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A "Fly Free" email #223848
12/20/06 10:34 AM
12/20/06 10:34 AM
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Don Greife Offline OP
Don Greife  Offline OP
Got email yesturday that implied that many airlines participate in a program of "courier" flights. It seems that 'registered couriers may chose a destination and time for travel and receive "free" or some minimum payment for the trip if they will carry "documentation" concerning items that are being shipped as "Excess Bagage" on the flight. And that the courier never touches the cargo. Anybody have any experience with this sort of thing?

I'll be happy to discuss my avatar with anyone who knows what it is.
Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: Don Greife] #223862
12/20/06 10:56 AM
12/20/06 10:56 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
sweetjane  Offline
...and where does one sign up???

Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: sweetjane] #223866
12/20/06 11:09 AM
12/20/06 11:09 AM
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San Pedro
San Pedro Daily Offline
San Pedro Daily  Offline
Was that from Nigeria?

Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: San Pedro Daily] #223869
12/20/06 11:26 AM
12/20/06 11:26 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
LaraTravelBelize Offline
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Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: LaraTravelBelize] #223882
12/20/06 12:02 PM
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SimonB Offline

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Fly with cargo that you never see or touch? You'd have to have a lot of faith that unfriendly people in uniforms wouldn't be waiting for you at the other end.

Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: Don Greife] #223907
12/20/06 01:29 PM
12/20/06 01:29 PM
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Bill Mc Ghee Offline
Bill Mc Ghee  Offline
It is a valid Program Don. But not as easy as they make it sound. You have to able to fly at a minutes ( and i mean minutes notice.) It's been around for years. and believe me you get to pick a destination thats on thier list not yours. and once you arrive at " Thier" destination your not always garanteed a return trip and could be stranded for days until they can Fit you in.

remember. " If it's too good to be true..It Is

Last edited by BiIl Mc Ghee; 12/20/06 01:29 PM.

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Re: A "Fly Free" email [Re: Bill Mc Ghee] #223953
12/20/06 05:15 PM
12/20/06 05:15 PM
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Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
klcman  Offline
I have adventurous friends with lots of time on their hands who have done this frequently for years. Although much less than in the past - chalk up most of the change to the Internet & email. It is usually documents, not "packages".

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