Trying to get your excess scuba gear and baggage to your destination , can't take them on the plane with you?
Tip for avoiding excess baggage costs
So you have booked an idyllic holiday on a tropical island with crystal clear water and a plethora of fish. But now you have to pack and travel with your luggage and your scuba gear, now all you need is a couple tips on how to avoid excess baggage charges for the airlines.
As you have booked the cheapest flight possible with only 3 lay-over, you now have the difficult task of deciding how and what to pack for the holiday of a lifetime.
Being the pro diver that you are, you like to have all your own top quality kit with you. So that you give yourself every opportunity to have great dives, and enjoy the underwater world to the full.
Now I know packing is not your favorite thing to do. Just remember you are not alone. Even if you are a master jigsaw maker, and you pack like a pack rat into the smallest possible baggage.
You then have to have that dreaded show down with the bathroom scale. So you wobble down the passage like a jello legged man with shoulders bowed under the weight of the suitcases in your hands, you know without even stepping on to the scale you are going to be over but you say a little pray to the heavens and you gingerly step on to the scale without any suitcase in your hand. Looking down at those number you have a little discussion in your head about how you should start to look at having a diet; then you tell yourself to rather focus on the baggage that you are trying to weight. So you step off the scale grab the one suitcase in your hands and softly as possible, as if that will help, back on to the scale. With a small balancing act of a trapeze artist you manage to hold the suitcase still for the needle or numbers on the scale to settle on a disturbingly high number.
Now like the master mind that you are you do the mental arithmetic to calculate the weight of your suitcase. Quickly you put the bag down, run to find your air ticket to check the terms and conditions and the luggage allowance on your air ticket. With absolute terror you scan the page, and your eyes come to rest on the two digit figure for your allowance, which is way less than your actual suitcase weighs.
But there is a glimmer of hope as you go to weigh your second suitcase, hoping that you will be under on that one and can just reallocate your clothing from one to the other bag.
Following the same process of weighing your second bag like a ballerina thinking feather light thoughts. You step down and do the mental arithmetic again, and even grabbing your phone to double check your calculations are correct. You proceed to do th calculation of how much the excess baggage will cost you to fly with, only to realize it will be the same as an additional air ticket, this is just not an option. Time to go back to the drawing board.
After muttering a couple of expletives under your breath, you drag the suitcases back to your room and onto the bed. Unzipping the bags, you stand back, take a deep breath and survey the contents of your bags. During your survey you review your packing list and as you are flummoxed about what you can leave behind while you need all the stuff you have packed already. You decide the best course of action is to go get a cup of tea or coffee to ponder your dilemma.
While sipping your preferred hot brew, you suddenly remember a friend of yours had their excess baggage shipped for them, and that they were raving how great it was.
So that is where come in , just give us a call and we will collect your excess baggage right from your house and have it delivered all the way to your hotel room on the tropical island , without you having to do anything.
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So what are you waiting for we charge about 70% less than airlines for excess baggage, the only provision is that it takes a couple of days for your excess baggage to travel to your destination , so it is best if it leaves a couple of days before you do so that it arrives the same time as you.