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Luggage Forward vs Luggage Free

Luggage Forward vs Luggage Free

We compare luggage shipping services here.

Both Luggage Forward® and Luggage Free have been providing door-to-door luggage delivery service for many years. Being among the original luggage shipping companies, the two are often compared. Though both are full service luggage shipping companies, there are some significant differences which we’ve outlined below.

pricing model

Luggage shipping pricing model

retrieval

Luggage retrieval

on-time guarantee

Luggage delivery on-time guarantee

insurance

luggage shipping insurance

Luggage Free - Luggage Shipping Services

exact pricing

Luggage Free charges per pound, so you only pay for what you send. 36lb bag? You pay for 36lbs, period.

full or self-serve

Luggage Free offers retrieval at no charge, or a full service option for $50 that includes wrapping your luggage in protective packaging.

industry leading

Every bag shipped with Luggage Free is guaranteed to arrive on time or there is no charge, plus you will immediately receive up to $500 of expense reimbursement.

grand standard

Luggage Free offers $1000 standard insurance with every shipment.

Luggage Forward

forced grouping

Luggage Forward has large price categories often leaving you to pay for weight you didn’t necessarily send. 26, 36, or a 46lb bag? All the same price.

no wrapping

Luggage Forward offers retrieval at no charge, or a time specific retrieval for $49 but neither option offers luggage wrapping.

second best

Luggage Forward also has an on time guarantee but will reimburse you only up to $200 per day for expenses (up to a maximum $500).

standard

Luggage Forward offers $500 standard insurance for each piece.

Price Comparison

We’ve gathered pricing information so you don’t have to.

PRICE COMPARISON
(NYC to Los angeles, One-Way Rates)
Luggage Free
Luggage Forward
Next day by 10:30am
30 lb. bag
$174
n/a
40 lb. bag
$232
n/a
Next day by 5pm
30 lb. bag
$157.50
$209
40 lb. bag
$210
$209
2 Day
30 lb. bag
$135
$179
40 lb. bag
$180
$179
3 Day
30 lb. bag
$120
$119
40 lb. bag
$160
$119
5 Day
30 lb. bag
$66
$99
40 lb. bag
$88
$99
PRICE COMPARISON
(40lbs, One-Way Rates, 5-7 Business Days)
Luggage Free
Luggage Forward
USA – Italy
$223
$294
USA – Hong Kong
$284
$354
USA – New Zealand
$286
$379
USA – UAE
$303
$414
France – USA
$254
$314
Australia – USA
$286
$374
St. Barts – USA
$216
$304
United Kingdom – USA
$254
$304
England – Italy
$74
$169
"None of these services could top New York's Luggage Free, which seemed to grasp the concept that if you're paying for a premium service, you want premium service..."
The Wall Street Journal

Luggage Free is a specialty service offering travelers the ability to ship luggage ahead to any destination worldwide, allowing them the ability to avoid the inconvenience of carrying, checking and claiming luggage – even going through customs.

Our luggage shipping service is guaranteed, allowing the traveler to avoid unnecessary aggravation and save time – safely and in style.

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