Unaccompanied Bags

Whether you need to send a few extra suitcases or are packing up your books to send home after a busy term at University, you can do so worry-free with our Unaccompanied Bags service, in partnership with Shipping Force.

Our extensive global network uses our five airlines to transport your unaccompanied items to anywhere you need them, be it Milan or Mumbai, Singapore or San Diego, we’ve got you covered.

Cost-effective solution for luggage and small shipments

Storage options available

Door-to-door service

350 global destinations

Shipping Force can transport your personal goods quickly, easily and securely. They can even provide boxes, help you to pack them, then transport them directly from your door to your destination. This is the ideal solution for transporting small boxes, extra bags, bicycles and small household electrical items that you don’t want to carry onboard.


  • Unaccompanied baggage can only contain personal items, such as clothing, musical instruments, books or sports equipment.

  • All goods must be packed appropriately for transport by air.

  • IAG Cargo reserves the right to open and inspect any shipment for security screening and Customs purposes.

  • When transporting personal effects to the UK, Customs Duty and VAT charges may apply.

  • Goods may be held for examination by HM Customs prior to release.

  • While every care will be taken, we recommend insuring your baggage before shipment.


The following items that cannot be carried by the Unaccompanied Bags service

  • Dangerous items i.e. those with explosive, flammable, infectious, toxic or other hazardous characteristics (as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods regulations).

  • Livestock or perishable goods.

  • Valuable goods i.e. those requiring special security handling.

  • Samples or good for resale.