Utilising hand luggage allowances instead of hold baggage when booking air travel can seem like a cost-effective option, but having to discard items that cannot be taken on board due to restrictions on liquids can soon negate savings, warns baggage shipping provider Send My Bag. Despite the established rules on liquids in cabin bags, travellers are still either confused about what can be taken on board, or simply forget – an expensive error in some cases.
With less than 20 per cent of travellers now booking hold luggage, the scene of travellers discarding sometimes expensive products prior to entering the departure lounge is a common sight.
Adam Ewart, Send My Bag founder, says: “We’ve all been at airport security and watched in sympathy as people are forced to throw away liquids including drinks, or perhaps toiletry items such as deodorant. It can be frustrating having to discard perfectly good items, but in some cases, where items being left behind include expensive creams or perfumes, this can really turn what started off as a cost-cutting exercise into a real expense.
“In such cases, it could be cheaper to check in bags, or find alternative options for taking luggage away with you! Careful planning, by assessing what items need to be taken and whether they warrant the cost of hold luggage if they don’t meet regulations is the answer to all of these problems.
Send My Bag offers a luggage shipping service which is cost effective for holidaymakers and allows them to avoid excess baggage shipping fees as well as the baggage carousel at the destination airport. In many cases, the baggage can be shipped directly to the accommodation, making the process even easier and hassle-free.
Adam launched Send My Bag initially to cater for travelling students shipping uni baggage, offering them a reliable and cost-effective service. It has since evolved and become popular with travellers looking to avoid costly excess baggage fees often associated with low cost airlines.
Send My Bag also offers shipping for equipment such as for skiing, snowboarding, and even for those looking to ship golf clubs. For more information please visit www.sendmybag.com.
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