Following an initial trial, British Airways has fully launched its luggage delivery service from London City Airport. This is available to passengers on all BA flights into City.
The service is very simple.
At any point until the departure of your inbound flight to London City, you can go the portr.com website (mobile enabled) and book in your luggage.
You do not need to do anything at London City. You can simply leave the airport on arrival. Portr will collect your luggage directly from the luggage carousel and deliver it to your home the same day.
The pricing is very reasonable. East London is £15 for the first case with the rest of Central London (as far west at Shepherds Bush) £25. The rest of London is £35. Additional cases are just £5 each.
There is usually an additional £10 fee for ‘carousel collection’ – instead of making you drop your case at the AirPortr counter – but this is waived for British Airways Executive Club members of all tiers. The fees disappears when you add your BAEC number to the box on the booking page.
This does not seem like a bad deal to me, in the right circumstances. It would be especially useful if you were heading directly to work from the airport and did not want to drag your luggage along with you. It may even be cheaper to use AirPortr (and take the DLR into work) then be forced into taking a black cab to the office because you have luggage with you.