AirPortr, the London based travel technology start-up, in partnership with British Airways, has today launched a ‘game changing’ new service for business passengers, which allows travellers to check in their luggage from any London address.
AirPortr brings the check-in desk experience to every customers’ home, hotel lobby or desk in the City. AirPortr + Bag Check-In allows those travelling with British Airways to travel straight through the airport completely luggage free until they reach baggage reclaim at their destination airport.
AirPortr + Bag Check-In is a step change for business travel, freeing up staff from struggling with their bags into the office or having to go back and forth to collect luggage from hotel storage facilities once they’ve checked out. Customers can arrange for their luggage to be picked up the night before or morning of travel, enabling them to save time so they can squeeze in that extra business meeting, do some last minute gift shopping, and breeze straight through the airport.
Philip Osmond, British Airways’ director of airport transformation said: “We are always looking at innovative ways in which to give our customers more choice and improve their journeys. We are excited to launch this exclusive service, delivered by AirPortr, which will offer an even smoother travel experience.”
Randel Darby, AirPortr CEO, said: “We are delighted to be launching AirPortr + Bag Check-In with British Airways. The service has been years in the planning and is a game changer in international travel, with potentially huge benefits to businesses. The industry has managed to digitise the passport control process, successfully introduced paper-free boarding utilising smart phone technology, but the one element of air travel that remained stuck in the 20thcentury was luggage and how to make the process more seamless. That is the problem we have sought to address.”
Mr Darby continued: “Luggage free travel is a complex area and beset by all kinds of logistic roadblocks. We have had to work hard to ensure that the offer works for the consumer and is safe and secure. I am thrilled AirPortr + Bag Check-In is able to offer an accessible yet highly innovative service that benefits the business traveller.”
AirPortr + Bag Check-In can be booked from 10th October and is available exclusively for British Airways customers flying from London Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports for travel from 26th October. Prices start from £30 from Central London to the airport for the first bag with an additional cost of £10 per additional bag.
For further information on AirPortr + Bag Check-In please go to: airportr.com/ba.