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Author Topic: Surface parcel sent to airline
sedwardian
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Post Surface parcel sent to airline
on: August 24, 2020, 00:14
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I am in the UK, currently waiting for two packages that have been sent by surface parcel, tracking numbers are CP361008275CN and CP372658081CN. The most recent update I have on this website is from just under a month ago saying they have been 'sent to airline.' This is consistent with the Parcelforce website, which says that the packages have been 'despatched to the UK' on the same dates that this website gives, but doesn't mention a mode of transport. According to the Parcelforce service the package has not arrived in the UK yet.

I was under the impression that surface parcels (with CP tracking numbers) are sent by land/sea - is 'airline' a translation error? Would an airline be handling the packages? Would this speed up the process if so?

I don't know how long I should expect to wait now. I have read that surface parcels can take between 3 and 6 months to arrive, but the current average time for a package to the UK is 57 days, and the maximum is 123. Will it be more like a 2 month or 4 month wait in total? Or even longer?

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Post Re: Surface parcel sent to airline
on: August 24, 2020, 02:31
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CP is called air/sea combined parcel. Air is just the first stage. It will transit through many airport and sea port. You can not see its update after sent to airline from China. It might take a couple of months. Please be patient.

sedwardian
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Post Re: Surface parcel sent to airline
on: September 29, 2020, 21:10
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Hi just wanted to check in with a good review, since my bags have arrived (albeit with one customs charge). Thanks for the reassuring words - both from this post and others I read on here. This website really made it a LOT clearer what was happening with my packages, when I didn't really understand what was going on.

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Post Re: Surface parcel sent to airline
on: September 29, 2020, 21:30
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Thanks for sharing your good news! Yes, https://track-chinapost.com/result_china.php?order_no=CP372658081CN shows the parcel was just delivered today.

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