Don’t Get ‘Weighed Down’ With Excess Baggage Costs APH Compares Luggage Transfer Companies

luggageA recent survey* has found the ‘sky-high’ cost of flying abroad with family luggage is one of the biggest problems facing UK travellers, with 44% of respondents claiming to be most annoyed with the extortionate prices charged by airlines for checking-in luggage. With many families travelling abroad over the next few months and to help passengers avoid expensive excess baggage charges, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a comprehensive guide comparing the luggage transfer companies which allow passengers to transport their luggage directly to their holiday destination.

COMPANY

DESTINATIONS

COVERED

SERVICES

OFFERED

COSTS

(ONE WAY)

BOOKING

TIME

COLLECTION

AND

DELIVERY

TRANSIT

TIMES

EXCESS

WEIGHT

EXTRA

INFORMATION

Luggage Mule

Worldwide

Golf clubs (max. 20kg)

Ski and snowboard equipment (max. 20kg)

Suitcase/Box (S 20kg M 25kg, L 30kg)

No furniture

Domestic UK

10kg bag: £12.99

20kg bag: £14.99

25kg bag: £15.99

30kg bag: £17.99

Golf equipment: £15.99

Ski and snowboard equipment: £16.99

Bike: £19.99

Europe

10kg bag: £22.99

20kg bag: £27.99

25kg bag: £28.99

30kg bag: £29.99

Golf equipment: £29.99

Ski and snowboard equipment: £39.99

Bike: £42.99

Australia, United States & Canada

10kg bag: £94.99

20kg bag: £129.99

25kg bag: £139.99

30kg bag: £159.99

Golf equipment: £159.99

Ski and snowboard equipment: £154.99

Bike: £159.99

China & Singapore

10kg bag: £149.99

20kg bag: £189.99

25kg bag: £194.99

30kg bag: £199.99

Golf equipment: £249.99

Ski and snowboard equipment: £249.99

Bike: £249.99

4 days in advance

Collection only from home or work place

No collection or delivery during weekends and holidays

Customers need to make sure that someone is available to give the driver the luggage between 8:00 and 18:00

Domestic UK

Next day

Europe

Up to 7 days

Other Destinations

3-5 days

Excess weight is charged at an additional £5.00 per kilo

All items need to be stored in protective bag/box

Compensation cover is provided for loss of items up to the value of £100 per item

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process at a cost of £5

Carry My Luggage

Australasia*

Europe

United States

The Middle East

Golf clubs, Ski and Snowboard equipment

(S 15kg, M 20kg, L 25kg, XL 30kg)

Suitcase/Box

(S 15kg, M 20kg, L 25kg, XL 30kg)

Student delivery service + 15% discount

Discount is offered on multiple items shipping

Free packing material included

Cruise ship services

Domestic UK

Pushchair: £20

Bags: £25-£30

Bike: £48

Europe Countries A***

Bags: £52-£70

Ski equipment: £52-£70

Golf clubs: £60

Europe Countries B***

Bags: £62-£75

Golf clubs: £70

Ski equipment: £62-£79

Europe Countries C***

Bags: £80-£95

Golf clubs: £75

Ski equipment: £80-£95

Australasia

Bags: £175-£235

Domestic UK

1 (Business) day

Europe, United States and Australia

7-10 days

Other Destinations

14 days

No collection or delivery during weekends and holidays

Only door-to-door, no airports or stations delivery

Delivery and collection between Monday and Friday 9am-5pm

Bike delivery only in the UK or Europe economy service in bike box

Standard

Domestic UK

Next day

EU01****

2-4 days

EU02****

3-5 days

EU03****

4-6 days

EU04****

7-10 days

United States

2-4 days

Australasia

10 days

Priority

All Destinations

Next day delivery

Excess weight is charged at £2.50 per kilo for all domestic UK deliveries and £5.00 per kilo for international deliveries (plus VAT where applicable)

All items need to be stored in protective bag/box

Compensation cover is provided up to the maximum of £250 for luggage contents only and up to £500 for multiple shipments

No comprehensive insurance is offered

Fetch My Luggage

Worldwide

Suitcase/Box

(M up to 18kg, L up to 22kg, XL up to 30kg max)

Golf clubs and snowboard & ski equipment (up to 15kg per item)

N/A (prices vary per destination, measurements, weight, and quantity and delivery time)

Domestic UK

1 (business) day

Worldwide

14 (business) days

No collection or delivery during weekends and holidays

Collection and delivery take place between 8.00 and 19.00 from Monday to Friday

Only door-to-door, no airports or stations delivery

Standard

Domestic UK

Next day

Scotland and North Ireland

2-3 (business) days

Europe

2-6 (business) days

Priority

Europe

2-4 (business) days

United States

2-3 (business) days

Other Destinations

6-10 (business) days

Excess weight is charged at £10.00 per kilo for International deliveries and £5.00 per kilo for all UK Domestic deliveries

Customers must enter the accurate weight and dimensions on the bookings page

Cooperation with shipping companies such as DHL, TNT, FedEx, City-Link and UPS

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking at a cost of £15. This covers goods up to a value of £600

Uni Baggage

Worldwide

Delivery service available for students, holidaymakers and expats

Baggage items can weigh up to 30kg and are charged per piece

No furniture

Standard

UK Domestic

£16.99-£19.99

Europe

£29-£40

Priority

Europe

£89-£166

Unites States

£119

Canada

£143

South Africa

£257

China

£191

24 hours

No collection or delivery during weekends and holidays

Collection and delivery take place between 8.00 and 19.00 from Monday to Friday

Customers have 3 delivery attempts at a designated address

Standard

Domestic UK

2 days

Europe

3 to 5 days

Priority

Domestic UK

Next day

Europe

1-2 days

Worldwide

2-4 (business) days

N/A

Features: SMS reminder, tracking system and notifications

Cooperation with shipping companies such as DHL, TNT, FedEx, City-Link and UPS

Compensation cover against damage and loss is provided up to £100

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process that covers goods up to a value of £1,000

Student Luggage

Worldwide

Service also available for non-students

Choice between Air Freight & Sea Freight

Worldwide shipment & storage for students

Custom shipping boxes provided that take up to 25kg

Suitcases/Boxes (up to 25kg)

Free packing material included

No furniture

N/A (prices vary per destination, measurements, weight, and quantity and delivery time)

3 days

No collection or delivery during weekends and holidays

Collection and delivery between 09.00-18.00 on the designated day

‘Door-to-door’ delivery but also ‘door-to-port’

Domestic UK

Next day

Europe and Worldwide

2-3 days (by air)

5-7 days (by sea)

N/A

All items need to be stored in protective bag/box

Customers must enter an accurate weight and dimensions during the bookings

Comprehensive insurance is offered depending on the value of the items

£1,000 coverage at a costs of £25

£2,000 coverage at a cost of £50

£5,000 coverage at a cost of £125

Send My Bag

Europe**

Asia

Oceania

Middle East

Africa

United States

Canada

10% Student discount

If customers ship more than 3 items a discount of 10% applies

Sports equipment (up to 30kg)

Suitcases/Boxes (up to 30kg)

No furniture

Standard

Domestic UK

20kg from £14.21

30kg from £16.19

Europe

20kg between £27-£40

30kg between £28-£41

Priority

Domestic UK

£17.99 for up to 25kg

Europe

£109.99 for up to 25kg

United States

£77.99 for up to 15kg

£93.99 for up to 25kg

Australia & China

From £118.00 for 15kg

From £161.00 for 25kg

Canada

From £91.80 for 15kg

From £121.50 for 25kg

UK and Europe

24 hours

Other Destinations

48 hours

Remote Destinations

72 hours

Collection and delivery between 09.00 – 18.00 on the designated day

Standard

Domestic UK

Next day

Europe

2 to 5 days

Priority

Europe

Next day

Other Destinations

2 to 4 days

Every extra 1kg on standard delivery service cost £2.00

While there is no limit to the aggregate weight of a multi-package consignment, an individual package must not exceed 30kg within the UK and 70kg outside the UK

For overweight or oversize consignments an additional charge on the excess volume or weight per kg at a rate of 150% of original paid shipment price applies

Customer Service is available 7 days a week from 9:00-20:00

Prices do not include any taxes, local charges, inspection fees or any other charges

Customers must accurately weigh and measure their item since the costs are based on the dimensions of goods

Compensation cover against damage and loss is provided up to £100

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process at a cost of £2.50. This covers goods up to a value of £250

If delivery is not on time customers receive 50% refund and when 2 days delayed 100% refund

Luggage Delivery Company

All European countries

Suitcases/Boxes

(S 15kg, M 20kg, L 25kg, XL 30kg)

Ski and sports equipment

(S 15kg, M 20kg, L 25kg, XL 30kg)

Cruise ship services

If customers ship 4 or more items a multiple piece discount applies

4 items 5%

5+ items 10%

Europe

S bag: £21.67-£38.33

M bag: £22.92-£41.66

L bag: £39.17-£55.83

XL bag: £44.16-£61.66

Ski equipment: £20.83-£39.41

(Prices excl. VAT)

Minimum of 2 working days, but preferable 5 working days prior to collection

Last minute order possible by request

Door-to-door delivery only (home, work or hotel)

Weekend and holiday collection on request only

Domestic UK and Europe

3 up to 5 (business) days

For overweight or oversize consignments an additional charge of £5.00 per kg (plus VAT)

Customers need to provide weight and measurements to make sure their items do not exceed the max. dimensions

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process at a cost of 2.9% on total value of goods with a minimum cost of £50

First Luggage VIP

Worldwide

Air Freight only

Cruise ship delivery service

Suitcases/Boxes

Sports equipment (kayaks, canoes, surfboards, windsurf and sails, hang gliders, pole vaults, javelins etc.)

If customers ship 4 or more items a multiple piece discount applies

4 items 5%

o 5+ items 10%

Domestic UK

S bag: £17

M bag: £19

L bag: £24

XL bag: £28

Ski equipment: £17

(West) European Countries

S bag: £73

M bag: £75

L bag: £77

XL bag: £86

Ski equipment: £77

Australasia

S bag: £139

M bag: £149

L bag: £167

XL bag: £186

Ski equipment: £134

New Zealand & South Africa

S bag: £203

M bag: £216

L bag: £243

XL bag: £270

Ski equipment: £194

United States

S bag: £106

M bag: £117

L bag: £128

XL bag: £136

Ski equipment: £104

Canada

S bag: £133

M bag: £139

L bag: £150

XL bag: £160

Ski equipment: £142

UAE

S bag: £143

M bag: £153

L bag: £172

XL bag: £190

Ski equipment: £136

(Prices excl. VAT)

Minimum of 2, but preferable 5 (business) days

Last minute orders possible by request

Door-to-door delivery only (home, work or hotel)

Weekend and holiday collection on request only

Collection and delivery of luggage within a specific 2 hour time slot

Domestic UK

Next (business) day

Europe

2-4 (business) days

New Zealand & South Africa:

5-7 (business) days

Australasia:

4-7 (business) days

United States

2 (business) days

Canada

4 (business) days

UAE

4 (business) days

For overweight or oversize consignments an additional charge of £5.00 per kg (plus VAT)

Customers only need to provide weight and dimensions if they exceed the max. dimensions

On time delivery guarantee or your money back

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process at a cost of 2.9% of the total value of goods, with a minimum cost of £50

Excess Baggage Company

Worldwide

Shipping of goods by air freight, sea freight and road freight

Secure luggage storage at airports, train and bus stations

Free supply of boxes and packing material included

Customised boxes in size S, M, L, XL and bike size offered

Each item/box can weigh up to 35kg

Sea Freight & Road Freight

(prices are based on weight and measurements, thus only an estimation is shown)

Europe

from £135

Non-European Countries

from £104

United States

from £146

Canada

from £130

New Zealand

from £92

Australia

from £97

Air Freight

(prices based on weight)

United States

£2.00 per Kilo

Canada

£3.80 per Kilo

New Zealand

£4.50 per Kilo

Australia

£4.25 per Kilo

Singapore

£3.80 per Kilo

4 days

‘Door-to-door’ and ‘door-to-port’ delivery

Collection nationwide between 07:00-18:00 from Monday to Friday and 07:00-13:00 on Saturdays within London

Delivery outside operating hours only on request

Road Freight

UK & Europe

5-28 days

Sea Freight

Intercontinental

4-12 weeks

(depending on the location of the destination)

Air Freight

Worldwide

5-14 days

Priority

Worldwide

3-6 days

Excess weight is charged at an additional £5 per kilo (up to 40kg)

All items need to be stored in protective bag/box

Handling fee of £40 for air freight

Limited liability compensation up to £40 per item

Comprehensive insurance may be purchased during booking process at a cost of 5% of the total value of goods

 

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1 comment for “Don’t Get ‘Weighed Down’ With Excess Baggage Costs APH Compares Luggage Transfer Companies

  1. Jamie
    October 14, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I thought you might be interested in a new product that just launched on Kickstarter called Weigh-to-Fly. Weigh-to-Fly is a revolutionary extendable luggage scale that uses Bluetooth to send real-time updates to your phone as you pack your case and when put inside your luggage, alerts you if you become separated from it. It can also double up as a clothes hanger, to keep items tidy in transit or when you arrive at your destination.

    We are currently live on Kickstarter and anything you can do to help us raise awareness would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Jamie

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