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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

I recall arriving internationally once at YYZ(T2) and surprised to find that the baggage trolleys needed a Looney (CDN $1) for use. As if all non-Canadians, if not a few Canadians, actually had any Cdn. coins handy.
Is this still the case? Are there any fancy change machines set up now?
How about other airports on the planet?


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

NCE has pay trolleys - or at least a EUR1.00 deposit. There is a change machine in the baggage reclaim area, but it never works.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

That sucketh.

I have one other pet peeve about trolleys: Brakes that work "the wrong way". IMHO, the brake should be "always on" and pushing the handle down should release the brake. That way trolleys are still if someone lets go in a ramp, and more importantly THEY DO NOT MOVE AROUND WHEN YOU TRY TO LOAD THEM ALONE! Many carts brake when you push the brake, which is fine, but as I said if I am alone and need to load a couple of heavy bags, I would rather the trolley stayed put while I do it.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

In the US at some airports charge $2 or more as deposit/fees for the carts. At some airports in the past, the local kids or hustlers used to locate the carts in the parking lots and return them and collect the deposit. To me, carts for use within the terminal building should be free. One issue is that now many people have baggage with the wheels, thus negating the need for carts, so even more of a reason to have them free.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Most of the airports in the UK (or at least the ones I've been to) are either free or require a £1 deposit which is fully refunded upon returning to a trolley collection point. American ones seem to charge at least a dollar and only return 25c! What incentive is that?

Geoff M.


User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 805 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

LAX airport on july 23rd for a BA flight to LHR, we needed a cart for the luggages : 3$!!!!!


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User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

That is a ploy backed by your friends at Thomas Cook to force you to exchange SOMETHING at their airport kiosks  Smile


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

As if all non-Canadians, if not a few Canadians, actually had any Cdn. coins handy.

Don't worry, there are enough hustlers from SmarteCarte who will change your US$ into Canadian$ at a 1:1 rate.  Insane

I absolutely agree that this is ridiculous but as long as Louis Turpen wants to charge the vendors ridiculous licensing fees to provide cart service, they need to recoup their costs from user fees.


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

at some US Airports, one can pay with credit card. I rember SFO being extremely expensive... Is that an effect of privatization?  Pissed

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I rember SFO being extremely expensive... Is that an effect of privatization?

How ironic. SFO was also built by the same Louis Turpen who now is in charge of YYZ. Its purely Turpen-policy that dictates these ridiculous user fees for basic services (on top of squeezing the traveler, airline and taxpayer to boot).


User currently offlineJOUY31 From France, joined May 2003, 447 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

- In VIE, you need an 1 or 2 euro coin as deposit
- in ATH, you have to pay with a 1 euro coin. You can also pay by credit card, but I believe it is more expensive

I agree there is also an issue about the way "brakes work". I am also surprised between the differences between FRA and CDG:
- in FRA, you can use the trolleys on escalators, not on moving walkways,
- in CDG, the reverse is true,
It would be nice to be able to do both  Wink/being sarcastic


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