Travel Tip #1 - Don't Bring Your Luggage!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to walk up to the ticket holder, hand over your boarding pass, briskly pass through customs and board your plane? And after the flight, wouldn’t it be nice to not wait for your luggage and not worry if it made it through the layover (leaving you with only the clothes on your back)? Instead, you walk hands free to the taxi and up to your luxury hotel in Cabo San Lucas where your luggage already awaits you. Sounds nice huh?

Here is a quick tip to travel with the utmost convenience, ease and luxury: send your luggage via ’snail mail.’

With airlines struggling to make ends meet, hefty suitcases have higher fees and luggage pieces per person are limited to conserve gas. Increased security measures also cause long baggage lines, making sending luggage through the mail a great alternative to all the hassle.

USPS, FedEx, UPS, typically recommend packing your items in boxes. As an added bonus, many mailing providers will pick up your boxes from you house or hotel.

Some companies will ship your items in your suitcase. Luggage Free and Luggage Forward, for example, specialize in sending luggage pieces to your destination.

For shipping internationally, USPS suggests shipping your items seven business days ahead of time to ensure arrival. A pickup time is scheduled, usually for a two-hour window. It is important to note that you cannot ship some of the recently banned carry-on items such as hairspray and shaving cream because they are flammable or hazardous. Lastly, I would suggest including a return receipt with your boxes.

If you print your boarding pass online, this method will help reduce time at the ticket counter. And with no luggage, you can go straight to the terminal security. So travel worry free and have a more relaxing time.
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