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 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 on 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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)