Check Your Bag – NOT Your Portable Exhibit
Most airlines are now charging for checked baggage – or at least a second checked bag. Although I find this new revenue stream incredibly annoying when I travel, as an exhibit consultant for Skyline I have found ONE benefit from this policy that will help even the veteran trade show business traveler avoid a frequent and costly mistake.
We know you’re busy and we know that many new electronic technologies keep you constantly engaged to your job responsibilities or to your client’s needs. But not using a trusted freight carrier to transport your new portable trade show exhibit property and instead checking it as baggage on your flight is not effective multi-tasking. It is tradeshow suicide! Come on! Have you ever watched these guys “load” the cargo hold? If they’re not literally throwing the bags up the ramp, they’re (for some reason) forcibly pushing it onto the ramp. The term “handle with care” has no meaning here. Now imagine your new banner stand display kit with lights or portable pop up exhibits with lights being “handled with care” underneath you. This, of course, as you sit ready to depart to your trade show destination, twittering your customers about the product launch to be debuted at the show. Portable doesn’t mean indestructible! So before you become the next casualty of a fare war, please plan ahead. Ship your exhibit property to the advanced warehouse, direct to show, or to your hotel and have a great show!
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