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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3301 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: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3296 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 (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

IN CPH they are free !!!  Wink

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8492 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3286 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 offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3282 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, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3267 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, 12473 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

All New Zealand airports, trolleys are free

User currently offlineSna350 From Belgium, joined Dec 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

They are also free in BRU

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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Free in LTN also  Smile

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1832 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
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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 (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3192 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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