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USPS First Class Mail or USPS Airmail Letter Post?

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USPS First Class Mail or USPS Airmail Letter Post?

I'm buying a shield for my iPhone, and I was wondering which is a faster shipping service?
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I believe USPS Airmail Letter Post was renamed to USPS First Class Mail.
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First class mail is first class mail regardless - So if it's first class in the states it's first class in canada. Airmail, once it reaches canada is just regular mail
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Tha_Doggg wrote: I believe USPS Airmail Letter Post was renamed to USPS First Class Mail.
I thought this too.
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Kris81 wrote: First class mail is first class mail regardless - So if it's first class in the states it's first class in canada. Airmail, once it reaches canada is just regular mail
What exactly does that mean? Because I recently received a First Class package from Texas, and the Canada Post sticker it had had a "3" logo, like Regular Parcel, for example. Not exactly what I would call "First Class". Mind you, total transit time was still 3 business days, so I'm not complaining.
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Don't know if its any difference but I ordered an invisible shield on June 19th and they shipped with 'First-Class Mail International' but I still didn't get it.

Last time I ordered and it was sent that way it took nearly 3 weeks.
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'[buck wrote:;9034073']What exactly does that mean? Because I recently received a First Class package from Texas, and the Canada Post sticker it had had a "3" logo, like Regular Parcel, for example. Not exactly what I would call "First Class". Mind you, total transit time was still 3 business days, so I'm not complaining.
it means if it's "air" it's delivered by air, not ground. When it arrives in canada it's a regular parcel and goes on the standard delivery (not priority post)


Although with it being summer & alot lighter in volume, more packages go out earlier than they would in busier seasons.

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