a case study

A family holiday to watch the poms

(should have stayed home)

Where could they store luggage? Sydney was the destination.

Michelle, Wayne and their two daughters travelled to Melbourne in 2017.

It had been a long planned trip and was on Wayne’s Bucket List to watch his beloved English Cricket Team at the MCG. After their success in 2015, Wayne thought an Ashes whitewash was a shoe in. 

An avid sports lover, he had based his trip from Melbourne, as he was also attending the Australian Open Tennis to cheer on his local hopeful – Andy Murray.

Between the cricket and the tennis, they were going to Sydney to watch the New Years Eve fireworks around the harbour (Wayne tells us that he agreed to this part of the trip as he was planning to break away from the family to watch the fifth test at the SCG). The heard it was one of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney.

But what were they to do with their bags while they were away from Melbourne for four days? They didn’t know where to store luggage in Sydney and they would still need to get it there. 

They didn’t need everything they had brought with them and Michelle had gone a little crazy with the shopping at Vic Market, Chadstone and Chapel Street.

The did some research and found looking for luggage lockers. Sydney Airport was like all others. There was luggage storage in Sydney.

However, they wanted to travel light and didn’t see it necessary to cart everything with them to Sydney and to pay for the Checked luggage fees for the additional bags.

Plus it wasn’t going to be for long and catching SkyBus from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Airport, they didn’t want to deal with luggage and the tram along Flinders Street. The heard they can get busy.

So they looked at their options.

1. Travel from the Pullman Hotel in East Melbourne to find luggage lockers. Southern Cross Station seemed logical, as they were going to catch SkyBus from Southern Cross to Melbourne Airport.

They had seven bags to store (plus their carry on) and estimated that they would need at least three lockers as they had looked online to find out how big are the lockers at Southern Cross Train Station.

Rates for Southern Cross lockers:

$12 for small,

$14 for medium

$16 for large per day.

They guessed it would be one medium and two large.

Total $184.00 plus they had to get to the station and get back there upon their return, before going to the hotel.

Not insured and cannot be pre booked.

2. Check In their Luggage with the airline

Four bags were included with their tickets and the additional bags would be charged each way at $40 per bag.

Total – $240.00 plus they had to drag the bags around with them.

3. Use BagBoyz® | Melbourne Luggage Storage & Transfer Experts

We picked their bags up from the Pullman for free.

We stored their bags for four days in our remote, secure Baggage Storage facility that is hosted by Baggage the Elephant – She nose storage.

We dropped their bags back to them when they returned to the Como Hotel in South Yarra.

1st bag included in Drop Off Fee.

6 bags at $9.00 per day ($54.00)

4 days = $216.00

Drop Off – $45.00

* This charge rate has now changed. The Drop off fee has reduced; however the first bag is no longer included.

Total $261.00 (fully insured)

And they got to enjoy Sydney just with their backpacks and didn’t need to use any northern luggage storage. Sydney Airport, here they come.

They saw BagBoyz® as a no brainer and enjoyed their trip to the northern state to watch the fireworks.

Unfortunately for Wayne – England lost the Ashes 4-0 and Andy Murray pulled out of the Australian Open. 

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