Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, one of the most frustrating parts of a trip can be dealing with the luggage. You can spend hours packing and organizing only to get to the airport and receive the dreaded news that your luggage is overweight. For some, the struggle begins as soon as they step out of their front door. Public transportation is pretty much impossible when lugging large bags behind you. Additionally, if you are going on an extended trip you may have two suitcases (or more) and a carry-on, which leaves you with more bags than hands to deal with them!
This can make it difficult to navigate departure, destination, and lay-over airports. Often, on international flights, you are required to claim and re-check your bags. This can be difficult for both the single traveler and the family trying to juggle exhausted children and multiple suitcases at the same time.
Luggage shipping is great option for those who don’t want to fight with their bags while travelling, or who are traveling with multiple over-weight bags or with oversized luggage. Airlines used to be much more lax about the number, size, and weight of bags you could check while flying, but this is no longer the case. Today, airlines are much stricter about what you take with you or check, and trying to check oversized or multiple bags can get expensive fast. In 2017 alone airlines made around 4.6 billion dollars in baggage fees.
By having a company ship your bags directly to your destination you can avoid the hassle and expense of dealing with airport regulations. Many companies will even provide door-to-door service where they will pick up your bags from your home and deliver them directly to your hotel or even cruise ship. This eliminates the hassle that you would face if you shipped things through a parcel service which usually requires regulation boxes and for the packages to be dropped off.
Another benefit of using a luggage shipping service is that you can track exactly where your bags are while they are in transit. This is a vast improvement over an airline where you drop your bags off and hope they arrive at your destination. If they don’t, there’s a chance they’ve been lost by the airline, sometimes for good. In contrast, most luggage shipping companies will offer guaranteed, on-time delivery, even going so far as to cover the cost of expedited shipping if there is a delay on their end so you still get your luggage when you’re expecting it. Many companies also offer insurance that will replace the value of your bags if, for some reason, they are lost or damaged in the shipping process.
The combination of convenience, security, and the ability to track you bags – as well as the potentially reduced cost – means shipping your luggage instead of hauling it along on your next trip can be a beneficial alternative that will make your travels more relaxing and enjoyable.