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Old 26th Sep 2023, 12:18
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Originally Posted by threep
Imagine going on a trip where you can send your luggage ahead of you so you don't have to struggle with multiple bags getting to & from the airport.

Well in Japan they have takkyubin, a service where you can do just that. You send your luggage ahead of you so that you only need minimal hand luggage. Travel becomes simpler and less stressed if you are not burdened with bags, It works well because its reliable, secure and reasonably priced. Arriving at a hotel and finding your luggage already in your room is joyous.

I would happily use such a service if available elsewhere.
Believe it or not the railways of Britain, no less, provided such a service 100 years ago ! It was called Passengers Luggage in Advance, PLA, and the railway lorry called at your house a few days beforehand, took the bags, they were sent in a rail van with other parcels etc to your destination, and delivered to the address there by the local railway lorry again. Looking at old price lists for this, it didn't cost a lot either. You just had to have rail tickets for the journey as well. Nothing like it on the railway nowadays, inevitably.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 19:09
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PLA was very useful when I went to university in late late 70s / early 80s.
You still can still send luggage in advance in Switzerland at a price of CHF per bag.
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 22:36
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You still can still send luggage in advance in Switzerland at a price of CHF per bag.
That's very cheap ...
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 02:11
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Originally Posted by Peter47
PLA was very useful when I went to university in late late 70s / early 80s.
You still can still send luggage in advance in Switzerland at a price of CHF per bag.
I'll bite. Congestive heart failure?
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Old 30th Sep 2023, 05:48
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I'll bite. Congestive heart failure?
swiss francs
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