Become a Courier & Get The Best Airfares

by L Chan - Date: 2007-03-02 - Word Count: 348 Share This!

Couriers can save a lot of money on airfare. They can catch a $99 flight overseas for the small lay over inconvenience of a day or two.

If you become a courier, the company hiring you expects you to bring only one carry-on for your flight and to surrender your baggage allowance to them.

As an air travel courier, you carry shipping documents on flights for a courier company in exchange for discount tickets.

These companies use couriers because it is quicker and less expensive to ship freight as luggage rather than air cargo. Couriers may also carry time-sensitive items such as business documents or medicines.

As a courier, you can only bring carry on luggage. You cannot check in your personal luggage. You give up your baggage allowance to the courier company hiring you. They need it for the materials they are shipping.

As a courier, you'll get round trip tickets on coach. Unfortunately, these tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. So be sure you know in advance you can make your scheduled flight.

You may accumulate frequent flier mileage but you may not keep it. That is set by the company that hired you. Stopovers can be seven days with courier tickets.

Sometimes, but rarely, length of stays can last up to six months. At the end, you may need to be a courier on the return flight home. This will be difficult if you plan to do any shopping overseas.

Sorry, but you probably won't be going to an exotic island on your courier flights. That's because most of the items you will handle will go to the main business centers of the world.

It is possible to travel with a companion, but you need to be flexible with your scheduling. It's rare to have courier seats together on the same flight. However, you can time it so you could meet your companion within the same day.

Copyright 2007 by L Chan

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