Unaccompanied Baggage Explained

Unaccompanied baggage FAQ’s

When it comes to excess baggage, many airlines have strict limits on the amount of free baggage that can accompany you on your flight. We’ve listed some frequently asked questions to help you understand airport policies and our unaccompanied baggage procedures.


1. What's the difference between excess baggage and unaccompanied baggage?
When you hand over any piece of luggage while you are checking in and the size or weight exceeds the free baggage allowance limitations, this is considered excess baggage. Excess baggage charges are expensive and often based on 1% of the first class airfare to your destination.

 

Unaccompanied baggage is a cost-effective and convenient alternative for the occasions when you have excess baggage. You can send all your excess luggage and personal belongings as unaccompanied baggage, which in principle means your luggage is shipped ‘unaccompanied’ by you on your chosen flight or a designated flight on another airline.

 

Excess baggage charges imposed by the airlines can be expensive. Exportair can save you money and send your excess baggage as unaccompanied baggage.

2. When can I lodge my baggage?
Depending on your day of departure, you can lodge your baggage with Exportair prior to your departure or on the day of your departure 
We suggest you lodge your bags between a week and ten days before your departure. This will ensure that your goods arrive before you do. Please be sure to check our office hours prior to lodging your excess baggage.

 

3. When will Exportair send my excess baggage?
Once your baggage has been lodged with us, we will process the necessary documentation and security checks to ensure your baggage is “tamper proof” before clearing security and authorising shipment of your goods. We can also delay the send-off of your excess baggage should you choose not to have it arrive at your destination before you do.

 

4. What are the charges?
Exportair will complete all the necessary documentation and labeling and provide you with full IATA airline insurance. We charge a documentation handling fee of $85.00 and depending on your chosen destination the shipping costs may vary. Please contact us to discuss the costs of shipping excess baggage to your required destination. Additional costs such as fuel and security levies may be imposed by airlines and these levies may be subject to fluctuation.


Whether you’re packing a suitcase for a holiday, moving your belongings abroad, or attending a professional sporting event, excess baggage is one of those dilemmas we sometimes cannot avoid. Unaccompanied baggage provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative to paying high excess baggage rates at the airport.


Exportair will place your unaccompanied baggage or cargo on any scheduled flight out of Perth to any destination you choose. We offer a full range of professional services and facilities to ensure your freight arrives safely at your chosen destination.

 

Save money and send your excess baggage as unaccompanied baggage contact us today.

You can save money by sending your excess or heavy items as Unaccompanied Baggage.

You can save money by sending your excess or heavy items as Unaccompanied Baggage.

Excess baggage charges imposed by the airlines are expensive and are based on 1% of the first class airfare to your destination.

Excess baggage charges imposed by the airlines are expensive and are based on 1% of the first class airfare to your destination.