Air Cargo shipments are made on Thursdays only.
Handling Fee = $25 per box
Shipments by Air Cargo are sent Freight Collect. You will need to pay the shipping cost charged by the airline when you receive the koi at the airport.
All Hawaiian Airlines Air Cargo shipments will be sent pre-paid on Kodama Koi Farm’s account. We will charge your credit card once we receive the charges.
We use the following air cargo services:
Delta Airlines – Next day arrival to all US Mainland destinations
Hawaiian Airlines – Same day delivery to California (Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco), Oregon (Portland), Washington (Seattle), Nevada (Las Vegas), Arizona (Phoenix).
Two-day advanced notice is necessary and our holding policy will be applied to this service.
Our holding policy requires customers to pick up their koi shipment within 2 hours after the plane has landed.
Liability notice for Delta Air Cargo:
If you choose Delta Air Cargo for your koi shipments, please note that Kodama Koi Farm will no longer be liable for shipping problems through that method due to AVI/AVA shipments not being guaranteed and also because Delta does NOT offer shipping insurance.
If you still prefer Delta Air Cargo, please send us an email verifying that you take full responsibility for the koi shipment and will not hold Kodama Koi Farm liable for any shipping problems or koi’s health.
Explanation: Live animal shipments (AVI or AVA) have the lowest priority in shipping; so if a koi needs to be guaranteed to arrive within 24 hours, Delta Dash would be the appropriate shipping status; however the cost of the shipment goes up substantially.
Note: For Delta Dash shipments, we will charge an estimated shipping cost prior to shipping.
To save on shipping costs via Delta Dash and get extra insurance protection, we recommend shipping via UPS and using UPS Insurance; and the vast majority of our customers use UPS.