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Extra baggage/shipping (Extra suitacase costs more than flight!!!)

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butterfly1234 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:23:14

Hi,
I'm flying with Thai Airways and need extra baggage or shipping. An extra suitcase costs £740 (or 55USD per kg)!!! I'm absolutely shocked by this.
Can anyone suggest any other way of getting bags to Thailand more cheaply please? I'm hoping to send 1 or 2 suitcases plus a box (approx 50cmsq) of fragile items.

Toffeelatteplease Mon 15-Jun-15 21:29:44

I've looked at send my bags.com for Europe. If where you are staying will hold your bags and you can send them ahead beforeHand, look at a straight courier

Optimist1 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:30:32

Google air freight services and you'll find companies that specialise in flying your stuff to your destination. HTH

addictedtosugar Mon 15-Jun-15 21:34:57

Are you sure its not 55 THB / kg? ie about £1/kg, and £30 max for a suitcase (as max weight is 30 kg?)

butterfly1234 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:51:38

Thanks for the replies.

Addicted, I've read the info again and again because I'm so shocked. I'm sure it definitely says 55USD per kg. An extra 30kg is 36,960 THB or 1,155 USD!!

addictedtosugar Tue 16-Jun-15 10:14:34

Where are you flying between?

seems to suggest the price per kg varies depending on route but is in Thai Bhat

Optimist1 Tue 16-Jun-15 11:33:44

addicted - the THB prices refer only to excess baggage on domestic sectors only. When you scroll down to international journeys, prices are clearly in USD.

addictedtosugar Tue 16-Jun-15 11:46:22

Sorry, I should have RTW (read the website).
Ouch. Those are phenominal overweight charges!

Sorry, Butterfly.

ememem84 Tue 16-Jun-15 11:58:04

That's insane. Have you looked at courier services dhl, FedEx etc?

I assume you need the extra baggage as are moving (otherwise you have seriously overpacked for a holiday...! smile). Try a removals company too maybe. Though I think they may take some time to actually get there. Mil shipped her stuff to NZ when she moved back and waited 3 months for it to arrive.

butterfly1234 Tue 16-Jun-15 17:32:46

Thanks again for all the replies. I'll check out some of the companies suggested.

Callmecordelia Sat 20-Jun-15 17:09:30

A girl I used to work with worked for this company - they might be able to help? www.sevenseasworldwide.com/

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