Personal effects sent through airlines can be broken into three categories. They are:
PACK & SEND offers a reliable and economical air cargo service for sending personal effects and excess baggage overseas. By using the PACK & SEND air cargo service, you not only receive personalised 'white glove' service levels, but you can also be assured of greater peace of mind when it comes to the security of your excess baggage.
Alternative companies offer an airline unaccompanied baggage service but this service has 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 port during the journey to its destination.
When using PACK & SEND's air cargo service you receive a fixed price. In 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, which 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 .
The small per kilogram price quoted for unaccompanied baggage services can ultimately become very expensive.
Make sure you compare apples to apples, and you will discover the safer, convenient and more economical alternative of PACK & SEND's door-to-door air cargo service. Contact us for a quote on your excess baggage shipment. Call 1300 668 000, send an online enquiry or visit your nearest service centre.