The Step by Step Process of Air Freight

The Step by Step Process of Air Freight

As pioneers in the air freight shipping industry, we’ve learned a few lessons since 1965, when we started. One of those lessons that we learned was to have an easy step by step process when it comes to shipping freight, especially to Alaska!

Shipping large cargo can seem a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before, but we’ve been doing this for so long that we know the exact information we need to ship your cargo in the most efficient manner.

At, you’ll find our Getting Started tab at the top of our homepage. On this page you’ll find our toll-free number you can call to get answers to any questions you may have. Once we’ve answered your questions, you’ll find three, easy-to-fill-out, down-loadable forms that will walk you through the process.


The first step is the Credit Application

This simply provides us with the necessary business information we will need to process your transaction.

The next step is the Customer Information Checklist

This list gives us a profile of you, the customer. This is for first time customers only, and once you’ve completed this list, you’re in our system as an AAF customer. This form provides us with company name, address, e-mail, phone, fax and contact information. This is a short, easy, one-time form to fill out.


The third step is the Shipping Checklist

This is the “nuts & bolts” of the order that details where the cargo originates from and where the cargo is to be shipped. This also covers details such as weight, number of pieces and the overall description of the product.

These three steps are all it takes to get started with Alaska Air Forwarding. It’s that simple. And why shouldn’t it be? The task of shipping large cargo is not a small one, so why complicate it with a difficult process? We don’t think you should. So the next time you need to ship large cargo to Alaska, or anywhere, give us a call. We’ll walk you through the process and make sure your cargo arrives safely and on time.

Wondering exactly what happens with your freight after you place your order, read our next blog to find out!

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