Porters at T5

Old May 21, 2024, 9:56 pm
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Far, Far North
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I refuse to let things like trying to move bags from the pavement into the First check in deter me from travel. Elder years and a diabolical back mean that I hire services and/or use complimentary services any time I can because I intend to keep on travelin' !
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Old May 21, 2024, 10:59 pm
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Passed that point in life now, but when we had small kids, and the logistics of moving all the cases, bags with no wheels, pushchair etc and trying to keep said children from running around, I would gladly pay for a porter.

Oh, just remembered, I was too cheap and would use said children and wife as positional guards while I self moved bags.....backwards and forwards. Then I would complain that I got "all sweaty..."

Think I spent the GBP 30 on beer....

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Old May 22, 2024, 1:27 am
Join Date: Jan 2005
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No experience of LHR, but once was offered (hassled really) a porter at UVF when first went there. Politely declined, which turned out to be a good decision, since it was about 18 steps from where the porter was to our taxi pick up point. YMMV.
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Old May 22, 2024, 5:48 am
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Funny the things you don't notice - in all these years I'd never known there were paid porters at T5...
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