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Questions tagged [shipping]

Sending items from country to country, separate from the traveller themselves

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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?

I guess it happens quite frequently: you have already checked in, and at the security check you realize that you have in your backpack your grandmother's Klingon bat'leth blade, an item that has been ...
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Getting a package from the US while travelling through South Europe

I have to send a package from the US to someone travelling along the European Mediterranean coast. One option would be to send it to a hostel, but this could easily fail, or be tortuous for the ...
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Shipping my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S

The plan is to drive my car (a small 4x4) from Prudhoe Bay1 (Deadhorse), Alaska to Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego in Chile. I will be travelling for an undetermined duration, with a minimum of two years. ...
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10 pieces of checked luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?

I'm moving to another country (Israel/Palestine to the Netherlands) and need to ship my personal effects. For the sake of discussion suppose I'm not shipping any furniture, and every single item fits ...
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What cheaper alternatives exist to transport luggage in Europe?

I will be flying from Portugal to the Netherlands but I will be only taking hand luggage. What is the cheapest ways of bringing more luggage (excluding the air plane)? (around 30kg). This question ...
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How long does it take a postcard to get from USA to Germany?

I am sending a postcard from a large US city to a large city in Germany via the cheapest shipping option. How long should the letter take to arrive? I have read 5 to 10 business days in one place and ...
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How can you have luggage moved cheaply within England, if you do not care about delivery speed?

My grandmother will be travelling within England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) for the next year. Her health problems prohibit moving her 3 suitcases herself WITHIN England; each weighs 25 kg and ...
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Shipping a computer from Europe to the U.S

I plan to be travelling to the United States from Europe (the Netherlands specifically) and want to bring my computer. I measured it and it exceeds the dimensions for hand luggage. I'm worried that if ...
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Is there a way to store stage luggage until needed?

I'm an artist/DJ that is looking to travel soon. I'm a fairly light traveler with the exception of my equipment which is just a little more than I can carry at one time. I don't have any gigs ...
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How to send baggage from US to Australia?

We are planning a trip to Australia. We are going to spend some months there and we would like to take with us more than the current baggage limit. One option would be carrying in the plane just what ...
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Shipping motorcycles from Russia to USA

A friend and I are thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the world (Long Way Round). I know the airport in Magadan is now closed. Does anyone know of an airline which would ship two motorbikes ...
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What is the best way to pick up packages in Northern India?

Setting: I am preparing a travel, by foot, across the Indian Himalayas. The duration would be about two months. There will be a general itinerary with a lot of uncertainty. Along the way I would like ...
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Any slow luggage shipping ideas?

I'm interested in shipping luggage from the U.K. to U.S. very slowly. It's okay if it goes quickly, but slow is fine so long as (a) the chances for damage do not substantially increase, and (b) it's ...
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How are customs duties handled by the Fedex “Baggage Free” service?

Fedex offers a baggage free traveler's service. It purports to ship your belongings to your destination rather than taking them on your person. This raises a question: How are customs ...
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Ship my laptop home to the US from Mexico?

I'm a US citizen and resident who will be traveling in Mexico later this month. The first half of the trip will be in a luxury rental in a beach town; the second half will be an "adventure travel" ...
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Car shipping Do's and Dont's

I will be shipping my car from California to Alabama and currently looking on Yelp for car shipping companies. I need to ask following questions: 1) Are there any precautions regarding paperwork I ...
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Do roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships take passengers and their car?

I often see these massive RORO ships bringing new cars. I assume they are not always fully booked. Are there companies offering empty spots on RORO ships? To me, it seems like a great opportunity to ...
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Ship items back home while traveling?

I am starting a trip around the world today! and my bag looks pretty full already. I am wondering were I will put new clothes/items if I decide to buy some while I am traveling. Has anyone ever sent ...
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Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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Shipping gear from Bangkok to Europe

Has anyone experience to share regarding affordable way of sending gear from Bangkok to Europe? I'm thinking about shipping home my mountain equipment because it's not needed after I visit Bangkok. ...
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What's the cheapest method to send a large package from New Zealand?

After few months in New Zealand we are soon flying to Thailand. During our time here we picked up some gear that we would love to keep, but don't want to carry with us to Thailand. When we asked at ...
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Things to do before shipping a car across the country

I am shipping my car from California to Alabama. I have already booked a broker and now waiting for the broker to find a carrier for me. After doing some research I found out that I should take ...
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What is the cheapest way to mail a package from Vietnam to the United States?

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam this summer and would like to send back some tailored clothing. What's the cheapest way (can be take as long as necessary) to ship an under 10KG package to the US ...
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Shipping a kayak to India - or can I fly with it?

I've a trip planned to India in May and was wondering whether it would be possible to ship my kayak (non-inflatable) from the States to India and back. I would like to find out the best way to do it ...
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Transporting meat from the UK to the US

So I'm in the UK right now and will be returning to the US in a few days and would like to bring back a particular foodstuff with me (sausage) to share with someone. Is this possible and if so, how? I ...
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Is it possible to book a flight for just-luggage / contract airline to ship by air?

There are shipping companies which offer to pick up some items (e.g. boxes, suitcases), send them by air, and deliver them to some destination. I suppose some would even offer a cheaper option of you ...
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Shipping personal electronics to Europe from US- import taxes?

I'm traveling in Europe and want to have some electronic equipment shipped from home (laptop; camera; audio gear). Can I ship myself used personal goods from the U.S. to Europe and not pay import ...
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Best way to send valuable item back home while travelling (Istanbul)?

I'm in Istanbul for a couple months and my phone is broken but it's still under warranty. I would like to send my phone back home to get it fixed but as I don't speak Turkish and I find it's quite ...
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What is the cheapest way to send books from USA to France? [closed]

During my stay in the United States, I accumulated books and papers. Books and papers can be pretty heavy so it may be very expensive to bring them by plane. For example for half cubic meter of books, ...
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hand deliver UK visa application to UKVI in Manhattan, New York

Question about UK visa shipping - Can I hand deliver my UK visa application, including the biometric confirmation receipt, to UKVI in Manhattan, New York? (I live nearby.) If not, should I just ...
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Shipping personal European good from US to Europe [closed]

My wife and I have been spending more than 5 month in the US West Coast for working reasons. When we came here we brought with us some stuff what we thought we were going to need, mostly camping gear ...
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Are there shipping company offices like Shunfeng express in Beijing or Shanghai Pudong Airport?

I would like to ship something within China immediately I arrive at Beijing or Shanghai airport (I am yet to buy the ticket). The problem is that I will not be leaving the airport to any place since I ...
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Can I have a replacement bank card shipped to a mailbox in Melbourne, Australia?

Today I discovered that my bank card was cloned and $2500 was stolen from my account yesterday. I called my bank and they said they can only ship my card to my home address in Melbourne (which makes ...
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Prohibited Parcel Items from the UK to Ukraine [closed]

I'm putting together a parcel for someone I know in Ukraine and I'm concerned that the contents will will be destroyed by customs if I ship these items. I want to send: Chocolate Jelly Sweets Shower ...
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Shipping a package from the US to Europe [closed]

I'm moving from US (west coast) to Europe and I'd like to transport in some way my personal library of approximately hundred books to Europe as well. I'm wondering what is the most practical and ...
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Sending unaccompanied baggage from Japan to USA

After spending a good amount of time in Japan, I realize that I have accumulated more stuff than I could carry in my flight (which allows me 2 check-in pieces free of cost, but this is a third piece). ...
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What's the cheapest way to send luggage abroad?

I am planning to travel from Portugal to Estonia hitchhiking, but I need to get rid of my luggage before, which is a regular-sized suitcase. Does anyone have recommendations how I could send my ...
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Shipping my mercedes sprinter campervan to USA from UK [closed]

I'm currently in the early stages of understanding what are the requirements for shipping my sprinter to the USA from the UK. Just curious to see if anyone has done this before, and the complications ...
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Shipping my dog

I have a 10 year old German Shepherd in Fort Lauderdale, USA who is way too nervous to fly. I want get her to Britain or literally anywhere in Europe. I need to ship her over with her owners. I really ...
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Can I ship my stuff from London to New York storage facility and pick it up later? [closed]

I'm moving from London to New York. However, I don't have an apartment in New York yet so I'll be staying in budget hotels and hostels until I can find an apartment. I have around 20kg worth of excess ...
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USA Customs duty: multiple small packges vs one large package [closed]

When shipping (by an international courier company) to the US items purchased abroad, is there any difference in the US customs duty, between sending the items in multiple small packages versus one ...
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How to transfer luggage from Paris to London? [closed]

I live in Paris now and my rent contract is ending this June. Starting from September I will move to London for a long period, so I was wondering if it is possible to leave my stuff in London directly,...
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One Way Road Trip [closed]

Is it possible to ship a car to a destination in order to drive it back? I would like to take a long road-trip through two or three of the Americas but wont have the patience to do it twice. Can I ...
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Is it possible to ship my belongings including new items from China to my Hotel in the U.S. if I am not a U.S. citizen? [closed]

I am currently in China travelling to the U.S. in a few months and I need to ship my belongings and items I bought during the trip to myself because I don't want to take them to my next destination ...
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Sending unaccompanied bags from Vietnam to Borneo [closed]

We are working in Vietnam in October, and then working in Borneo. We have three weeks between the two jobs and would like to do some back packing during that time. So we would like to send our bags (3 ...
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Luggage shipping service within Copenhagen Kastrup airport

I am planning to fly to Copenhagen Kastrup airport in Denmark with 2 large suitcases. (Maybe I should say "huge and heavy"). So it'd be very tiring to carry these by myself to my hotel. I was ...
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Where can I contact the shipping department of VFS - New York scanning hub?

I applied for a UK standard visitor visa. I sent my application myself using USPS with a return shipping label from USPS inside the package. I was informed by VFS that they cannot send back my ...
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VFS- Can't unlock return shipping label [duplicate]

So I went to my biometric appointment and I have all my paperwork set up. I bought my shipping label on the VFS website and now I am trying to unlock it through the confirmation email. I type in the ...
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American citizen, Macbook was stolen and need to get a new one

My Macbook was stolen last week. I need a new one for work, but I am currently stuck in France until May 8th for my flight back to the US. It seems to me that I have two options, both with major ...
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Safe way to send a new credit card from EU to India [closed]

I need to send a credit card (to be activated) from Italy to India. Is it safe to do it using a courier like UPS? My idea is to ship it as a document. Any tip is very welcome!