Some people mentioned getting on a plane & round trip tickets. You don't need to actually be a passenger to ship through the airlines. Here's a link to Southwest Airlines freight. Www.swacargo.com. You will need to pick up from the airport.
Really if the manufacturers were smart they would make it with a telescoping handle. This way it would be adjustable for different height people and ship for cheap. Sometimes engineers are so damn smart they don't have a lick of damn common sense. Geez.