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How to handling excess baggage?
Travel – shopping – and – Excess baggage shipping
Your trip is almost at an end.
You look at your stuff and start to worry that you have bought too much. What are your choices to bring your stuff back home? This is a question that needs to be answered.
Below are a few options for what to do with your luggage.
The first suggestion to deal with excess baggage is ship your stuff back
THAILAND POST SERVICE
Using by Thailand post service : Register postal , it will be option or airplane and boat . It will take around 1 week to 1 month. The price is very reasonable which is around 20-40 USD. If it is worth the wait, you can opt to ship your overload luggage through the Thai Postal Service by boat rather than airmail. This cost will be more than half of the price of airmail, but takes up to three months to arrive in the United States. This may seem like a long time to wait, but sometimes it is nice to have a reminder of your time in Thailand after three months of being back in your home country in your everyday life.
You can do the packing at the Thai post office. They have a packing counter where you can buy packing materials at a very economical rate and sometimes get assistance. If you are shipping anything in a box, then the standard procedure is to tie a string around the box so that it can be opened and peeked into by customs to verify that what’s written on the customs slip matches what’s in the box. If you seal it, then you pay a much higher rate. There are post offices conveniently located all over the city, including the Bangkok international airport.
The post offices are open from 8am to 4:30pm, though some don’t like to take international parcel shipments after 3:30. Some of the post offices such as headquarters and at the airports are open longer than stipulated above.
UPS, Fedex, or Express is international brand
However, the rate may high as you pay for an airline.
The price is almost similar for all services above: all quite expensive. If you have a lot of souvenirs, the shipping cost will be more expensive than your belongings. Therefore, you should think carefully before buying something heavy and big.
Courier Services – International
There are several established international couriers. The main ones are listed below.
Tel.: 02-207-0600 Grand Amarin Tower, Floor 22 1550 New Petchburi Rd. Makkasan Bangkok
Tel.: 02-367-3222 Green Tower, Floor 8 Rama 4 Rd. Bangkok
UPS (United Parcel Service)
Tel.: 02-712-3300 16/1 Sukhumvit soi 44/1 Bangkok
You can also find courier services at shopping malls under the name “Mailboxes” and at the airport. Some of the companies arrange pick up service at the hotel.
Suggestion to deal with Overload luggage
Second, buy a new big suitcase. Normally, when traveling long distances, airlines allow passengers to have two suitcases per person and two carry on bags. If you do not have all the above, it’s recommended to buy a new suitcase or carry on bag. It is cost effective, and you will have more luggage to use when you go back home. You can get cheap luggage all over the city, however Pra To Nuam (water gate) area for the widest range.
Suggestion to deal with Excess baggage shipping by using TAGS service
Third, in case you buy new luggage and it is very heavy, there is a counter service at the Airport called TAGS UNACCOMAPANY LUGGAGES. It’s located close to customs check at the counter check in row 10, terminal 2. They can fly your belongings with the same airline or do it on a later flight to your home. Their services are similar to CARGO.
You can send the luggage to your home on the same flight or later a flight to your city of destination. You need to go to the airport early to make arrangements for your overload luggage. It is best to try to go before the travel date.
If you have heavy luggage, this service will help you save money. It is cheaper than a postal service and at the counter check in. There is an initial procession fee of 1,905 baht. Then, they will add a fee determined by the airline used and destination.
The size limitation of the luggage is not to exceed 2 meters in width.
TAGS UNACCOMAPANY LUGGAGES service deals directly with all airlines and is open 24 hours.
Carry on luggage and know the condition of airline
Try maximum capacity carry-on luggage size is 14 X22 X 9 inches (22 cms X 35 Cms X 56 cms) which is included handles and wheels. The carry on weigh restrictions is depends on airline which around 7-10 kgs (15-22 lbs.)
Check with airline , what is the best they allow you.
“However, the reference below show that they carry on luggage is out of control since traveler does not want to pay for the high fee that airline charge. So everyone tries to avoid paying at luggage check in charge fee by putting the stuff on carry on.” *1
Please bear in mind, that this might cause inflight security problem.
Fly with low cost airline cargo service
Check what low cost airline going to your destination . Go to airport early before the flight, take the airport shuttle bus to cargo. Then, ship your product with them. This ways is a lot cheaper that carrier for sure.
Dealing with Excess baggage shipping for domestic travel
In case you arrive and depart the same city before going back home. For instance, your international flight is in Bangkok . Then, you want to continue the trip to other destinations but you have luggage full with souvenir or used cloth. You may consider keeping at airport storage . So you do not need to carry it around.
Rate of airline charge for access luggage
Thai airway :
Domestic flight charge 55-125 THB/ kgs /Way
International Flight is charging by zone of destination rate is 7-55 USD/ kgs
Air Asia , Tha Lion Air and Nok Scooot (Low Cost Airline) *2
Domestic flight charge
Weight range 30 kgs price range 500 -1,100 THB / bag
Weight range 40 kgs price range 1,000 – 1,500 THB / bag
Weight range 30 kgs price range 700 -1,100 THB / bag
Weight range 40 kgs price range 1,100 – 1,500 THB / bag
So do you have more idea of dealing access luggage, leave a comment we would like to hear from your tips.