Urgent: Is there Porter Service at Sydney Airport Terminal 2?

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CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Dear all,

I am flying out tomorrow and I have figured out that I have 3 x 32kg large baggage + 2 x 7kg carry on luggage for my trip overseas via Melbourne on Business.
I am travelling alone and I am afraid that I would not be able to carry all of them. May I ask is there any porter service at Sydney Airport Terminal 2 that I can book today and have someone waiting for my Uber car and carry some of my luggage to the check in/bag drop counter?
Thank you.

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 191

Consider asking the Uber driver for assistance, and of course pay him to park his car and at least $20 for his time.


Mind you, I've managed to put 3 large suitcases plus 2 carry on bags onto an airport trolley, and noting that it well exceeded the marked 80kg weight limit for the trolley. But it can be a bit of a push when you have to navigate any slopes or gutters etc.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Traveling with 3 suitcases and 2 cabin bags on your own, it's going to be very difficult. Good luck at finding porter services at your destination airport as well.

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Traveling with 3 suitcases and 2 cabin bags on your own, it's going to be very difficult. Good luck at finding porter services at your destination airport as well.

I am not concerned about that when getting to my destination, since I will have people to meet me then. It is just that journey between the kerbside and the check in counter is the problem.


Would any airport staff able to help?

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Probably a self service trolley if you can find one.

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 204

Some airports have recently introduced this new technology. Based on a steel platform, but with wheels for moving, and a handle for pushing these fabulous "Trolleys" can be a real life saver.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 135

There is no porter service as such. One service company does provide complete departure assistance but I'm not sure if it's for international only or if it can be arranged for T2. go to sydneyairportassistance.com Airline staff will not help, as far as I know. Plan B may be a Hughes car transfer instead of an Uber. More expensive, but the drivers are invariably helpful.

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 194

ACT Limo executive porters or Hughes

They take your luggage to check in desk

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

I think Airport Porters faded away when the jet age arrived and wheels were invented for suitcases.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 210

The amount of luggage will fit on 2 standard airport trolleys.That would be my solution. But get the driver to drop you off at Arrivals, as that's where the trolleys are, not at Departures.

tacta

Member since 13 Dec 2018

Total posts 2

@CityRail, you may struggle to find any Airport-provided or Airline-provided porter services, but there are a host of companies that provide kerbside-to-check-in porter services at a price. You can usually book online (just search online for Australian Airport VIP services or Porter Services)

adv

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Apr 2017

Total posts 17

I think Airport Porters faded away when the jet age arrived and wheels were invented for suitcases.

There are still porters at LHR who I must say were very efficient and well worth the 20GBP we paid them to take 4 large suitcases, 2 small suitcases, a folded up buggy and a baby seat to the car.

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

Some people may think you are trying to get something for nothing....



sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

I think Airport Porters faded away when the jet age arrived and wheels were invented for suitcases.

There are still porters at LHR who I must say were very efficient and well worth the 20GBP we paid them to take 4 large suitcases, 2 small suitcases, a folded up buggy and a baby seat to the car.

LHR, one of the last of the old Bastions. Porters are service, and no Australian Airport offers that, went out with button up boots.

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 92

Out of interest, there are still plenty of airports around the world where a porter service is available. I've seen porter services in all Indian airports that I've been through, LHR as previously suggested, and I've just booked a porter/immigration fast track service at Chiang Mai.

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