We all know that the cost of a flight ticket is just the start of our pocket-emptying experience of getting from A to B by air, at every turn lurks another charge, bill or cost that you need to be aware of. From airport parking drop off charges, to airline luggage fees, airport taxes to the inflated cost of fast food in the airport, danger is all around. On this occasion we look at the seemingly innocent luggage trolley at the UK’s busiest airports. We’re not talking airport porter facilities here, simply a trolley designed to pop your cases on to make getting from the car / bus to bag drop slightly more bearable. We take a look at the UK’s busiest airports to see who charges and who doesn’t and of those that do, how much and whether you get your money back when you return the trolley!
, the UK’s 9th busiest handling over 8 million passengers per year has the highest charge at £2 and it’s non-refundable. So if you need a luggage trolley at departure and arrival, that’s £4 you’ll pay for the privilege. Whilst Heathrow
, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Southampton and Jersey will all gladly provide you a luggage trolley for absolutely nothing. And the rest? They’ll all cost you £1, but at most it’s at least refundable.
Refunded on Return
Passengers 2017 (millions)