Want to take the hassle and some of the cost out of vacation travel? Why not ship your luggage to your travel destination? With airline fees for a 60 pound suitcase as high as $100 or more each way, and a high chance of bags being lost, shipping ahead is an easy way to take the worry out of air travel.

Pak Mail’s Ship Ahead service offers a ground shipping rate of $60 for suitcases up to 60 pounds going anywhere east of Colorado. For destinations west of the Rocky Mountains, the rate is $45. If the suitcase is lightweight and the actual shipping rate is lower than $45 or $60, the lower rate prevails.

Shipping ahead is a sensible solution to minimize the hassle of travel. Pak Mail has shipped golf clubs, boogie boards, skis and snorkel gear as well as suitcases across the U.S. and even to Europe. Think about how pleasant it would be to to check in to your hotel and have your bags waiting for you! Pak Mail can also provide a return shipping label so the bag can be shipped back home.

Airlines are cracking down on carry-on luggage as overhead bin space is in high demand. Checked bag fees start at $15 for the first bag, and there’s a weight limit of 50 pounds; it’s
$25 for the second bag and up to $100 or more for additional bags. Then there’s the hassle of lugging those bags through the terminal. . . .