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Post # 1   Bookmark and Share Old 10-12-2009, 11:19 PM
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Default Thread Title:  Sending Travel Luggage on ahead

Hello,

On a recent business trip to our office in Shenzhen (from London), I took a week hols in Thailand on the way to break up the journey. Rather than lugging the 2 weeks worth of luggage (esp business clothes) around the beach, I took only a hand-luggage case and sent via UPS my clothes and files on ahead.

I mistakenly also sent a portable printer, which seems to have flagged up the case going through Chinese customs. It made it there in the end, but I had to pay some GBP 30 duties and taxes, even though the commercial invoice was marked as personal luggage.

I thought I'd try my luck on the way back, and again because my clothes were of a reasonable European brand (though after 1 week of 30 deg. humidity without any laundering, they were clearly used), there was trouble getting them out of China this time.

I'm not a great fan of lugging heavy suitcases around, particularly when traveling with my young family. Therefore, I wondered if anyone had any advise about sending 'luggage on ahead'. I chose UPS, simply because my company has an account that I could use without any personal cost...

Doing this domestically makes sense, particularly if traveling by train for a long holiday - any thoughts about tweaking this approach for smoother international travel?

Cheers,

Tom.
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Default Thread Title:  Luggage Alternative

Luggage Forward is a company that will pick your luggage up at your door and deliver it to your destination. Stephanie interviewed Co-founder Zeke Adkins on "Travel with Stephanie Abrams!" May 10, 2009. It might be worth looking into further. You can find out more by visiting the full thread at:

http://www.travelers411.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677

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Default Thread Title:  Luggage Forward is your answer!

Tom, you have the right idea...sending your luggage ahead can be a great way to alleviate stress and save time while traveling. Luggage Forward is a specialized service that provides a tailored doorstep to destination luggage delivery solution...often at up to 40% less than you would pay the major shippers.

Luggage Forward handles all of the logistics related to getting your luggage delivered on time to your destination. This includes completion of all required country-specific customs documentation for any of the 200+ countries and territories that we service. Additionally, Luggage Forward is constantly monitoring the status of your shipment to ensure that your luggage is delivered safely and on-time...a commitment we back with a full money back PLUS $500 guarantee per bag.

Have a look at the website http://www.luggageforward.com for instant price quotes or secure online booking. Have a question, call us seven days per week at 866-416-7447.
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