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Airmail sticker required?

Hi, this is a dumb question, but if I'm mailing a postcard from England back to the U.S., do I need to put an airmail sticker on it? Thanks! I leave for London tomorrow, and this forum has been so helpful!

Posted by
21195 posts

NO. The postage stamp will indicate the rate.

Posted by
1849 posts

you can ask for a sticker at the post office when you buy your stamp

but your postcard will still get to the US if you don't use one

Posted by
8293 posts

All letter mail between Canada and Europe, including the UK, goes only by air and has for years. It would be surprising if letters between the US and the UK can still be sent by surface mail.

Posted by
4527 posts

Airmail is now 'International Standard delivery in 5-7 days (£1.05 for a postcard, ie letter under 10g). There is an 'International Economy' which takes up to 5-7 weeks - and saves 15p.

Posted by
1580 posts

The sticker came with my postcard stamps, so I used it. I'm not sure what would have happened if I didn't. They arrived in a timely manner, I.e.before I got back from my trip.

Posted by
1287 posts

No longer really needed, but may help in sorting.

Or the old standard, writing near the stamp 'PAR AVION - AIRMAIL'.