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Do You Rent Luggage Cart At Airport?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (5 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

I see a lot of people rent luggage carts at airports. I think they are popular. When I was a kid, I wandered around inside airport looking for unused carts and return them to cart location for 25-cent refund....


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User currently offlineAA757MIA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11012 times:

I almost never need one, but when I do (travelingI with family, etc) I usually try to find unused ones in the parking lot so I dont have to pay the ridiculous fee  Smile

User currently offlineOhthedrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10998 times:

I love how random this topic is!

In the UK (or at least the airports I've been to in the UK) have the carts for free so they are very popular. My suitcase has wheels and a handle so I don't bother with them personally!


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10983 times:

Most (almost all ?) airports in Europe I have been to (and where I was looking out for it) had no charge for those baggage carts; some run them on a deposit-system like you find in many supermarkets for their shopping carts.

In the U.S. things often are different:
Unless you are at some smaller airport, many charge for using the baggage cart, but most often, when you arrive internationally, they are supplied for free.

Quoting September11 (Thread starter):
Do You Rent Luggage Cart At Airport?

No, I only use them (if needed) as long as their use is free of charge (deposit is okay with me).
-HT



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User currently offlineYxd172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10960 times:

It depends where I am. I never rent from YYZ because of the $5 fee (I think you get ~$1 back), and usually I travel light enough to avoid them. However, I have used them on international trips, because most European airports seem to either use a deposit system or have free carts.


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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4421 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10955 times:



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
some run them on a deposit-system

That is how they do it at IST. I travel there about 2-3 times a year and every-time I leave I make sure I have some change left in my pocket for the next trip. After going through customs I go get one for 1 or 2 Turkish Lira ( about a dollar). I am usually too tired to return them back to get my money back.


User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10954 times:

What I love are the people that pay to rent them and then only put a backpack or other smaller bag on it... Makes me laugh every time.

And the people tend to be younger and appear fit.



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10952 times:



Quoting September11 (Thread starter):
I see a lot of people rent luggage carts at airports. I think they are popular. When I was a kid, I wandered around inside airport looking for unused carts and return them to cart location for 25-cent refund....

Haha!! Once I saw your thread title, the memories of doing the same thing popped into mind! Those days are the only times I've ever used a cart. Ah, the days of roaming the concourses when going to pick-up/drop-off family or friends. Too bad today's youth don't have the same opportunity that I did. It was fun to find abandoned carts and pocket the quarter!


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1840 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10941 times:

The USA is the only country I've been where you have to pay for a luggage cart. It's a shame and especially when you see the price. I was at SEA recently and now it's $4...
no comment  Angry  banghead 


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10935 times:



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
In the U.S. things often are different:
Unless you are at some smaller airport, many charge for using the baggage cart, but most often, when you arrive internationally, they are supplied for free.

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i totally agree, i almost never used one when i travelled domestic, however when i travel international in and out of the USA, i usually never travel light, so i have to rent one. Usually they are provided for free when you have an international arrival, but if you are departing it is never free whether international or domestic



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10934 times:

All of my baggage has wheels, so there's really no use for a luggage cart. I did run around collecting carts from baggage claim and parking garage when I was young to earn the refund though.

User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10900 times:



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
In the U.S. things often are different:
Unless you are at some smaller airport, many charge for using the baggage cart, but most often, when you arrive internationally, they are supplied for free.

This is during international arrival because you must collect all belongings, pass through customs, and then recheck the items. Often times airlines have rechecking agents posted just at the exit of customs so not to clog up the lines at the main ticket counters.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10897 times:

No i always carry my backpack on my back or I have my trolley.  Smile

The only time I use one is when I have a long transit time and I cannot check in immediately.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10894 times:

Only used one one, and it wasn't even really my choice. I was gong to the airport in XMN (Xiamen, China) early on a Saturday morning and the taxi driver grabbed a cart and started loading our (me and 2 coworkers) luggage on it. Didn't cost us anything, which was nice!

User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10823 times:

Where are the US airports that provide free carts for international arrivals, because the ones that I've used have all charged. And I note that it has now been bumped up to $4.
Compared to free trolleys in Europe it seems a bit of a liberty to demand money from people who have little alternative.


User currently offlineLimpingduck From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10819 times:

never- why waste that money?

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10803 times:

I've only used it when I've had a ton of luggage.

There have been times though that I've (barely) managed to navigate from curb to First Class check-in lines with 2 26" rollers and a set of golf clubs to be checked, plus my carry-on 22" rollaboard and my briefcase. Was interesting and a bit difficult, but I managed!


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10793 times:

Additional moan coming up !

Where do they think that foreign visitors are going to get the 4 dollar bills necessary to rent a cart ?
Most of the foreign currency bureau, adjust your purchase to hand out as few small denomination notes as possible. Thus we have to remember to retain dollar bills from our previous trip.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1840 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10761 times:



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 17):
Where do they think that foreign visitors are going to get the 4 dollar bills necessary to rent a cart ?
Most of the foreign currency bureau, adjust your purchase to hand out as few small denomination notes as possible. Thus we have to remember to retain dollar bills from our previous trip.

you don't rent a cart with bills but simply with your credit card


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10745 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 18):
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 17):
Where do they think that foreign visitors are going to get the 4 dollar bills necessary to rent a cart ?
Most of the foreign currency bureau, adjust your purchase to hand out as few small denomination notes as possible. Thus we have to remember to retain dollar bills from our previous trip.

you don't rent a cart with bills but simply with your credit card

On a typical machine at a US airport with only a slot for dollar bills. quite how do you use a credit card ?


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1840 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10731 times:



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 19):
On a typical machine at a US airport with only a slot for dollar bills. quite how do you use a credit card ?

I used one only once at SEA (because I consider this as a racket...4$...) and there was just a slot for your CC (no slot for bills)


User currently offlineDl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10723 times:

It's strange, my family has not in almost 12 years since I can remember, maybe becuase i became old enough to help with the luggage or we just didn't bring as much.

User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10720 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 20):
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 19):
On a typical machine at a US airport with only a slot for dollar bills. quite how do you use a credit card ?

I used one only once at SEA (because I consider this as a racket...4$...) and there was just a slot for your CC (no slot for bills)

In the past year I've suffered at MCO SFO & LAX all cash only


User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (4 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 10661 times:
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This is what I use luggage carts for at the airport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hL6n...aynext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=55

Cheers.  drunk 


User currently offlineSGSPL From Netherlands, joined Mar 2006, 45 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 10653 times:

No, I never rented a luggage cart. As I am traveling light or with just 1 suitecase with wheels!  veryhappy 


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