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anyone shipping belongings to DOHA for next academic term?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by teachtronic, May 20, 2019.

  1. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter


    is anyone going to DOHA, Qatar for a teaching post next term? if so are you shipping your belongings there? i would be grateful if you could start a conversation with me if you are. thanks in advance!
  2. PuRe

    PuRe Occasional commenter

    depending on where you are coming from it might be worth doing excess luggage instead, at least you have it all with you.
  3. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    unfortunately i will be taking more stuff than just clothes otherwise i would have, kids toys, books and a few electrical items etc
  4. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    if you fly with BA you can take upto 230kg each (for a family of 4 thats 920kg). obviously you have to pay for the privilege. other airlines will have their own programmes / terms of use etc, but its worth looking into.
  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    sendmybags.com for anything that can be easily packed.

    ETA sorry, maybe not Doha. Got confused with another thread on Cologne......

    But definitely for anyone moving in Europe - I've done it recently with then and was very easy and not expensive.
  6. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    I've use sendmybag before, and within Europe they are definitely cost-effective. Not sure about further afield though.

    As for excess baggage, it might depend who you're flying with. For a recent post I was booked by the school to fly with Emirates who have excruciatingly high excess baggage charges. Don't get caught out.
  7. wanderman22

    wanderman22 New commenter

    When do the academic terms begin?
  8. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Some airlines allow you to book extra luggage when you purchase your tickets, since this in the middle east and Arab family,s fly with their cars this is sometimes your best option. Sometime one extra case can cost as little as 20GBP to add to the cost of a ticket.

    For example you my be charge 125GBP for an extra case(sometimes up to an additional 10) to carry 23KG with you on the plane. Some schools offer a moving allowance that can be used for this purpose. I use this on the Manchester to Shanghai flight to bring back addition clothes and shoes, I use a well know high street sports shop to buy 90lt holdalls for 9.99.

    The advantage of this way is your luggage arrives with you and you can just walk out the airport with it, you don't have to wait for you Residence Visa to be processed before you can claim your shipping via cargo boat.
  9. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    most likely flying with Qatar airways from UK to Doha, anyone have any experience with them with respect to excess baggage?

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