Q. What is the difference between actual weight and dimensional weight, and how is it calculated?
A. Actual weight is the weight of the actual shipment in either pounds or kilograms. Dimensional weight is the actual space the shipment occupies on an aircraft vs. weight. Dimensional weight is calculated by determining the shipment's volume in cubic inches (L x W x H = V). Divide this number by our Dim factor (Domestic factor is 194 and our International factor is 166) and the result will be the dimensional weight of your shipment.