Flying is always annoying. From taking off your shoes to being harassed by TSA and running from one end of the airport to the other to catch a flight on time just to find out its been delayed, it’s never the greatest experience. The best you can do is make it not be that bad. One of the worst parts of traveling is the luggage. Having to carry around heavy luggage everywhere is exhausting and an inconvenience. If you’re one person with more than 3 bags, chances are you’ll need more than one luggage cart to help you out, and how exactly are you supposed to push more than one at a time? You can’t. In fact, experts and frequent travelers will jump at the opportunity to tell you that traveling light is the best thing you can do to improve your flying experience and it undoubtedly invaluable advice.
This is why people are trying out a new service. It’s called a “door to door luggage service” and it consists in shipping baggage directly to your destination so that it’s waiting for you when you arrive, and you don’t have to deal with it at the airport. The service is becoming increasingly popular for people who are planning family vacations where a large number of people are going to a certain destination. A large number of people equals an even bigger amount of luggage and an even bigger inconvenience.
Some of these companies have been around for years, while others are just now starting to rise to popularity due to their incredibly useful services. Some companies are even able to ship your luggage to a cruise ship, if that’s what you would prefer, while others clean, fold, and pack your clothes for you and then ship it off to wherever it needs to go. You can track your luggage through an app or a website much like you can track an Amazon or eBay package, so you’re always in the know of the whereabouts of your personal belongings. Some of these companies allow you to ship things that you normally would have trouble getting through customs, as long as its approved by their policies.
While you might think that this service is bound to be expensive, if you do your math correctly, it might be worth the money. You’ll know exactly how long it will take for your luggage to get there, you’ll always know where it is, so you don’t have to worry about the airline losing your luggage– which happens way more often than you might expect– and usually, airlines will charge you about $50 per extra bag, per trip. You have 2 extra bags and a round trip, that’s $200. That’s about what it would cost you to have it shipped to your destination.
So, next time you’re planning a family vacation, give this service a thought, and maybe even a try. It might work wonders for you and you might prefer to pay more for a much better service and a better traveling experience. If you travel frequently, this might just be the service for you. Just head online to search for the kinds of services you need and enjoy your vacation.