TikTok’s Top Travel Hack – Right in Time for Spring Break

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| LAST UPDATE 03/04/2023

By Dina Wu
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@gouldstandard via TikTok

TikTokers have come up with a new travel hack that's making waves on the internet. They're shipping their clothes to their destinations ahead of time to avoid paying hefty airline baggage fees. And honestly, who can blame them? Those fees can be exorbitant and sometimes end up costing more than the ticket itself!

The videos shared on TikTok show travelers packing up shipping boxes and mailing many of their belongings to their destinations ahead of time. It's a smart move because it saves them a lot of money, but is it worth the hassle? Some people are all for it, while others aren't so sure. Commenters on these TikTok videos seem divided on whether this hack is worth trying or not. Some say it's hilarious and smart, while others warn against the risks.

TikTok Luggage Fees Hack
@gouldstandard via TikTok
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But let's talk numbers for a minute. According to the Department of Transportation, US airlines lost, mishandled, or damaged over 250,000 bags in August 2022 alone! That's a lot of luggage gone missing in just one month! Meanwhile, an average of 1.7 million packages disappear per day in the United States. So if you're thinking about shipping your stuff instead of checking it in at the airport, you might want to think twice. Sure, shipping your luggage may save you some money, but it also requires a lot of planning and coordination to ensure that your package arrives on time and at the right location. What if your package gets delayed or arrives early? Do you pick it up from a drop-off location, or do you have it sent directly to your hotel? Is shipping faster than checking your luggage? These are all valid questions that need answering before you commit to this travel hack.

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If you've tried this new trend already, we've got lots of questions. Was it worth the effort and expense? Did everything arrive on time and in one piece? If you're looking for other tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your Spring Break this year, check out this guide. We've got plenty of advice for savvy travelers who want to save some cash without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Just remember: shipping and handling are not included!

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