Travelling from the airport to your hotel and back can be stressful. On the way in, you’re tired from a long journey. When it’s time to go back, checkout might not match up with your flight. Fortunately, there’s now a solution to lugging your luggage around.
A new service launched in October allows you to check in your bags before you get to the airport. AirPortr comes to you, checks in your bags and transports them to the airport for you. That leaves you with whatever time you have before your flight to explore London luggage-free.
The Hilton London Metropole is the first hotel in London to have a dedicated desk for the AirPortr + Bag Check In service.
It works in partnership with British Airways to allow you to check in for any of their flights from London. You can go straight to the desk to check in your luggage for your flight from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City. As long as your bag is within the airline’s limits, you’re good to go.
The service is £30 for one bag, plus £10 for each additional bag. In addition to having your bags taken to the airport on your way home, you can also get AirPortr to drop them off at your hotel when you arrive in London.
You can say goodbye to your bags and you won’t have to see them until you need them next – either at your hotel or on the luggage carousel when you get home (or to your next destination). If you’re worried about letting your bags out of sight, there’s no need to be. You can track them if you need to, so that you know exactly where they are.
You can give yourself one more day in London by using the new service. Staying at the Hilton London Metropole makes it even easier, allowing you to check your bags right in the lobby.
Photo credits: Hilton London Metropole.