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Shipping a box on the same flight as us as cargo

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Guest cksrealm

Hi guys, we leave on the 23rd September for Sydney and looking to possibly add a box to the same flight as us and have it checked through as extra baggage or cargo, we are flying cathy pacific , any help or suggestions would be much appreciated,.

 

Thanks

 

Chris

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Guest Jeremy

Here you go:

 

Check In Baggage, International Airline Travel - Cathay Pacific

 

Good luck decrypting the formula, but if I've got it right:

 

(Cost of a single economy fare x 0.01) x excess weight (kg) = price

 

I did a quick flight search on cathaypacific.com and found that a single economy seat on September 23rd is GBP736, so that makes it GBP7.36 a kilogram over your allowance.

 

Which isn't too bad if you are sending light items like toys, but hella expensive if it's a box of clothing. You will have to weigh up the pros and cons, but it might be cheaper to replace your items when you get to Australia. Don't forget to factor in the weight of the box, because corrugated cardboard is surprisingly weighty.

 

You might get a cheaper rate from a excess baggage company (like excess-baggage.com) who buy spare cargo space from the large shipping and courier companies.

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