and take them straight to Easyjet’s bag drop at Gatwick to be flown to their destination. Cases are then collected as normal at the destination’s baggage reclaim area.
Passengers can check their luggage in online and choose a one-hour pick-up slot from £30. For those travelling in groups, the service also offers a £40 collection for up to four pieces of luggage within a three-hour window.
Andrew Middleton, director of ancillary revenue at Easyjet, 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, added: “Particularly when flying short-haul with hold luggage, a disproportionate amount of journey time can be spent on the ground getting to and around 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.”