Checking Bags instead of Shipping Items?

Deloitte broadway74
Jun 11 15 Comments

My relocation package only reimburses checked bags when traveling to my final destination. The limit is $300. Can I check a packaged box on American Airlines?

They are moving all my stuff later on after the home sale but wanted to take a few things with me.

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  • Oath Atinlay2
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    I heard American Airlines has a website.
    Jun 11 0
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

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    I’ve seen people checking in boxes. They usually wrap em in scotch tape so they don’t explode when stepped on
    Jun 11 1
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      Thank you for actually answering the question
      Jun 11
  • Zillow Group zite
    Yes, I check cardboard boxes frequently, specifically on domestic AA flights.
    Jun 11 3
    • Oath Atinlay2
      ^That guy
      Jun 11
    • Zillow Group zite
      You bet I am!
      Jun 11
    • Oath Atinlay2
      As long as you own it! lol
      Jun 11
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    As long as it fits the size and weight limits, boxes are fine.
    Jun 11 0
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    How is babby formed?
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon sw eng L4
    I’ve seen a machine that wraps in plastic your cardboard box right before the check-in counters.

    Usually there is a line, so I’m guessing it’s free?
    Jun 19 1
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      Thanks I will definitely look for this!
      Jun 19
  • Amazon / Eng
    elatedowl

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    Email your recruiter or point of contact.
    Jun 11 1
    • Deloitte broadway74
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      I emailed the relocation person and they said it was to be checked bags
      Jun 11
  • American Airlines / Strategy dontgother
    If there is anything fragile make sure it is properly protected, airlines aren’t liable. Also nothing that contains lithium batteries or anything flammable like aerosols. Make sure your name and contact number is written on it clearly. Always a good idea to include contact info on the inside too, for anything checked. Bag or box. A business card is what I use. Finally, make it 50lbs or less and not more than 62” (L+W+H). Otherwise, it’s all good.
    Jul 19 0
  • Vistaprint / Eng
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    Yes, I've flown with a box once or twice. When I was in Asia cardboard boxes seemed more common than luggage. AA will probably make you sign a waiver saying that if the box gets wet and disintegrates it's not their fault.
    Jun 11 0