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Heathrow Airport: A flight royal luggage trolley

Heathrow Airport: A flight royal luggage trolley

Unique golden baggage trolley inspired by royal state coaches and carriages...

» Airports - UK | Thursday, June 4, 2015 • Air News Times
  • Unique golden baggage trolley inspired by royal state coaches and carriages
  • Golden trolley to go on display in Terminal 2 throughout June
  • Royal trolley plays the British National Anthem whenever it is pushed
  • Terminal 2 handled 10 million bags and 12 million passengers in its first year of service

 

To celebrate the first birthday of Terminal 2 : The Queen’s Terminal, and the British airport’s associations with the monarchy, Heathrow has today unveiled a unique golden luggage trolley modelled on state coaches used by the Queen.

Heathrow’s golden trolley is a baggage palace on wheels, complete with gilded frame, ornate sculptures, heraldic lions and baroque cherubs design. Hand-carved oak wheels, gold-plated crystal lanterns, Union Jack flags and an original Heathrow Coat of Arms also feature as part of the design.

When the trolley handle is pressed God Save The Queen plays from speakers, filling Terminal 2 with Britain’s national anthem. Handcrafted by British designers the trolley uses Her Majesty’s collection of carriages, phanteons, broughams and barouches for design inspiration, including both the famous Gold State Coach and newer Diamond Jubilee Coach. The designers have transformed a regular Heathrow luggage trolley into the golden birthday showpiece.

Normand Boivin, Heathrow’s Chief Operating Officer said, “Heathrow is a proudly British airport. Exactly one year ago today, Terminal 2 officially opened its doors. We wanted to commemorate this proud occasion by providing our passengers with an eccentric and quintessentially British addition to the terminal.  We have a long association with Her Majesty that stretches right back to our beginnings when the Queen opened the first passenger terminal and we wanted to celebrate the birthday milestone with a symbol of this.”

Terminal 2 will celebrate its birthday with both staff and passengers alike. As well as the golden trolley this includes regal arts and crafts for kids, a string quartet and appearances from Beefeaters.

In addition to its fleet of free luggage trolleys helping 12 million passengers move 10 million pieces of baggage around, Terminal 2 has sold the following since its opening on 4th June 2014:

 

·         387,827 bottles of fragrance.

·         27,257 lipsticks.

·         169,691 bottles of whisky.

·         23,000 oysters.

·         20,000 glasses of champagne.

·         2,000 kilos of salmon.

·         1 ton of prawns.

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