Why NowShip To is the International Student's Best Friend
Going abroad will probably be one of the most exciting and
enriching things you’ll ever do, and that’s to be celebrated! But moving all of
your effects to your new home may be one of the most daunting tasks that comes
with being an international student. You may be wondering
how am I going to get my bags to school? How much is this going to cost
Depending on what method of shipping you choose, it could
cost you an arm and a leg or a surprisingly reasonable amount. Many
international students I’ve met at University just take all of their things on
the flight over, while others ship their belongings to campus. But which is the
better deal? Let’s take a look.
Using Checked Baggage
Many airlines offer excess baggage services so you can take
all of your belongings on the flight with you. However, this is often one of
the costlier methods of international moving you could choose.
According to Airfarewatchdog,
for additional bags (the third and every one after), is $150, and this
doesn’t even take into consideration the fees that will be tacked on for an
Depending on where you’re travelling, airlines like Delta
will charge you anywhere from $150 to $345 per extra bag. Depending on how many
bags you’re taking (the limit is 10, but will often be lowered to accommodate
other passengers), this could cost up to $3450! That on top of your plain
ticket does not make for a pretty bill.
Using NowShip To
Luckily you don’t need to get bring all of your bags on the
plain with you. The
service allows you to ship as many as 20 bags, whereas most airlines cut
you off at 10.
With NowShip To, the very most you’ll be charged is $2100,
and that’s only if you’re shipping to Poland or Serbia. Most of the quotes for
NowShip To hover around $1300, and only represent the maximum price you could
pay to ship to your destination.
Plus, when you take advantage of NowShip To, all of your
bags are packed into one crate by you, leaving no chance for them to get
separated, misplaced, or manhandled, and giving you a good peace of mind on the
Lugging all of your affairs on the flight over as checked
baggage has the potential to put stress on both the mind and the wallet. Keep
in mind that quotes for checked baggage always go up when the flight is
NowShip To offers lower quotes than checked baggage, has a
bag limit twice as large as most airlines, and gives you the assurance that your
affairs will be packed and shipped with care and efficiency.
Author: Tanner Hackney, Mr. Hackney is a Junior Journalism and Marketing
student at American University. His travels have taken him to England, France,
Germany, Canada, Spain, and the Netherlands.
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