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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Shipping your luggage

The family and I will be traveling and I am thinking about shipping all the luggage ahead of time to our destination.

Anyone done this before. I have no reservations (hang-ups about shipping the luggage/I have reservations to the hotel...)and I guess I am trying to avoid any hidden fees at the airport and I'd love to just breeze through the security check point without a carryon.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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seems like that would get expensive quick- especially if your woman packs like mine.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Shipping your luggage is the way to go. I always do it when traveling with the family. If you have smalls kids you suddenly feel like a Sherpa. Also there is a service for 75 bucks where someone meets you at the curb, takes your luggage, checks you in and walks you thru the security.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:51 PM
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I just shipped my luggage ahead on my last vacation, the only way to go. Plus it was cheaper than paying the airlines. FedEx cost me $135 bucks, airline charges would have been over $300. I had pelican 1650 case, they are 2" over sized, so they fall into a higher price category.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Where are you going that checking bags is an issue?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:16 AM
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John- What service do you use that meets you at the curb?
I got charged 100 bucks last week coming back from Vegas for oversized luggage.
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stick it in a large tub and zip tie it shut and ship it. It is great even if it costs a little more you have a tracking # and times it will arrive.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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This is service that meets you at the curb but they dont ship your luggage they just check it in for you.

http://www.airportassistance.com/index.htm
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:13 AM
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I heard(haven't tried) that you can ship you bags to any american express office and they will hold them till you arrive. If you have enough time it might be cheapest to mail it to yourself. I travel alot and always get nailed with the overweight charge if I had enough advance warning I would UPS it as it would cost about the same as the airlines and be alot easier. Call your hotel and see if they will hold it for you.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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Just shipped two large suitcases from Florida to Cushing, Maine for a month long vacation. The 2 dogs and cat took up the back (no didn't drive the D-90) We shipped with UPS it took 3 days and was only $85 for both pieces one way. UPS puuled out as we pulled in the driveway. You have to have them in boxes and UPS store has big enough boxes. I would highly recommend them.....very convenient and cheap


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I heard(haven't tried) that you can ship you bags to any american express office and they will hold them till you arrive. If you have enough time it might be cheapest to mail it to yourself. I travel alot and always get nailed with the overweight charge if I had enough advance warning I would UPS it as it would cost about the same as the airlines and be alot easier. Call your hotel and see if they will hold it for you.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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I would absolutey ship your luggage. When I travel and the kiddos are along it is what we do. The airlines are charging too much for checking bags and I have actually saved money shipping them ahead.
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