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Abels Luggage Delivery Service

We ship luggage worldwide so you can enjoy your journey

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Luggage Delivery

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Here at Abels, we are specialists in providing international luggage delivery services for people moving abroad.  

As an international moving company, our experts help you navigate the luggage landscape of sending the items that matter to you abroad, without incurring large airline fees. Our delivery service provides our customers with comprehensive removal packages that ensure you have everything you need when moving abroad. 

What is Luggage Delivery?

A luggage delivery service ensures you do not have to spend time waiting around at the airport. Using a luggage delivery service can relieve the stress of bags and suitcases during travel and offers a cost-effective solution with options to have your bags and priority items delivered straight to your new residence.  

Why use Luggage Delivery?

Luggage delivery services involve shipping any excess luggage and belongings you might have to the country of your destination. If you are moving abroad, it is likely that you will need a luggage delivery service to help save space and money, as airlines will only allow you to travel with a certain amount of personal luggage. This process is often referred to as airfreight shipping. 

How Does Excess Luggage Delivery Work?

With Abels, excess luggage delivery could not be simpler. We help you replace expensive airline fees with a premium cost-effective solution to moving abroad. Delivering a comprehensive and convenient solution to the stresses of trekking around airports to collect your belongings, our luggage delivery works in 4 simple steps: 



Book your Delivery – book when you want your luggage or priority items to arrive at your destination.



Pack your Items – pack your remaining belongings and items into a secure case, parcel or box, ready for transporting internationally. This can also be prepared for you as part of our full packing service.



We will collect your shipment from an address of your choice, whether that be your home, place of work or a hotel.



Track your Items – we will keep you up to date on where your belongings are and their expected arrival dates.



Delivered to Your Door – your luggage or priority items will be delivered directly to your door for complete convenience, making it much easier for you to move.

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Sending your luggage the simple way

Excess luggage at airport

What Can You Send as Luggage?

Another common question for luggage delivery is “what kind of items can be packaged and sent?”  

The answer:  you can send anything as luggage.  

Many people prefer to send their belongings in a regular suitcase as this makes things easier for them to pack the items and they feel their items are secure. But in reality, you can send packing boxes, crates, or all kinds of items as luggage. For large and bulky items, these can be sent after confidently securing the contents.  

Combining this service with your wider relocation often provides the flexibility, efficiency, and convenience for items such as: 

  • Children’s favourite toys 
  • Personal items such as desktops and workspace contents 
  • Sport equipment and gym wear 
  • Tailored protective equipment 
  • Seasonal clothing  

If you have a lot of items to send and are unsure of weight limits, then make sure you get in touch with Abels for a quote. We can take care of all your shipping needs and make sure that your items get delivered safely. 


Simply go to the Booking page and fill out the required details. You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your details and are processing your order. When the details are finalised we will send a ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email. You will then be sent by post or email your outbound and inbound luggage travel documents (Air Waybills). Please affix an Air Waybill to each piece of luggage ready for collection by a courier representative.

An Air Waybill is a paper ticket containing your collection and delivery details as well as a unique tracking number. Should you wish to make a note of the tracking number you can access an update of your shipment by visiting the Abels Excess Luggage on-line tracking system.

This may vary depending on what you are wishing to ship.  Golf Bags, Bicycles, Skis, Snowboards and Ski Boots must be packed in an airline compatible case or cover, and ensure that the Air Waybill is attached to your luggage.  For further information regarding consignment preparations, please contact our client support on +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States). Email:

We accept the following debit/credit cards: Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Delta, Solo, Electron and Maestro.

All EU Countries, United States of America, The Caribbean Islands, Far East, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

For prices and availability to include weekend collection or delivery, contact our Customer Support Team: +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States). Email:

All EU Countries, United States of America, The Caribbean Islands, Far East, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Animals (including birds, fish, insects, larvae, pupae etc.)
  • Animal products (including but not limited to ivory, fur and garments trimmed with fur)
  • Antiques and art works
  • Bullion
  • Complete firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons
  • Dangerous / hazardous goods (including but not limited to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances, loose lithium batteries, dry ice, biological substances, UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations (“ATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road (“ADR”) or International Maritime Dangerous Goods (“IMDG”) regulations.
  • Flowers and plant products
  • Human remains or ashes
  • Illegal goods (these are goods which are considered illegal in the origin, the transit points and / or the destination countries and would include but not be limited to pirated goods, counterfeit goods and narcotics)
  • Imitation (replica) firearms, toy guns, weapons, explosive devices or ammunition
  • Medical samples (including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples)
  • Negotiable instruments in bearer form (including but not limited to bank notes, currency, vouchers)
  • Perishable items that require a temperature controlled environment
  • Pornography
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products
  • Tobacco
  • Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control, including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne.
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind or packages wrapped in Kraft paper.
  • Knives
  • Fragile items (including but not limited to crockery and china, any item containing glass, televisions, computers, data storage devices, paintings) unless professionally and adequately packed and wrapped.
  • Human or animal remains (including ashes)
  • Televisions, computer screens and monitors

No, any pressurised container is not permitted to be packed in unaccompanied luggage, including deodorants and hairsprays.

No, any item containing alcohol (including perfumes and aftershaves) is not permitted to be packed in unaccompanied luggage.

No, alkaline batteries are not permitted. Please ensure these are removed from any items you have packed.

Yes – Call Abels Luggage Support on +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States) for price and service details

Yes you can ship items such as kayaks, canoes, surfboards, windsurf and sails, hang gliders, pole vaults, javelins etc

For prices and further details please call +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States) or contact us by email at

Extra large items must be packed in a travel case specifically designed for that piece of equipment

When contacting us please have details of weight and size of item(s) to be shipped

(Size and weight details required are length, width and height – including packaging)

No refund is payable by the Company and depending on the circumstances,  the Company may also charge a cancellation fee to cover administrative charges of  £25.00 (plus VAT at the prevailing rate, where applicable)

Yes, there are many freight companies that will arrange transportation of your luggage. However unlike Abels Excess Luggage, this is not their primary source of business and as such you may have to follow lengthy procedures in order to ship your items. This may involve having to box and weigh your goods, and having to complete complex Air Waybills and invoices where requested by customs as well as possibly having to drop your luggage at the freight company’s location.

A minimum of 2 working days prior to the date of collection if you have access to email and a printer to print off the Air Waybills. However wherever possible, 5 working days or more to allow preparation and postage of travel documents to you. If you have a last-minute order, please call Abels Excess Luggage on +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States) and speak with one of our Customer Service Team.

Luggage may be x-rayed for security purposes. It is important to note that camera film or other items may be harmed by the radiation from the x-rays.

Yes, if you ship 4 or more items you receive a multiple piece discount as follows:
5+ Items = 5% discount
Your multiple piece discount is calculated when you place your booking and is automatically included in your total price.
Multiple piece discounts are not available for extra large sports equipment

Simple, just call us on +44 (0) 20 4525 4429 (UK)  +1 833-534-0276 (free-phone from the United States). Please remember collections are Mon – Fri 09.00 to 17.30

In the unlikely event that your luggage is not delivered on time and you have booked Abels Excess Luggage Priority Service, Abels Excess Luggage will credit you in full if your luggage arrives later than the agreed date.

The above delivery guarantee does not apply in the following circumstances: if you pack any prohibited items, or through Force Majeure, or in any country that requires customs formalities, or if you have booked Economy Service.

If your delivery date is very time sensitive then we recommend allowing 1-2 extra working days due to possible delays resulting from Customs high volumes

Luggage shipping costs (the chargeable weight) is based on both the size and weight of your items – the cost is determined by whichever is the greater the weight or the size (the chargeable weight)

The prices that are displayed are based on the weight you select and the appropriate size is available for you to see or amend in the booking process.

If any single dimension of any item type measures more than 120cms these items are classified by our chosen airlines as ‘Oversize Piece’ and attract a surcharge.

The heaviest single item you can ship is 68kg /50lb.

The largest single dimension of your item that you can ship is 240cms. The largest size for the two smallest dimensions added together is 330cms. Please note the weight displayed on your barcoded luggage shipping labels is a nominal weight and does not reflect the weight booked and paid for.

All items are weighed and measured in transit by and if your item exceeds the allowance booked the additional cost due will be charged automatically to your card.

In order to calculate whether the weight or the size is greater and determine the correct chargeable weight the size is converted to a weight by simply multiplying the three dimensions of your luggage in cms (width x height x length) and then dividing by 5000 and this gives you the cm size converted to a kg weight, e.g. 83cm x 40cm x 30cm /5000 = 19.92kg

You can book with estimated weights and dimensions.

All items are weighed and measured in transit by the airline and if your item exceeds the allowance booked the additional cost due will be charged automatically to your card.

When measuring your item, this should be done from the widest, highest and longest points including bulges, wheels and handles.

You can enter the weight and dimensions in any order which will alter the price accordingly.

All items are weighed and measured in transit by the airline and if your item exceeds the allowance booked the additional cost due will be charged automatically to your card.

Abels Excess Luggage

We ship luggage worldwide so you can enjoy your journey