You must be a
Known Shipper to use this form.
Human Remains and Interline shipments must be booked through our call center at
We will do our best to accomodate your booking request, however all bookings are
subject to space availability.
Please complete as much information as possible.
The standard form for air waybill number is ###AAAnnnnnnnn where:
### is the airline code of the air waybill issuing
(027 for Alaska)
AAA is the city code of the origin
(e.g. SEA for Seattle, ANC for Anchorage, etc.), and
nnnnnnnn is the eight number air waybill sequence number.
An acceptable form for air waybill number is also ###nnnnnnnn
or even nnnnnnnn.
Dangerous goods identity number.
Express as UNnnnn or IDnnnn as in:
UN8342For more than one UN/ID number, please call the Cargo Service Center at 1-800-225-2752.
Because today's modern jet aircraft are generally space limited, rather than weight limited, they can typically carry as much weight as we can physically put on them. Cargo space is the limiting factor.
Our standard is based on cargo with a density of 10 pounds per cubic foot of size. If your shipment weighs 10 pounds per cubic foot or more, the charges are based on the actual (or scale) weight. When your shipment weighs less than 10 pounds per cubic foot, the charges are based on its dimensional weight.
Not only air, but motor carriers' "class" rates and even ocean carriers' "commodity" rates are based on whichever weight (actual or dimensional) is greater. By using the following example, you can determine the chargeable weight of your shipments by using your actual size and weight figures:
Multiply shipment dimensions to obtain total cubic inches.
(L x W x H = Total cubic inches, e.g. 20" x 10" x 15" = 3000").
Divide total cubic inches by 194 to determine dimensional weight (international shipments apply 166).
(3000 / 194 = 15.46 pounds)
Chargeable Weight equals either the actual weight or dimensional weight, whichever is greater.
GoldStreak® Package Express is our next-available-flight service for items up to 100 pounds that need to be there today – guaranteed. Priority Air Freight is for time-sensitive shipments that are larger than GoldStreak® and need to be at a destination by a specific time.
General Air Freight is the lowest cost alternative for customers that do not have time-sensitive shipments and can wait for space available service. Petstreak™ Animal Express is a priority express service that ensures your animals a safe and comfortable journey.