Easyjet has launched a partnership with Airportr, allowing customers to check in luggage at any central London address, ahead of departures from Gatwick.
The service costs from £30 for collection and check-in of one piece of baggage with a one-hour slot, and from £40 for four pieces with a three-hour slot.
Airportr launched with British Airways in 2016, and is available to all BA customers flying from Gatwick and Heathrow. It was extended to fellow Oneworld carrier American Airlines flights from Heathrow to the US late last year, followed by Finnair services from Heathrow earlier this month.
A driver collects and weighs the luggage, scans passengers’ passports and boarding passes, and seals the luggage in coded, tamper-proof bags. Customers are sent IATA bag receipts after airport screening, around 90 minutes before take-off.
The service is available on any of the carrier’s 110 destinations from Gatwick, and Easyjet says that customers “can choose a slot for pickup, usually the evening before your flight – but as far as a week ahead”.
Commenting on the news 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.”
For more information and to book using the Airportr service, visit homebagdrop.easyjet.com.