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Alaska Airlines Cargo
Shipping on an airline is easy, but it takes a few steps to get ready to ship. Each airline is different in terms of what they require. It's best to contact Chris Johnson, Director of Transportation, by phone at 760-533-5580 or via e-mail at email@example.com to help with the process.
Yes, American Airlines Cargo does require a shipper to have a valid PAL number. A PAL number is a Personal Account Locator, which identifies the shipper to AA and holds all the necessary information needed to successfully ship. Members can easily create a PAL number by visiting the AA website (www.aacargo.com) to get started. Once you have a PAL account, shippers would just need to reference our American Airlines rates pages for the proper commodity item number / tariff code to use on the air waybill. Shippers then just need to contact AA to book the shipment.
It's best if you do but not necessary if you are paying cast at the airport. The shipper's PAL account will suffice to get the special CalFlowers rates. If you want AA to invoice you, a PAL and credit account would be necessary.
Yes. To ship directly on a airline, you will need to obtain "Known Shipper" status. To become a Known Shipper, the airline will send someone out to your location. It's pretty simple, but keep in mind that once you become a Known Shipper on a particular airline, it is only applicable to THAT airline. If you plan to ship on a number of airlines, contact each airline and request Known Shipper status separately.
Simply inquire with the airline. If you are unable to get a response that answers your question, please contact Chris Johnson, Director of Transportation, by phone at 760-533-5580 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Most of them do. Fuel Surcharges can vary greatly from airline to airline. CalFlowers members receive Fuel Surcharge Summaries each month, detailing the latest fuel surcharges from our member airlines.
Airlines are required by the TSA to screen cargo. Airlines had to put procedures, personnel, and equipment in place to comply with these new regulations. The airlines charge a fee (surcharge) for this requirement. The surcharge is usually between 6 and 10 cents per pound.
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