As air fares for budget airlines increase when added fees for checked luggage and allocated seating are factored in, travellers are looking for alternative options. First Luggage offers alternative to baggage costs through its international door to door luggage collection and delivery service which now picks up luggage from home and transports it anywhere in the world.
A recent study revealed the extent to which budget airlines’ fees for “optional” services, including checked luggage, have risen. Thomson’s baggage fees charge has gone up by 47 per cent since 2012, from £15 per person per flight to £22, whilst EasyJet’s equivalent fee has increased by a quarter, from £14.50 to £18. Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2 have all raised their baggage fees by at least 10 per cent. The cost to check in an overweight item of hand luggage has also increased on several airlines – from £30 to £50 with Monarch (+67 per cent), from £30 to £40 with Flybe (+33 per cent), and from £130 to £140 with Ryanair (+8 per cent).The problem is a global one, with the top 15 airlines in the US collecting baggage fees totalling $3.5 billion in 2012 alone.
With baggage charges a constant concern, more passengers than ever are choosing to travel without luggage to save costs. Now, with First Luggage’s Luggage Delivery Company service, those travelling within Europe have an affordable and practical way to save money and not lug the luggage to airports. Luggage can be collected anywhere in Europe and delivered to a chosen European destination without hassle or stress. Deliveries are securely tracked along the way by state-of-the-art technology with email, SMS and telephone alerts are also available.
Prices for Luggage Delivery Company start at £29.99 for door-to-door service for a small sized 15kg bag from the UK to France, or £34.00 for door-to-door service for a medium sized 20kg bag from the UK to France. Other prices vary depending on final destination.