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Jem 02-18-2014 12:19 PM

Shipping boards
 
Traveling to Telluride. Wondering if anyone has tried shipping their boards instead of checking in at the airline? Saw that FedEx has a ship your gear program and looked into Luggage Forward. Does anyone have some 1st hand experiences compared to checking in at the airline?

dukeno1 02-20-2014 12:11 PM

I am interested in this option as well!

double 02-20-2014 12:58 PM

I have used Luggage Forward for the past four years and absolutely love it. I have young kids and we ship my board and all of our snowboard/ski gear out west a week or so before spring break (and ship it home as well). By shipping everything we don't have to deal with baggage claim at the airport while chasing around kids who are restless from a 4.5 hour flight (not to mention airport time). We have never had a problem with the luggage showing up either outbound or return.

The more advance you ship, the cheaper the rate so you should plan on sending your gear a week or so before leaving. I also like to make sure it arrives a day or two before we get there just in case something goes wrong.

Jem 02-21-2014 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by double (Post 1557673)
I have used Luggage Forward for the past four years and absolutely love it. I have young kids and we ship my board and all of our snowboard/ski gear out west a week or so before spring break (and ship it home as well). By shipping everything we don't have to deal with baggage claim at the airport while chasing around kids who are restless from a 4.5 hour flight (not to mention airport time). We have never had a problem with the luggage showing up either outbound or return.

The more advance you ship, the cheaper the rate so you should plan on sending your gear a week or so before leaving. I also like to make sure it arrives a day or two before we get there just in case something goes wrong.

Thanks! I think we're gonna give it a try :thumbsup:

Jem 03-05-2014 05:40 PM

Just an update for anyone else who may be looking - we used LuggageForward and it worked out great. Our boards arrived the day before and we had them picked up the day we left. I had a tracking # to keep an eye on where they were. It was nice not having to lug everything to/from/through the airport. I would definitely use them again. We actually even booked 1 day in advance, which wasn't an issue, but as double stated the earlier you book the cheaper the rates it seemed.


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