Don’t drag your bags to the airport; check them at home. Luggage Free, a luggage logistics company, offers door-to-door luggage service (one-way rates: $1.50-$4/per pound domestic; $6-$7/per pound international). A representative arrives at your home or office, wraps your bags in protective plastic and transports them to your destination. After your trip, the bags are shipped back to you. It’s a great alternative for people traveling with bicycles, golf clubs, skis or more than the airline-allowed baggage limit. Each shipment is insured for $1,000, with unlimited coverage available.

Who to call:

Luggage Free , 800-361-6871.