New Bag Delivery Service Takes Some Stress Out of Travel

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Tired of schlepping your bags home after spending some time on St. John? Or perhaps you don’t want to bother getting them to the island in the first place. If either of those situations sound like you, you’re in luck.

JetBlue just announced that it has teamed up with a bag delivery service which will bring your checked bags from the airport to your final destination. The way it works is simple: Travelers can place an order online up to one hour prior to their scheduled departure from select JetBlue airports in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Once an order is placed, you’ll receive a confirmation number. You then check your bags at the airport and an airline employee will apply a Bags VIP tag to the luggage.

There’s no need to head to the baggage claim area once you reach your final destination. Instead you could leave the airport immediately and your bags will join you within four hours as long your final destination is within 40 miles of the airport. Locations between 41 and 100 miles from the airport can take up to six hours to arrive. And if the four to six hour delivery window doesn’t work for you, you can always schedule your delivery time in advance.

According to the Bags VIP website, one bag costs $29.95, two bags cost $39.95 and three to eight bags cost $49.95. (Pricing may vary.) Seems like a worthwhile price to pay to avoid the stress of locating an available spot in an overhead bin or waiting in long baggage claim lines.

JetBlue isn’t the only airline to offer this service, although it is the latest to sign on. American Airlines and United do as well. The good thing about JetBlue, however, is that your first checked bag is free which ultimately lowers the cost for travelers. (Checked bag fees are not included in Bags VIP prices.)

And for those of you who don’t even want to bother bring your bags to the airport at all, there’s a service for you too. LugLess and Luggage Forward will pick up your bags at your home and will deliver them to your final destination. These services take a bit longer, so you may have to ship your bags early.

Click here for more information on Bags VIP from JetBlue’s website.

Click here for more information on Bags VIP from United’s website.

Click here for more information on Bags VIP from American Airline’s website.

6 thoughts on “New Bag Delivery Service Takes Some Stress Out of Travel”

  1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they are at STT, so no delivery to your villa on STT or STJ. That would be a great perk.

  2. I would love to hear back from anyone that has used this service. Frankly, it sounds too good to be true!

    I got quotes a trip or two ago from luggage services and I remember the lowest being $700ish up to $900. (no, I didn’t do it)

  3. If you are bring that many bags to the VI that you need such a service — you’re doing it wrong! A couple of small carry-ons (not roller bags) is all you should need. How much room does a couple of bathing suits, shorts and a couple of T-shirts take anyway?

  4. @Heather: JetBlue does service St. Thomas. It only services it for departures at the time being for passengers flying into JFK, Logan or Orlando. Sorry for the confusion.

  5. I wouldn’t use the service, but we always have 1 bag and 1 carry each and a cooler when we travel to St. John. It isn’t the clothes that takes space. It the fins, snorkels, masks, weight belts and food!

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