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Old 05-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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I am debating whether or not to pay a membership fee for an aircourier website. Supposedly you can get great flight deals. Anyone ever done this? I figure we'll be traveling around so much it may be worth it.
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HA, you stole my brain Jamie.....great question!

As far as paying though, I am always sceptical about that. I do want to learn more about the whole courier deal though.
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Thats just the thing - I've never found access to it without having to pay for a membership somewhere. The one I found seemed pretty good cuz you get like some travel insurance (not like real travel insurance), but still... It's aircourier.org Anyhow have any info to offer us?
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The only time I've ever really heard of air courier jobs was in Eurotrip. I'm sure someone on the site knows.
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found this on a site that was a pay for:

ALERT FOR SEPTEMPER 20, 2004

WE HAVE SUSPENDED SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THIS WEBSITE BECAUSE WE FEEL THAT IT IS NOT PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT VALUE TO TRAVELERS. COURIER OPPORTUNITIES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SCARCE, BUT HAVE BECOME EVEN MORE LIMITED WITH DECREASED TRADE RESTRICTIONS, INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES, AND INCREASED COMPETITION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT INDUSTRY.

WE WILL POST ANY UPDATES HERE IF THE SITUATION SHOULD CHANGE.
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Well hell.

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At work since I wasn't doing much I tried to look up companies instead of lists and head hunters and it was tough....none seemed to have any employment or carrer links or phone numbers This is a mystery now!
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unless you live in Chicago, LA or New york being a courier is going to be damn near impossable.
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I fly in and out of Chicago.

Hmmm... We must get to the bottom of this mysterious air courier thing!
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the only times I have ever heard of it working well was on the simpsons and on eurotrip
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