Thanks to London-based baggage collection and delivery service AirPortr, I am running a special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours.
Between now and midnight, you can win the chance to have all of your holiday luggage collected from, and delivered back to, your home and Heathrow, Gatwick or London City airports.
This service could prove handy. Flying back from a weekend away and going straight to work? Let AirPortr take your luggage home whilst you head to the office. Similarly, if you are off on holiday from the office, let them take your luggage directly instead of you taking it into work.
If you feel obliged to take an expensive taxi to the airport simply because you have too much luggage, AirPortr will solve that problem too. Let them take your luggage for you, and you can hop on the tube or train unencumbered!
AirPortr is Europe’s first same day and on demand luggage collection and delivery service and it aims to release you from the trouble of carrying suitcases around.
It launched in May 2014 in London City Airport, at Gatwick in July 2015 and at Heathrow in December 2015.
What is very cool about AirPortr at London City is that – for domestic BA flights – they have security clearance to collect your luggage from the carousel. Once you have booked the Carousel Collection service you can simply walk out of City Airport without any waiting. AirPortr will find your baggage when it eventually arrives and deliver it to wherever you want.
At Heathrow and Gatwick, and for international flights at London City, you need to wait by the carousel until your case arrives and take it over to the AirPortr concierge. They will deliver it to your hotel, office or home later in the day. It certainly beats dragging a suitcase into the office if you are going to work.
The service can be booked in either direction – you can also book them to collect your luggage from your home, office or hotel and pick it up from the AirPortr collection point in the departure terminal. This could be handy if you want to sightsee on your last day and do not want to have to return to your hotel later to collect your luggage.
AirPortr charges start at just £15. At the maximum, you would pay only £50 for four suitcases to be collected from an address in Outer London and delivered to or from the airport.
If you are interested in giving them a try, AirPortr is offering a 10% discount to Head for Points readers. Simply enter code HFP2016 when making a booking on the AirPortr website (www.portr.com).
Of course, you could also try the service for free by winning our competition.
The competition will run for just 18 hours and closes at midnight tonight. I will draw two winners tomorrow morning and pass on their details to AirPortr.
The service operates within the M25 so you need to either live or work in that area or, if planning to visit London, be staying within the M25.
How to enter
I am using the same automated entry software that I used for other recent competitions.
You are allowed up to two entries. You get one entry by simply completing the form. You receive a second entry if you agree that AirPortr can add you to their email newsletter list – this is totally optional.
Your details remain private – they will not be shared with AirPortr and will not be used by Head for Points for any other purpose.
You can see the detailed rules by clicking on ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget. In summary:
You must be at least 18 years old
There are no residential restrictions except when the competition is void by local law. Feel free to enter if you will be in London for work or holiday later this year.
Entries are limited to one per person
The winners will have until the end of 2016 to claim their prize
The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Thursday 19th May
If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.
Good luck. The winner will be notified within 48 hours of the competition closing.