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August 10, 2006 at 2:05 pm in Uncategorized

bla-luggage.jpgSo here’s a stupid question: has anyone ever tried FedEx-ing their luggage to themvelves before a trip? Will FedEx or UPS actually take a suitcase, or does it have to be inside a box?

Is it possible to send your personal belongings ahead to a hotel and have them waiting there for you when you arrive?

Maybe I should just start order toiletries from Amazon a couple of days ahead of time to be delivered to my destination … or maybe hotels should start putting items above and beyond the obligatory shampoo and soap in the honor bar.

I’ve heard of companies that will shepherd you to the airport and handle your luggage for you, especially for overseas flights, but is there anything you can do to make air travel a little more breezy in light of the new (and perhaps temporary) restrictions?

For a long time I’ve been packing my carry ons (if I have them) using ziploc bags (or those zipper plastic sleeve things that new bedsheets come in) but it seems like even that isn’t going to cut it anymore.

Let’s face it, as a destination, LAX sucks for picking up a few essentials when you get off the plane. I’ve been to much better airports that have decent stores (including the Pittsburgh airport that has a full mall that charges regular prices for everything instead of airport markups). If anything, this is the one time I wish I was rich enough to have my own jet.

Who has travel tips for those who are flying soon?

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