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Luggage Shipping Eases Woes for Airline Travelers


NEW YORK, NY -- According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, airline delays for the first half of 2007 were the worst since such tracking began in 1995. Coupled with heavy air travel volume, many passengers are seeking solutions to these and other problems associated with flying. As a result, a leading luggage shipping company based in New York City has seen peaked interest from those opting to ship bags ahead of their travels.

Manhattan-based Luggage Free offers baggage delivery to and from any destination in the world, allowing travelers to avoid the inconvenience of carrying, checking and claiming items. Recurring troubles experienced by air travelers have contributed to year-to-year growth since the company was founded in 2004.

“Travel is at an all time, post 9/11 high, which is leading to fuller flights and longer waits at airports,” said Jeff Boyd, president of Luggage Free.

“Our service provides an obvious solution and eliminates many of the headaches associated with traveling,” he added.

The Transportation Department also reported that consumer complaints about lost luggage, late flights and other travel-related problems rose by nearly 50% at 6,100 for the 6-month period in 2007. Boyd cites these figures as another contributing factor to his company’s growth.

“The statistics are not surprising. An increase in lost luggage is a by-product of the sheer volume of travelers,” he said.

In addition to door-to-door delivery of bags and equipment, Luggage Free also wraps and protects luggage for customers, the only company of its kind that provides such a service. With full tracking capabilities, customers can know where their bags are at all times, virtually eliminating the potential for lost luggage.

Boyd predicts air travel issues such as flight delays and lost luggage will get worse before they get better, further expanding the trend of travelers pre-shipping their luggage.

“As these problems persist, a service like ours will shift from something of convenience to something of necessity,” he said.

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