An affordable, hassle-free alternative to checking ski and snowboard equipment
BOSTON, December 20, 2008 – Skiers planning to hop a plane to the mountains this winter can expect to pay the airlines upwards of $25-$125 per one-way flight to check a pair of boots and skis or snowboard in addition to their luggage. Unfortunately, those additional checked baggage fees do not include any guarantees against lost or delayed ski equipment or any help with the hassles of carrying, checking and claiming luggage. In partnership with Ski.com, the largest independent seller of ski vacations and snowboard vacations in North America, Luggage Forward, the leading provider of door-to-door luggage delivery worldwide, is inviting skiers to experience an affordable, hassle-free alternative to checking ski and snowboard equipment. At a cost that is often less than the typical cost of airline baggage fees, Luggage Forward will handle the seamless transportation of ski and snowboard equipment from doorstep to destination, leaving skiers extra time, energy and money for the slopes.
“For the past 37 years we have prided ourselves on making it effortless for skiers and riders to book flawless mountain vacations worldwide,” said Kris McKinnon, Ski.com vice president of marketing and business development. “We continue this legacy by partnering with Luggage Forward and offering a valuable service to our customers who wish to rid themselves of the hassles of traveling with baggage.”
Ski.com’s exclusive arrangement with Luggage Forward provides customers discounted rates for Express (overnight), Priority (two-day), Standard (three-day), Basic (five-day), and International (days vary by destination country) services. Ski.com customers can even take advantage of extra savings with Luggage Forward’s Economy service for the return leg of their journey. For example, customers who ship their skis from Los Angeles to Aspen will pay $78 for Basic service and $60 for Economy service—representing a $65 savings over airlines, which typically charge $100 each way for checking a third bag. The Luggage Forward price includes all taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges, plus $500 of insurance coverage, with $10,000 of coverage per bag available. Travelers can rest assured that their valuable ski and snowboard equipment is in good hands with an unmatched full money back plus $500 on-time guarantee for each bag that is forwarded.
“We are always looking for new ways to make travel more convenient and predictable,” said Zeke Adkins, co-founder of Luggage Forward. “Through our ski program, travelers can happily avoid baggage fees — and carrying heavy bags — knowing that their baggage will be waiting at their final destination when they arrive.”
Travelers can simply book online or by phone, select a convenient pickup time and leave the rest to Luggage Forward. An agent will pick up the bags and send them on their way, no special packaging required. The company routinely goes the extra mile, even alerting travelers by cell phone or PDA as soon as luggage arrives at its final destination.
About Luggage Forward
For skiers and riders seeking the utmost in convenience, reliability and predictability, Luggage Forward guarantees delivery of baggage and sports equipment from Doorstep to Destination™. Luggage Forward leverages a worldwide network of shipping partners, innovative technology and honest, unparalleled customer care to give seasoned travelers the peace of mind they deserve. The smart alternative to checking and carrying bags, Luggage Forward is transforming today’s travel experience.
Founded in 2004, Luggage Forward has set the standard in the delivery of luggage and sports equipment for travelers. The company is the exclusive luggage delivery provider for many of the world’s leading travel organizations including Abercrombie & Kent, American Express Vacations, Exclusive Resorts and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. For more information or to receive an online quotation, visit www.luggageforward.com or call 1-866-416-7447.