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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Hi all,

I just came back from a trip, and it made me think.. what's the reasonable cost of trolley hire at airports? And what are the cost of hiring trolleys in the airports that impose those fees?

I spent A$4 (that's about US$3) for a trolley at Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport, which I thought was a bit too much just to get a trolley rolling. Although the trolleys are quite new from Smarte-Carte, I still think that it's not worth that much to maintain anyway.. I realised that since Sydney Airport was privatised, costs have increased.. Trolleys from A$2 about 2 years ago (which were there for a while), to A$3, only to find it increased again after not so long..

I've searched this forum and found nothing on trolley costs, so pardon me if I've double-posted.

P.S. I don't want any reply that says "don't be a cheapo" or "don't hire trolleys if you're a tight-a**", because I'm just trying to get a general idea on how it's doing out there.

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

In the States it is usually about $2-3. My trips overseas have always afforded me free carts to clear customs. When flying domestic though I never need a cart.

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User currently offlineGrinddalSK340 From Denmark, joined Apr 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

IN CPH they are free !!!  Wink

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4007 times:
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Free in South Africa too but you can hire a porter for about a buck a bag.

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User currently onlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4003 times:

They are free in LHR, LGW, STN...

Unless you want a porter of course...


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

I do not recall visiting any airport in Europe (West, Central, South) that was charging for use of baggage carts. However at some locations you will need a coin to unchain the cart *). Thanks to the € this process has become much easier when arriving in a foreign country ...

*) You´ll get a 100% refund of course.

[Edited 2006-05-01 19:39:56]

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 3972 times:

All New Zealand airports, trolleys are free

User currently offlineSna350 From Belgium, joined Dec 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

They are also free in BRU

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User currently offlineKazzie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 1684 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Free in LTN also  Smile

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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1835 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Free in MAD and most Spanish airports (if not all of them).

User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3913 times:

Hi guys,

Thanks for the responses. Sorry took me a while to reply to this one..

I'm actually surprised that many European countries have free trolleys. I thought they would have charged several Euros.. (Apart from porters that are sometimes offered). Thanks for all your inputs on which airports/countries have free trolleys.
I know that most airports where you have to pay for trolleys are usually those in the departure area. I have not seen any airports charge you during arrivals.

This now then leads me to my next question. When you do get charged for the trolley, does any of them offered refunds if you return the trolleys? (I remember this at Montparnasse train station in Paris, where you can return the trolley and get refunds). I, for one, was quite irritated that here in Sydney, we do not get a refund.

So thanks again for any replies in advance  Wink

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