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OOT Bags...when to distribute??

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#1 Butterflyf369

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    Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:08 PM

    Hello All,

    I'm worried about the extra weight with carrying all my OOT bag items. Do they usually get distributed at the resort and if so, any issues with mailing the items to the resort before hand. I'm planning on having a couple of items but with the amount of clothes I usally pack, how are others handling this?

    Thanks for your help.


    #2 big3n09

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      Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

      Some hotels charge a fee to store things shipped ahead and how expensive is it to ship. It may be cheaper to carry them on the plane with you especially if you have anything that's fragile. I plane to carry them on the plane with me and pack more than what I usually pack so that I can still carry on a personal item and a the bag with my OOT stuff.
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      #3 Candice

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        Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:36 PM

        I have also heard that some people pack an extra suit case and when they meet their guest at the airport those who only have one suitcase ask if they would mind taking a second one for you. They have a tag ready and just put the person's info on it.
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        #4 soccergurl3

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          Posted 06 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

          I was also wondering when to distribute I am getting there at the same time as everyone else and was thinking about giving them out in the airport Do you think that would be a good idea since there will be lots of stuff in teh OOT bags that they could use for a long trip! I honestly dont want to pay to ship it there earlier and I don't want to lug around that much luggage.any ideas??

          #5 Prettyhazardous

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            Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

            Well it's even worse for me bc we have a cruise wedding.

            #6 Butterflyf369

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              Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:09 PM

              I was also thinking of the airport but I know that at Pearson Airport in Toronto you can't take on any carry on with a certain amount of liquid. My girlfriend ended up distributing her items amongst her family and setting everything up at the resort. It's probably the best route.

              #7 Jennifer Davis

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                Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:42 AM

                I hear there can be problems getting boxes you ship through customs. That being said, I am planning to carry on additional suitcases and pay the surcharge on them. I am going to try and do one hard suitcase and one sost so that I will be able put one suitcase into the other one for the trip home.

                #8 beachbride2009

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

                  A lot of resorts won't let you ship things prior to arrival, so make sure you check with your hotel.

                  Another option is to see if there is an upgrade available on your flights...I know from Canada if you fly on Skyservice Airlines there is a $200 round-trip upgrade where you get an extra 10kgs of baggage allowance...plus free drinks on board among other things! Check if you have this kind of option!

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