How to Travel Light with Luggage Free
What if you could travel to your destination luggage free? No more hauling those over-sized bags through the airport while trying to coral the kids. No more worrying about whether or not your golf clubs or ski gear will make it on the plane. A new service, aptly called Luggage Free, can help you do just that. The company asked me to try their service on my last trip and share my thoughts, so here’s how to travel light with Luggage Free.
What is Luggage Free?
Luggage Free is a company that arranges transportation of your baggage from your home to your destination. You can make arrangements 24 hours a day 7 days a week to ship to over 120 countries worldwide. Domestically, they can pick up your bag in as little as 6 hours from major US cities and 24 hours from all other US destinations. Internationally, it is usually less than 48 hours. On time delivery is guaranteed and packages are insured for up to $1,000 with additional insurance available for purchase if desired. Luggage Free will make arrangements with a shipping company to come to your house and pick up your bags. They send a confirmation letter with the date and arrival time window so you know when to have the bags ready. When the carrier shows up, you hand them your luggage and off they go. You won’t see your bag again until you arrive at your destination. Sound easy? It is.
Who is it for?
This service works well for travelers who like to travel light and don’t mind paying a small premium for it.
It would also be great for families traveling with a lot of baggage. Sending luggage ahead would allow parents to have free hands at the airport to wrangle the kids.
Recreational (or professional) athletes who travel with their gear would benefit from shipping their gear separately. They could rest assured the equipment would be transported by expert handlers and not risk mishandling at the airports. I’m thinking this is perfect for bicycles, golf clubs, and ski gear.
Elderly people who have difficulty traveling through an airport on their own. It would be helpful to ship their bags ahead of time so they only have themselves to worry about.
Those who don’t want to worry about transferring luggage from their home, to the airport, to a cruise ship. That’s right, Luggage Free will even deliver directly to your cruise ship cabin!
The idea of being luggage free at the airport sounds like a dream come true. i can’t even count the number of times i have to do a luggage count to make sure all the luggage is still with us while making sure we haven’t lost one of the kids either. i hadn’t heard of luggage free previously and will look into it on our next big trip.
Definitely an interesting service, and probably a great help for families who aren’t traveling on a budget and just need to make the process of traveling a bit easier! I’m like you though that it would be hard to be without stuff for 5 days — guess those vital things go in your carryon. 🙂
Definitely a great service for those who can afford it and want to make travel easier. Glad I’m not alone in thinking 5 days was a long time to be without my things. However, I do think it will help me be a better planner going forward.
Do look into it, it is definitely worth it when traveling with a large number of bags (and kids)! It is nice to have hands free. It makes the airport much easier to navigate.
This is an interesting concept to look into. getting to a destination could be tiring, especially with kids, so anything to make it easier should be considered
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