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Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh

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Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh


My husband and I are travelling from Australia to Scotland for three months, so will be taking the maximum allowed baggage, namely a large (23kg) check-in suitcase and a full-size cabin bag each. On landing in Frankfurt, we will be spending about ten days in Russia and the Baltics before continuing on to Scotland. Does anyone know of a way of sending our large suitcases on from Frankfurt to wait for us in Edinburgh, so that we don't have to "shlepp" them all over the Baltics?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh

Something like FEDEX, but it will be expensive...

this is (or is supposed to be)...the English version of Fedex Germany web page. there is a customer support link at the bottom. You can contact them, see if they even ship suitcases, tell them dimensions, weight.


BTW, do you have someone in Germany to accept the package.

Here is the contact info for UPS Germany:


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2. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh

Airlines no longer accept unaccompanied baggage for security reasons.

Another possibility (which would probably be cheaper than Fedex) is to leave your bags at Frankfurt airport - assuming, of course, you are going to Edinburgh via Frankfurt.


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3. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh

Thanks - that's what we had hoped to do originally, but now because Lufthansa's short flights are so wickedly expensive, are no longer going to pass through Frankfurt again. The alternative is dragging them with us all round the Balkans!

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4. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh

Thanks for the links - I'll try them. Yes, I do have someone to receive the cases (in Scotland, not Germany - we'll be sending them from Germany.)

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5. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh


I'd go the public post route or a private express carrier..

Airlines can ship unaccompanied baggage so-to-speak, but they don't do it as "unaccompanied" baggae - it moves as air freight or air cargo, which has its own set of security and other acceptance guidelines before they'll agree to ship it.

Air cargo tends to be cost prohibitive for most people because on the low end of the shipment size scale (both dimension and weight wise) he cost per kilo/pound tends to be very high. Its really best suited for time critical shipments and ones that are are larger is scale - fresh fish, fruits and meats are common air freight items.

Express carriers tend to be cheaper options; and the public post the cheapest. They also usually offer more service options to include door-to-door delivery which is not the norm with air cargo.

Travel Safe,

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6. Re: Unaccompanied baggage Frankfurt to Edinburgh


They specialise in this kind of thing. Maybe if it is cost effective perhaps you can ship from Oz direct to Edinburgh

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