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Ryanair Reduces Bag Fees for 92% of Customers! Really?
I was surprised to read headlines yesterday (3rd June , 2016) regarding Ryanair’s reduction in baggage fees, apparently fees would now be lower for 92% of customers, including a huge 17% saving on flighst of 3 hours of less – wow, how nice have Ryanair become! Unfortunately for passengers however it would appear Ryanair HQ either don’t own (famously tight) or know how to operate a calculator.
IATA Recommends Luggage Manufacturers Make Cabin Baggage 42% Smaller
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently released new guidelines for carry-on luggage, which will see the recommended allowable dimensions reduced to 55 cm x 35 cm x 19 cm. This is considerably smaller than the current standard allowance of 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. If these guidelines come into play, it will become increasingly difficult for passengers to pack what they need for even a few days away. Many will once again have to check in their baggage. This means that travellers will be forced to pay checked baggage fees and will be at risk of incurring extortionate excess baggage fees. Only time will tell what level of confusion and extra cost to the traveller these new guidelines will cause.
Send My Bag Launches 300 New Routes to and From Italy
Send My Bag has today announced over 300 new worldwide baggage shipping routes to and from Italy. For the first time the Send My Bag service is now available from Italy to popular Send My Bag destinations such as Australia and Dubai.
All routes as well as prices can be found on our Italy destination page.
Collection Time Windows Arrive
At Send My Bag we're constantly rolling out new features, some you may notice, some you may not, but it's rare for 48 hours to pass without something new appearing.
We generally prefer the experience to speak for itself but we couldn't let the addition of collection windows go by unmarked.
As a company our goal is to make your travel experience hassle free and we recognise that waiting for a collection is just not fun!
We'll not go into great detail but suffice to say it's extremely important that a driver collects all items in an area on any given day and in order for this to be achieved the route must be planned efficiently, this makes offering collection times without using additional drivers and increasing charges quite complicated.
Send My Bag attends Pitch10 event at 10 downing street.
Sendmybag was delighted to take part in Pitch 10 held at 10 Downing Street on Friday, 20th February 2015, in association with Tech Nation. Sendmybag was one of twelve shortlisted companies ear-marked by experts as some of the most promising digital companies in the UK. The event saw each venture pitch their business concept to a group of fellow entrepreneurs, journalists and government officials. Sendmybag was in good company with other up-and-coming businesses, such as Schoop and Cocoon, in attendance. This event highlights the wealth of innovation being bred in the UK tech industry.
Best Price and On Time Guaranteed
Send My Bag™ recently hit the headlines when research by the consumer watchdog, Which?, revealed our service to be better value than Ryan Air baggage fees and the best value luggage shipper in the UK.
At Send My Bag™ we want to make your luggage choice an easy one, to that end we're pleased to announced two very simple customer pledges:
- We guarantee our door to door luggage services won't be beaten on price.
- We guarantee your express service item within the United Kingdom & Europe will arrive on time or your money back.
Students in England Can Go Home at Christmas
Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out banning students returning home at Christmas due to the threat of transmission to other communities. Now however, Downing Street sources have confirmed that it is “expected” that “students should be able to go home at Christmas”.
At Least 200 Students Attend Late Night Rave at Coventry University
Hundreds of university students have been filmed crammed into a common room close to Coventry University’s main campus for a late-night rave, in a clear breach of coronavirus lockdown rules.
The Best Christmas Markets Likely to Open in the UK
Aside from getting some shopping done and tucking into some mince pies and a glass of mulled wine, our selection of the best Christmas markets in the UK feature everything from ice rinks to entertainers and even beer tents for the adults.
The Best Care Packages to Send This Christmas
Sending a Christmas care package will not only get you into the festive spirit, but it will give you a sense of togetherness with your family or significant other that is so important this time of year. With all this in mind, Send My Bag has outlined the best care packages to send this this Christmas to ensure joy is spread to all.
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Student House Hunting Tips During COVID-19
Besides all of the fun and games that a shared house can bring, there are also some boring adult things to do. Firstly, the process of finding and successfully getting a house, then things like picking rooms, setting up Wi-Fi, electricity, TV, splitting bills and so on. There’s also the small matter of staying safe and acting responsibly, especially in light of the current situation.
Top Tips for being a Productive Student
Productivity at University is a challenge when you also want to enjoy your student days, having spontaneous nights out during the week, having a day out with friends or binge-watching Netflix all day when you have no seminars or lectures. Send My Bag have included our top tips for being productive at University, so that you can do what is needed done and still enjoy the fun part of University!
Face Coverings Mandatory at Ulster University
Staff and students at Ulster University (UU) in Northern Ireland will have to wear face coverings in lectures and classes when the 2020/21 academic year begins on 21 September.