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Why should I opt for excess baggage shipping?

Why should I opt for excess baggage shipping?

When it comes to moving abroad, a lot of people don’t realise that you can ship your luggage across separately, and at a lower cost too.

Many airlines have confusing and sometimes misleading policies for excess luggage. These policies are inconsistent, differing from airline to airline. For instance British Airways (BA) allow you to take up to 10 extra bags as long as there is a maximum weight of 32kg per bag, plus the bags must be 190 x 75 x 65cm. Whereas budget airlines, such as Ryan Air, offer very little in regards to additional baggage to make up for their low cost flights.

So why should you consider shipping your excess baggage overseas, rather than flying it over?

What are the benefits of using excess baggage shipping?

Shipping baggage abroad can take a lot of worry and stress off your shoulders, in more ways than one.

Size or weight restrictions

You won’t have to worry about bulky, awkward sized luggage anymore. Oversized luggage can be sent overseas with ease, as no suitcase is too heavy or large. This gives you the flexibility and peace of mind that you don’t have to leave anything behind due to strict restrictions.

Carrying luggage around

No longer will you have to struggle carrying lots of heavy bags around the airport with you. Nor will you have to wait for a long time for them to come through on the carousel.

Lost luggage

Worrying whether you will see your luggage come rolling round on the carousel will be a thing of the past. Your luggage will be safe and sound during shipment, until you are reunited with it again at your destination.

Extra costs

Extra costs will be no more. Some airlines charge as much as £60 per bag, so costs can soon creep up if you have a few extra bags!

Delivery to destination

It can be arranged that your luggage is delivered to your destination so it will be waiting for you when you get there – what could be easier than that?

Who can take advantage of these services?

Anybody can take advantage of excess baggage shipping, but there are certain people who it would be most useful to, given their circumstances:

– Students studying overseas
– Disabled people who are travelling alone
– People/families moving abroad
– Those with holiday homes

Overall, by thinking ahead you can save yourself a lot of hassle, disappointment (if the airline can’t take your bags) and expense at the airport – particularly if you haven’t booked in your bags in advance!

The team at Britannia Sandersteads specialise in the international shipping of personal and corporate belongings. With years of experience in shipping baggage overseas, you needn’t worry at all. Your items will be in safe hands until you are reunited with them at your destination. To find out more about our excess baggage shipping services, please get in touch with us today.


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