You can check in your luggage while flying to someplace or you can ship your luggage. The choice is entirely yours but you must weigh the pros and cons. Many people, who travel overseas, move to another country or even when they travel from one part of the country to another, don’t really contemplate their options.
However rather than paying for excess baggage charges , you should consider using an international courier to send a your luggage on. If you send a parcel to Spain containing your luggage by an economy road service you will find that the cost is much lower than the excess baggage rate charged by the airlines. The transit time for sending a parcel to Spain is only 1-2 days by air express and 3-4 working days by economy road services. So as long as you plan ahead you are able to schedule your bags to arrive before you do.
All baggage that is sent by international courier is also fully tracked, from the moment it is collected to the point of delivery. Let us study the pros and cons of checking your luggage and shipping your luggage when moving or traveling overseas.
- Checking in your luggage would mean that you would travel with all your stuff while you are flying with a certain airline. If you have very few stuff, then this is an ideal scenario. You can have the luggage on you and you may not even pay anything extra. The trouble emerges when you have more stuff than what the airline would allow for free. With more airlines starting to reduce the free limit of cabin baggage and cargo, you may have to pay a fair sum of money. If you have too much stuff on you then this is not an option to begin with. Also, there is the inconvenience of trying to manage all your stuff as you would be managing your flying out, at the same time. Handling all that luggage, getting them checked in, getting them out of the conveyers and then checking them out, carrying them onto the vehicle you may or may not have booked at the destination and then carrying the stuff all the way to an address; all this sounds like too much work and you may not be willing or ready to do it.
- Shipping your luggage is the better option when you have too much stuff. You can hire couriers for parcel delivery to Spain or whichever country you are going to. The couriers will safely and efficiently deliver your possessions at the destination you provide, which should be the exact address. This option will be cheaper if you have lots of stuff. The method of shipping will be safer and you don’t have to physically attend to the handling, unloading, loading or getting the stuff to the destination.
Get quotes, do the math, assess the kinds of stuff you have and then make an informed decision that will work out best for you.