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    My pregnant wife is coming out to join me in Adelaide and will not be able to handle any heavy lifting. Does anyone know a cheap way to ship luggage out? I need to send a couple of big holdalls (Maybe 50kg or so I think). There's plenty on shipping containers out but nothing on microshipping :-)

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    At Adelaide Airport there are free luggage trollies right next to the luggage carousels, so I'm sure if she asks one of the staff or a stander-by to lift the luggage off the conveyor she'll get some help.

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    I too am sure someone will help. If not you can airfreight bags we sent a bike (in a case) and a guitar as air freight, you pay by volume or weight (whichever is the highest). Can't remembered who we used but I just googled and got quoted from a few.

     

    You will need to list contents and complete a customs form.

     

    Our bags ended up going on our preferred route visa Singapore and we had to go via KL!!!

     

    (Don't get me wrong - I love KL but we fancied a change)

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    Can you fit 50kg into a holdall? :cute: I'd consider boxing it up properly and shipping it. You can ask relocation firms for quotes on this or consider airfreight but expect to pay a lot for 100kg.

     

    If she has someone to help her to the airport and put bags on a trolley she'll be fine (if they are under the maximum weight allowable per bag which is 32kg, but most airlines cap at 20-23kg for economy anyways so its not like you get that much. You can go get trolleys easy enough once car is parked and wheel everything in. And once at the check in desk the staff will lift it on for her if she asks.

     

    And even if changing flights in Singapore or KL she won't see the luggage till the destination in Aus on the collection carousels. And as has been said, there will be someone able to help her.

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    Try The Excess Baggage Company. They're at most major airports and certainly at Heathrow. It cost me just 20% of the fee the airline wanted for extra and heavy bags. Can take 4 - 5 days to arrive after you have landed.

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    My pregnant wife is coming out to join me in Adelaide and will not be able to handle any heavy lifting. Does anyone know a cheap way to ship luggage out? I need to send a couple of big holdalls (Maybe 50kg or so I think). There's plenty on shipping containers out but nothing on microshipping :-)

     

    I travelled out here alone from heathrow at 6 months pregnant with 2 kids at 4 & 5. The check in staff at heathrow were very unhelpful & said that no one would be able help me lift my luggage at the other end!!

     

    I had already requested assistance from Singapore airlines .

     

    When I arrived at Adalaide, The cabin crew said to wait until everyone was off the plane, I was then escorted through customs, through to baggage claim & the airport staff lifted my luggage onto 2 trollies & pushed them for me to meet my husband who was waiting at arrivals..

     

    I had 6 holdalls which weighed a total of 135 kilos.. (I was a bit over!! lol)

     

    The staff at Adelaide airport couldnt have been more helpful!!

     

    Just make sure you advise the airline that you want assistance..

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    If you inform the taxi company and the airline that she's going to need help, it shouldn't be a problem. The taxi driver can get her luggage into the taxi from the house, and then onto a luggage trolley. The airline will be able to have someone ready to help her get her luggage checked in, and again in Adelaide.

     

    Alternatively, get her a case with four wheels so she doesn't have to take any of the weight when she's pulling it along. There will be people around who will be more than willing to help a pregnant lady to get her baggage onto the belt at checkin, and off the carousel in Adelaide.

     

    Anything above and beyond the luggage allowance can be shipped in boxes, there are several companies around that will do this door to door.

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