Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Shirley S. of Minneapolis, MN, who says:
“I recently mailed a package back to my home in Minneapolis, MN from Vienna, Austria. I paid €149 and the box was quite small. I could have saved myself 100 or so Euros had I just paid to check an extra bag on the flight home.”
I’ve written before about shipping bags instead of paying to check them. So the real tip is to consider both options (shipping and checking your stuff), compare costs and timing (shipping could take longer), and choose the best option for you. It’s almost never cheaper to ship bags internationally, so my advice is to just do it domestically and by ground if you want to save money. Thanks, Shirley!
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