Do you think you may exceed your baggage limit when you fly?
There is nothing worse than checking in for your international flight, only to be told you have exceeded your baggage allowance.
The costs for excess baggage can add up very quickly and potentially ruin your journey even before it has begun.
We offer Excess Baggage and Unaccompanied Luggage solutions, that won't break the bank.
It is important to note that some items are forbidden and cannot be shipped in your luggage, so by checking for these key items, you can save having your baggage held up or detained either when you check in or when you ship it as cargo.
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority provides an app for i-phone and android devices and it can be located here:
Pay particular attention to batteries, most are banned in checked baggage due to risk to fire, self combustion.
If in doubt, don't risk it !
Please also note when shipping your baggage as cargo, other local fees and charges maybe applicable at the destination.
Handy tips when shipping your personal items:
Prepare a packing list of the items you are shipping and label boxes or bags, this potentially saves time and money at destination when you are clearing the goods through customs and quarantine.
If they require an examination, being able to locate the box or bag containing the declared items, can save both your time and also potentially save charges from local authorities, whilst you go through each and every item trying to locate them.
Be aware of the regulations and local laws for the country you are travelling to, some countries forbid some simple things you may not have thought of, such as Panadol which contains codeine.
Such information can be located on the two websites located here:
Check carefully what your entitled to for your checked baggage, it differs by airline and also by the region you are flying to.
Some instances it maybe by weight, by pieces or even the total external dimensions of your baggage.
Also pay close attention to the maximum weight per piece, as most baggage handlers have a maximum limit they are allowed to lift due to safety, so that may lead to repacking at the check in counter if your bag is too heavy.
These details can usually be located on your e-ticket or itinerary and if not, then best to check on line with your airline or call them.
When shipping baggage or your personal items as cargo, it's best to know the approximate weight and volume.
This can be achieved by weighing your bag on your bathroom scales in kilograms and measuring the length width and height in centimeters of each item.
By doing this, it helps us provide you a more accurate quotation of the shipping costs.
We provide "airport to airport" shipping, so you will need to clear and collect the goods from the airport you nominate it to be sent to.
Pill containers make great organizers for jewelry.
Glass cases are perfect for chargers and cables.
Put underwear and socks in shoes to save space.
Save an empty plastic water bottle and refill it after passing security instead of buying water at the airport.
If you forget your wall plug, you can charge devices through the USB slot on a TV in your hotel.
Bring a power board / strip and be a hero for other travelers, all circling the power point's at the airport.
Scan your passport, identification card, and itinerary and email them to yourself. This provides an extra copy of each in the event of loss or theft.
It’s important to remember to call your credit or debit card company before you leave to ensure that you have your card authorized for your foreign destination. This prevents them from suspecting suspicious activity.
Never underestimate the value of a fanny pack. Yes, they can be embarrassing and seemingly out of the mid-to-late 1980s, but trust me—every time I travel, even domestically, it has ensured that my valuables are safe, and it expedites security checks.
Ensure that you have a pen before leaving home so you can complete customs forms. Fill the forms out when you get them, and ensure that your family members have theirs filled as well. People will clamour for your pen, flight attendants rarely have them.
20 minutes before you land, sprint for the bathroom. Usually when the seatbelt light comes on, I’ve found that you still have 15 minutes of leeway until you truly have to be seated. Use this opportunity to relieve yourself to prevent fighting for restrooms when you land.
Use ATMs to get local currency. Using money converters in the airport usually come with their own fees and the exchange rates are a rip-off. ATMs always dispense local currency, of course, so use your debit or credit card and get your money there.
Shop for groceries when you arrive. You don’t have to shop for a feast, but getting basics like water and a few snacks in local stores instead of at the hotel can save you a ton.
Unpack immediately when you enter the door. You may be tired out of your mind, but you’ll be glad you did it in the morning. Plus, it saves your luggage from smelling like soiled laundry.
Bring several pairs of underwear in your carry-on—just in case your luggage winds up lost.
Always wrap your liquids in cling wrap or snap lock bags. This will protect your other belongings from any leaks
Pack a pillowcase. Not only can you use the spare pillowcase when you’re feeling iffy about the one in your hostel but it can also be used to separate dirty clothes from clean ones.
If you often forget the name of your hotel, grab a business card on the way out the front door. It’s free and will have the name and address on it to show taxi drivers or locals if directions are needed.
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