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Excess Baggage Services by Air

If you need to send personal possessions by air, PACK & SEND offers a reliable and economical air cargo service. We offer personalised 'white-glove' service levels and guarantee the security of your baggage for your peace of mind. Being comfortable that your baggage is not tampered with in transit is a very important consideration when selecting a baggage service provider.

Why you should choose PACK & SEND for your Excess Baggage

Personal belongings sent through airlines can be broken into three categories. They are:
1) Accompanied (Cabin) Baggage
2) Unaccompanied Baggage
3) Air Cargo

Airline unaccompanied baggage services have limitations. You must hold an international airline travel ticket between the origin and destination airports, and your baggage must be consigned at the freight terminal before your flight.

Unaccompanied baggage is also considered low priority air freight by all airlines. This means that it is sent on a ‘space and flight available’ basis. Therefore, it may be held back or off-loaded at any airport during the journey to its destination.

The most important message is don’t compare apples to oranges when it comes to price! When using PACK & SEND’s Air Cargo service you receive a fixed price. By contrast, unaccompanied baggage providers may quote a very small per kilogram charge, but you will get caught with all the ancillary charges at the destination. These are rarely disclosed to you at the time of taking your order. These differences in pricing for airline baggage services are explained in the table below.

Freight Charges Included in quoted per kg pricePACK & SEND Air Cargo serviceUnaccompanied baggage services
Delivery to destination depotYesYes
Delivery to recipients doorYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Customs clearance chargesYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Airport terminal feesYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Airline TaxYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Documentation feesYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Security LevyYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
Fuel LevyYesNo - responsibility of owner of personal effects.
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