I’m keen to send my recently purchased MTB back to South Africa. However I’ve never done this before.
Since I will be fully loaded-up (meeting or exceeding my 25kg luggage limit) when I go back I’m considering the best and most cost-effective way to get the bike there.
I’ll pack the bike in the original box.
- Use a parcel service like DHL or UPS? Sounds costly to me.
- Use the postal service? I believe a box cannot exceed 1m by 1m by 1m, so I guess that probably won’t be suitable.
- Use a shipping company?
- Use the airline I’m flying with, and pay for the extra weight? I’ve heard if you phone ahead, and the flight isn’t too packed they might let you put it on at no extra cost.
- Use an airline’s cargo service? I would send it ahead of my actual flight date - would I be able to drop it off at their offices in my city (Taichung)?
Your advice, experience, and suggestions please.