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How long does mail take from Germany to U.S.A?

Old Jul 16th, 2006, 12:47 PM
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How long does mail take from Germany to U.S.A?

How long does it take for a postcard to get from Germany to the U.S., if it's just sent through regular mail?

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Old Jul 16th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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"Regular mail" from Germany to the USA would probably travel by plane. About a week, maybe less.
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Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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Air Mail 3-4 days.
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Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:43 PM
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For what it's worth, we have given up on regular mail from or to the USA and Europe, especially for postcards. We get home long before they are received by friends and relatives. Email is our way to send greetings or just keep in touch. Costs much less, too.
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Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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I'm not sure if your concern is about postcards, but if it is, here is a little secret. If you really want the postcards to arrive quickly, it will cost few pennies more, but putting it in an envelope and sending a first class letter, assures quick delivery from anywhere in the world.

First class letter - 3-7 days
postcard - 7-14 days - sometimes never

<b>USNR</b>,

e-mail is just not the same. I love to send and receive postcards from all over the world. I hardly ever write anything, maybe just a happy face, but all my family/friends appreciate the effort and always thank me, whereas e-mail is just that, an e-mail, it looks the same like the one I send from home.....Just my opinion and you don't have to agree...
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Last year I sent my Uncles X-Mas card to Germany on
Oct. 31 and he got it just in time for X-Mas.
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Old Jul 16th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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My experience has been more like the previous two posters... two weeks for a postcard via airmail and about six weeks or so for a letter NOT sent airmail. When I received that letter, it looked as if it had gone through the Panama Canal. Maybe it depends on what coast you live near.
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I like the idea of placing a postcard into an envelope and mailing it back to the US. I'm assuming these envelopes are available at the post offices ... or do you think some hotels may have envelopes as well?
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