Has anyboody shipped luggage/bags from Sydney to Hong Kong using unaccompanied baggage?
What would I need to do on the Hong Kong side to collect the bags?
I'm assuming that I will get a notice on what day/plane that will be landing and I will need to somehow to get the caurosel at the airport. I would have to cross customs, then come back.
Has anybody done this and how tricky was it to get to pick up your bags. It will be mainly clothes, kids toys and books and kitchen stuff.
I got some rough quotes to ship one or two rooms of furniture (mostly toys, books). Some of the bigger pieces (like playtable) we can buy again.
The door to airport is aud$612 for air-freight to HK airport for 4 bags @ 160kg/172kg
Or drop off at depot is aud$530. So it's about $3 per kg.
Or I could do an economy return run and get $60kg for AUD$600, or $10 a kg.
I got a quote for moving less than a container via sea-freight and it was pretty expensive and I would wait forever. It was aud$7000. It feels like I can ship them all by air for cheaper (but have to make trips to the airport to pick it all up.) So I could do 2300 kg to be around the same price (excluding the hassle of getting the stuff from airport to wherever I'm living in HKG).
I was expecting that the company was going to organize shipping (it was a line item in the contract), but they said they don't do it and the mobility specialist suggested asking for a higher moving allowance. The relocation package seemed to be either ship goods or take cash. He thinks it was take cash and the cash allowance wont' pay for much furniture to get moved, nor will it pay for much new furniture on the other side. My wife isn't pleased about the extra headache to organise quotes, etc.