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Anyone ever been a international courier?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bigred, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. bigred

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,107

    Take a read of this, http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A43444-2001Dec14

    There are apparently companies out there who will either pay for you to fly somewhere or offer you a huge discount on flights, perhaps New York or Hong Hong, in exchange for delivering a package which you take with you as hand luggage. This isn't anything dodgy, you work as a proper courier.

    I found the original idea from here, and theres even an official association, www.courier.org

    Has anyone ever done this before?

  2. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    Yes. If nobody had done it before, you wouldn't have read about it...

    And I'm sure Bart does it in an episode of The Simpsons (The one where him, Millhouse, Martin and Nelson get stuck after going to the World's Fair...)

  3. Justintime


    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 8,869

    Location: Edmonton, London, UK

    ooops wrong type of international courier :D
  4. bigred

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,107

    Let me rephrase, has anyone on OcUK ever done this before?
  5. Chasser


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,023

    Location: West Oxon

    A friend of my brother is a Queen's Messenger. He is an ex Para and never seems to be here, always jetting off places. I think it's a sort of diplomatic courier, he won't talk about it though.

    <edit> Oops not quite right. He's a courier for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office but wants to be a Queens Messenger, but apparently there are only a handful of them. </edit>
    Last edited: 31 Jul 2006