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Ship Your Luggage When You Fly Commercial

Updated on November 13, 2011

We commonly use the word "lug" when describing how difficult it might be to carry something. The things we carry through airports are also called "luggage", a noun form of the word. Lugging your luggage from your car, through the airport, through the check-in line simply adds to the frustration of flying. Damaged and lost luggage ruin thousands of trips every year. Leather luggage is damaged simply by throwing it into automated baggage handling systems. These problems can be avoided by contracting with a service to ship your luggage when you fly commercial.

Many luggage shipping services have highly detailed web sites that include cost calculators. It's a simple matter to enter the originating and destination zip codes along with the luggage size and count, then receive a precise cost.

Luggage shipping services also offer insurance coverage that sometimes exceeds the coverage provided by commercial airlines.

How Luggage Might Get Damaged During Handling

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you!

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      I have never heard of luggage shipping services before. Thanks for sharing the fact there is another option.