LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 -- Working holiday makers should beware of being caught out by airline baggage restrictions and fees when travelling to their destination of choice, especially to long-haul destinations such as Australia, says Send my Bag, a leading online door-to-door unaccompanied baggage service.
The UK supplies the largest number of working holiday makers to Australia with more than 24,000 visas granted in the second half of 2012(i), many of whom are students utilising a gap-year. Whilst excess baggage fees and restrictions have become associated with short-haul flights on budget airlines, due to the low-cost ticket price and added supplement model, when travelling with baggage suited for a longer, working holiday, costs can easily rise.
If a traveller's luggage is over the airline's weight limit, charges will be made, so before purchasing what seems to be the most cost effective ticket, it pays to also plan baggage requirements in advance. Most reputable airlines publish baggage guidelines, terms and conditions online, allowing you to make an informed decision before committing to a flight, but when excess charges cannot be avoided, working holiday makers should compare airline fees to those of international couriers.
Whether an individual, group of friends or family is moving overseas for a few months or permanently, Send My Bag can ship baggage quickly and cost effectively to and from the UK. Currently, Send My Bag couriers to over 47 countries around the world, including Australia.
Adam Ewart, founder of Send my Bag, said: "Working holidays generally require a greater amount of luggage and without careful planning the traveller can be hit hard without planning ahead, especially if they just turn up at the airport with lots of bags and hope for the best! What may seem like the cheapest option for a flight at first glance may actually turn out to be more expensive without researching the airline's luggage regulations.
"Excess fees are inevitable for people moving abroad, but making sure your bags arrive at the correct destination, safely, quickly and at a reasonable cost are the priorities of most people. Send my Bag not only reduces the stress of travelling with lots of baggage because it sends luggage direct to your end-destination, but it also can save travellers much needed cash for their trip."
For further information about avoiding excess baggage fees, or for a competitive quote on baggage shipping to Australia from the UK, please visit www.sendmybag.com.
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