Why not ship your luggage using luggage boxes instead of checking baggage?
Advantages with luggage boxes are that you get to save up to $80 per package over what airlines charge for baggage fees, and the luggage box can be tracked so that you know exactly where it is. You also will most likely not have to wait on a long line to check your baggage, nor will you have to lug luggage all over the airport.
A disadvantage, however, is that your luggage will not be delivered as quickly as the airlines can deliver it.
The concept of luggage boxes, an idea worth considering but not officially endorsed or recommended by TruPri¢e, was recently announced by United Parcel Service.