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UPS, DHL, and pretty much any courier company can deliver from anywhere to anywhere, they don't require that the person handing them the package is the same person as the one paying the bill. So ask the hotel to pack up the coat and tell you the box/package weight & dimensions, then go to the courier website and fill in a package pickup request with the ...


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It happened to me once in London Heathrow. In my case I didn't have any emotional attachment to the item and it only cost around £3 to replace, so I threw it away, however I discussed with the security and the airline what my options were. They offered me the following options: Throw it away (I actually ended up doing just that) Post it to whatever ...


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Several shipping companies provide options for shipping to a branch for pickup with ID. You could check which one has a more convenient branch location for you. DHL has a stronger presence in Europe. DHL "Hold for Collection": At times, it can be easier to have your customer collect shipments from a DHL managed Service Point, rather than attempt a ...


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In the US, according to the TSA you have some options: When prohibited items come through the checkpoint, passengers are given options: Take the item to the ticket counter and check it in your baggage or a box provided by the airport. Many airports have a US Postal Service or other shipping services area where boxes, stamps and envelopes can be ...


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In most of the world, you can have letters and packages sent poste restante, addressed to an individual in care of a particular post office, to be held until the intended recipient visits to pick it up. In English-speaking Canada and the U.S., the service is also called general delivery; in Spanish-speaking countries it is also known as lista de correos. It ...


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If sending one of the employees a couple of bucks via PayPal or something similar, to ship it for you is not an option, this is what I would do: Order a free flat rate box, and ship it to the restaurant: Click Here Pay for a label on USPS's website and email it to the restaurant. Alternatively, you can print it out and mail it to them. Click Here Schedule ...


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Since 2007, I received 53 postcards from the US (via postcrossing). I live in Germany, so this is relevant to your question. The average travel time was 11 days, roughly 67% arrived within this time frame. The minimum was 3 days, the maximum 61. Of course, these are not 100% exact numbers - the "send" date is the day the sender got my address, not ...


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I'd call the airline directly to ensure that you're interpreting their terms correctly and whether they require any additional information or preparation. And be prepared for a very, very thorough customs inspection. The value of your luggage will obviously be above the monetary limit for customes-free imports, and the amount will suggest commercial ...


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This option is probably not available everywhere (but it's available in terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Heathrow), it only works if you'll be back to the same airport at some point, and the cost may be a tad high if you'll be away for while (but probably cheaper than the fees for an extra checked bag): just leave the item as left luggage! The company managing ...


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I looked on UPS and DHL but didn't see anything obvious. For DHL, the service you need is called scheduled pickup. You essentially arrange the shipping as usual, but you pay extra for your parcel to be picked up by a courier. Once you pay for your shipment, you'll get a DHL shipping label which you'll have to send to the hotel. They will print the label, ...


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Something like this happened to me some years ago. I was flying from Sydney, Australia to Bali, Indonesia with China Airways - I think!? There was a final hand-luggage check at the departure gate. I was "randomly" picked and my bag was checked. Unfortunately, I'd completely forgotten that my Leatherman Wave was in my hand luggage! Apart from the initial ...


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So, to answer my own questions Has anybody shipped a car between Europe and Canada or the U.S.? It seems to be quite common to ship cars between Europe and the either the U.S. or Canada. There basically are three options for shipping a privately owned car: Let an international moving company ship the car (and whatever else you want moved) for you. ...


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Perhaps something like this? USPS will ship an empty prepaid flat-rate box. The large size box is almost $60. I believe you fill out the label when you purchase the box. Some USPS boxes have tape already applied but I seem to remember that the similar large priority flat-rate box doesn't. You may want to ask the restaurant if they have package tape. If ...


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I once realized I had my pocket knife with me and I was not checking any bags. I went outside and buried it in the dirt. A week later when I came back, I dug it back up.


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Japan The time I made this mistake with a multi-tool in Toyama (around 2007 I think), I simply (and even with my limited Japanese it was simple) brought the situation to the attention of the checkpoint workers, who handed me a plastic bag with a form on it to fill out, stuck the article in the completed form-bag, tore the receipt off the top and handed it to ...


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In San Francisco (and probably other airports?) there are small self-serve dropboxes, next to the line to go through security. You can take an envelope from the supply on top, fill it out, including writing your credit card number down, and they will ship the contents to you for about $20. I did this a few years ago, when I forgot to leave my pocketknife ...


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I have never used their service, or that of a competitor, but PODS (Portable On-Demand Storage) might do what you want. The big questions will be cost, and timeliness. I also don't know if they have service outside of the U.S., but there may be similar services elsewhere in the world. The service, as I understand it, essentially delivers a large "pod" (...


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Essentially, you're after private shipping companies, I believe. When I moved from the UK to Canada, I used Excess-Baggage.com to ship a couple of boxes over here. They ship all over the world, including from most major places in Europe. I checked, and they do indeed service Portugal and the Netherlands. It took its sweet time to arrive here, but the ...


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Depending on the country, a box sent through the regular mail service works fine. We had to do that when on vacation in the US, to ship back items to France since we also knew that these would not fit inside our suitcases. UPS asked us $150. USPS did it for $40. If you ask DHL, FedEx which are in the premium range, it can be expensive. Also, during ...


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No additional paperwork is required, other than your normal car paperwork (tag, registration, insurance). You can take pictures, but before handing over the car to the delivery agent they will do a walk around to inspect the condition of the vehicle. You should also make sure you have insurance for the move (this is not the same as your normal liability ...


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It all depends on the weight of your baggage and its size. Luggage Forward quotes about $1300-$1500 for the standard size bags (50lb). Luggage Free offers $7.75/lb so to get to $2000 you will need to ship about 260lbs. Discount Shipping charges $560/150lb for the door-to-door service. So depending on how much stuff you ship it could come out more ...


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(1) Container: Freight forwarders will send cargo by sea by container at rates far far far below those being quoted. Rates are usually by the cubic meter and weight is usually irrelevant as long as you are not shipping pig iron or similarly dense material. There may be a 1 cubic metre minimum size. Pack it all in :-). You will have to get somebody who will ...


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The short and sweet answer is, sorry, no. There are quite a few import restrictions on meat into the US, and pork products are almost entirely not allowed unless they're canned pork cooked in the can. In very few cases swine and swine products can enter the United States. Commercially canned pork is allowed if the CBP officer can determine from the label ...


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There are a number of websites (one is called uShip) that allow you to post details of a big or small removal job, and have removal companies, men with vans etc. bid for them. Because you get a large number of bids, and they are in competition with each other, you can get a very good price. Another advantage is that many will be taking a particular route ...


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No, UKVI at the British Consulate New York is not open to the public, and visa applications are not accepted or returned in person, only by mail. You can purchase shipping/return service independently or through VFS Global, following the directions in the application centre package.


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We flew with our dog (70 lbs labrador, ~32 kg) from the US to Europe and it worked much better that we had expected. Things that helped Dogs need to fly in a crate. Google "Sky Kennel" for some examples (no endorsement implied or intended) Make sure you get the crate at least a few weeks before the trip and have the dog use and sleep in it. That gives the ...


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The key is to minimize the amount of "kitbuilding" the restaurant needs to do, because it may be asking a lot for them to receive a box, print out a label, coordinate a pickup, etc. The DIY (slow) option USPS has a variety of Priority Mail boxes which ship at a flat rate (weight does not matter). You walk into the Post Office, look at the boxes, decide ...


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I made in September 2016 a trip on a ro-ro from Grimaldi Lines. My car was on the ro-ro and we could go in the different harbours we stopped, as far there was enough time. We started from Antwerp: to Portbury, Setúbal, Valencia, Fos, Livorno, Civitavecchia and Salerno then took the car to Paris. The ro-ro was transporting new cars or trucks or machines ...


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