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If you are interested in discussing all aspects of being an airline courier and learning the secrets of traveling the world on a shoestring please feel free to send an e-mail to email@example.com with the single word SUBSCRIBE in the message's subject field. We will be talking about the best places to stay at your destination along with field reports from others just back from their travels. Basically, just about anything and everything that has to do with airline couriers. Since I started my page I have received many letters thanking me for all this info on my page. One letter told me I had more info than a company he paid money to join!!! Well, join the list and let's all trade info. If you have questions, feel free to post them to the list.
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The picture above was taken just outside the airport in Belize City, Belize, Central America.
The picture above is myself holding a man-eating lizard that tried to attack me as I was gassing up my Honda XL250 at a station
about 40 miles from Belize City. Check out the wind blown hairstyle. The other photo is a shot of myself and a friend as we left a pub in London. The one below was shot a few hours earlier near Marble Arch in London. The one below London is a picture of myself in front of "Big Buddha" on the island of Ko Sumui, Thailand. Ko Sumui is about 300 miles south of Bangkok. I just returned from a 16 day Hong Kong, Thailand, and China courier trip on July 8th 1998. Roundtrip LAX to Hong Kong was $100!
What is an air travel courier? An air travel courier is a person who carries shipping documents on international flights for a courier company, and forfeits his baggage allowance in exchange for a discounted air ticket.
Why do freight companies need couriers? It is cheaper for a courier company to have a person check freight through as luggage than it is for them to ship freight as air cargo. Plus, shipping material as luggage helps it clear customs quicker, instead of sitting for days in customs as cargo often does.
Why be an air travel courier? Traveling as an air courier gives you a chance to see the world! Jet to exotic places you could never afford to see before. Explore the globe and widen your knowledge of the world.
Who can be an air courier? Virtually anybody can be a courier, however some companies require couriers to be at least 21 years old.
What do I give up as an air courier? Usually you are not allowed to check through any baggage, or are allowed just one bag in some cases. You are allowed however, to carry on as much luggage as the particular airline will permit. If you're only acting as a courier on the outbound flight you can check baggage as normal on the return trip.
Where do I sit and what airlines are used? Air courier companies utilize major airlines like TWA United, American, British Airways and other international airlines. You fly like any other passenger in a regular seat in the "tourist" or "coach" section of the aircraft. Couriers have been allowed on occasion to upgrade to first class at their own expense.
Are the tickets one-way or round trip? All tickets are round-trip tickets except in rare cases.
How much do I have to pay, if anything? Usually you save up to 85 percent of the regular airline ticket price. And in some instances you can fly free. The range is all over the board, depending on the season and demand, but the discount is sub- stantial. Recent bargain fares for couriers include trips to the Orient for $250 round-trip, Europe for $99 to $199, South America for $150. During the summer, rates are generally higher than any other time of the year, but you still fly cheaper as a courier than with other discount fares. In short, traveling as an air courier will save you hundreds of dollars on each trip you take. Some courier companies maintain a list of couriers who they can call at the last minute in the event of a cancellation, and let the courier fly free in exchange. Free flights are extremely rare, but super- discounted last-minute flights are more common.
How far in advance do I have to schedule? If you wanted, you could probably be on a flight to some foreign country within 24 hours of receiving our information, especially if you're interested in Central or South America -- or Europe during the winter. Flights to the most popular destinations usually require at least a 2-week advance reservation, especially during the summer when advance booking can be 4 or 6 weeks or more to guarantee a seat. Most people advance book in order to make sure they get the flights they want. When courier companies are short of couriers for particular runs, the price usually starts dropping the closer it gets to the day or hour of takeoff.
How long can I stay where I'm going? The length of stay which is permitted varies according to the ticket. Nearly every flight allows you to stay at least 7 days. Some tickets are for a 7-day trip, other tickets allow you 10 days, 14 days, 21 days and up to 6 months if you desire in some cases. Fixed stays of one week or two weeks are common on the European trips. Oriental and South American flights generally allow longer stays as a rule, and often require no minimum stay.
Where can I fly as an air travel courier? Air travel couriers are needed for flights to every con- tinent except Antarctica. Common destinations include Paris, Rome, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Brussels, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Honduras, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Caracas, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Quito, Manila, Montevideo, Melbourne, Sydney, Santiago, and other locations in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.
How do I know I'm not escorting contraband? Air courier companies are established firms that deal in legitimate air freight. They have to sign documents which are presented to customs officials when the baggage is checked through. For their protection - as well as yours - you are generally not allowed to touch the baggage. When you arrive at the destination, you generally hand the "manifest" to the agent for the courier company who then takes the material from the baggage claim area and clears it through customs. You are not personally liable for the baggage. Before you make your flight you can verify with the company what precautions they take on behalf of couriers such as bonding and insurance.
Where do I stay when I arrive? You book into a hotel, motel, youth hostel, bed & breakfast inn or with friends and family at your own expense. Once you complete your duties you are on your own and have no need to stay in contact with the air courier company unless you're acting as a courier on the return flight.
Do I have to fly alone? Yes and no. Courier companies usually have just one courier on each flight. But that doesn't mean there is no chance of traveling with a partner. Occasionally you can fly as couriers for different companies on the same day and sometimes on the same airline. Other times, you can arrange to both be couriers on consecutive days. For instance, one of you might fly as a courier to London on Monday, get the hotel and other arrangements in order, and then join up with your partner who flew in from Los Angeles as a courier on Tuesday. Another possibility is that your partner could buy a ticket on the same flight that you're acting on as courier.
Do I serve as a courier on the return trip? Usually. But sometimes just on your flight out.
Do I get to keep my Frequent Flyer Mileage? Yes, except in rare cases.Where do courier flights originate? In MAY 1997, courier flights were operating from the following gateway cities. All flights are roundtrip. Couriers must get to the gateway cities below at their own expense.
NEW YORK-BEIJING--$500: Flight is Sat. Sep 23. 1-90 day stay
American Citizens are required to have a visa for this flight.
NEW YORK-MADRID--$150: Flight is Today, Sep 20. 8 day stay
NEW YORK-DUBLIN--$150: Flight is Today, Sep 20. 8 day stay
NEW YORK-LONDON--$150: Flight is Today, Sep 20. 8 day stay
NEW YORK-MADRID:$159: Flight is Thurs., Sep 21. 8 day stay
NEW YORK-DUBLIN:$159: Flight is Thurs., Sep 21 .8 day stay
NEW YORK-LONDON:$159: Flight is Thurs., Sep 21 .8 day stay
NEW YORK-LONDON:$159: Flight is Thurs., Sep 21 .8 day stay
NEWARK-LONDON:$CALL:Flights are Sep 25,26,27,28,29.
Returns are Sep 26,27, 28 & 29. On Virgin Atlantic Airways.
NEW YORK-RIO DE JANEIRO--$300: Flight is Thurs., Sep. 21. 8 day stay
NEW YORK-BUENOS AIRES--$380: Flight is Sep. 26. 6 day stay
NEW YORK-RIO DE JANEIRO--$380: Flight is Sep. 26. 7 day stay
NEW YORK-SAO PAULO--$400: Flight is Sep. 28. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-HONG KONG--$250: Flight is Sep 20. 7-30 day stay
NEW YORK-HONG KONG--$399: Flights Sep. 26 & 27. 7-30 day stay.
CHICAGO-HONG KONG--$299: Flights Sep. 21 & 24. 7-30 day stay.
CHICAGO-HONG KONG--$250: Flights Sep. 21 & 26. 7-30 day stay.
$100 refundable deposit & $35 first time registration fee
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$100: Flight is Sept. 21. 9 day stay.
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$100: Flight is Sept. 22. 9 day stay.
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$200: Flight is Sept. 24. Return is Oct 1.
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$200: Flight is Sept. 26. Return is Oct 5.
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$200: Flight is Sept. 27. Return is Oct 6.
LOS ANGELES-TOKYO--$200: Flight is Sept. 29. Return is Oct 9.
LOS ANGELES-TAIPEI--$200: Flight is Sep 23. Return is Oct 7.OR
LOS ANGELES-SINGAPORE--$300:Flight is Sep 23. Return is Oct 7.
LOS ANGELES-LONDON--$CALL: Flights Sep 21,24,25,29 & 30.
Returns are Sep 21,24,25,29 & 30. Flights on Virgin Atlantic.
LOS ANGELES-MEXICO--$200: Flight is Sep 21. up to 30 day stay.
MIAMI-LA PAZ--$400:Flights are Sep. 21 & 23. 7-21 day stay.
MIAMI-BUENOS AIRES--$400:Flight is Sep. 21. 7-21 day stay.
MIAMI-GUATEMALA--$150:Flight is Sep. 21. 4-30 day stay
MIAMI-SANTIAGO--$350:Flight is Sep. 28. 4-30 day stay
The following flights are from late August 97
CHICAGO-HONG KONG:-$200:Flight is Sep. 6. Call for staytime.
CHICAGO-HONG KONG:-$475:Flights Sep. 9-13. Call for staytime.
NEW YORK-BRUSSELS-$378: Flight is Aug. 28. 7 day stay.
NEW YORK-MADRID-$428: Flights Aug. 28,30. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-MADRID-$428: Flight is Sep. 2. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-HONG KONG-$250:Flight is Sep. 3. 7-30 day stay.
NEW YORK-HONG KONG-$250:Flight is Sep. 5. 7-30 day stay.
NEW YORK-BUENOS AIRES-$460:Flight is Aug. 30. 9 day stay OR
NEW YORK-SANTIAGO-$460:Flight is Aug. 30. 9 day stay.
NEW YORK-BUENOS AIRES-$460:Flight is Sep. 8. 9 day stay OR
NEW YORK-SANTIAGO-$460:Flight is Sep. 8. 9 day stay.
NEW YORK-MONTEVIDEO-$460:Flight is Sep. 15. 9 day stay.
NEW YORK-BUENOS AIRES-$460:Flight is Sep. 30. 7 day stay OR
NEW YORK-MONTEVIDEO-$460:Flight is Sep. 30. 7 day stay.
NEW YORK-SAO PAULO-$300:Flight is Sep. 1. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-SAO PAULO-$350:Flight is Sep. 6. 13 day stay.
NEW YORK-SAO PAULO-$395:Flight is Sep. 8. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-SAO PAULO-$395:Flight is Sep. 10. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-RIO-$405:Flight is Sep. 4. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-RIO-$405:Flight is Sep. 9. 7 day stay.
NEW YORK-RIO-$405:Flight is Sep. 11. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-CARACAS-$200:Flight is Sep. 6. 14 day stay.
NEW YORK-CARACAS-$200:Flight is Sep. 18. 8 day stay.
NEW YORK-CARACAS-$200:Flight is Sep. 20. 14 day stay.
LOS ANGELES-SINGAPORE-$295-:Flight is Aug. 30. Returns Sep. 11.
LOS ANGELES-SINGAPORE-$395-:Flight is Aug. 31. Returns Sep. 12.
LOS ANGELES-MANILA-$295-:Flight is Aug. 28. Returns Sep. 11.
LOS ANGELES-MANILA-$295-:Flight is Aug. 29. Returns Sep. 12.
LOS ANGELES-MANILA-$295-:Flight is Aug. 30. Returns Sep. 13.
LOS ANGELES-HONG KONG-$295-:Flight is Aug. 30. Returns Sep. 11.
LOS ANGELES-MANILA-$350-:Flight is Aug. 30. 2 week stay.
SAN FRANCISCO-MANILA-$200-:Flight is Aug. 28. Returns Sep. 11.
MIAMI-GUATEMALA-$280:Flights Aug. 26,27,28,29. 4-30 day stay.
MIAMI-QUITO-$250:Flights Sep. 11,15,17,30. 4-30 day stay.
------FOREIGN ORIGINATING COURIER FLIGHTS---------
TORONTO--LONDON-$450:Flight is Friday Sep 22. Return is Oct 6
LONDON-SINGAPORE--Call :Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-PHILADELPHIA--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-LISBON--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-LANARCA--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-DUBAI--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-NEW YORK--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-KUALA LUMPUR--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-HARARE--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
LONDON-BUENOS AIRES--Call:Flight is Sep 20. 1-6 week stay.
A couple of summers ago, I wanted to fly to a new country and I was on a budget. Someone recommended that I check out courier flights. As a result of my research and travels, I flew to Hong Kong, Hawaii, Australia, and Florida for free, earned 50,000 frequent flyer miles, and netted $24 from my flights.
I discovered the following facts about courier companies. They ship goods using commercial airlines, by booking a normal passenger seat on a typical flight. Then they hire a courier by selling the seat at a drastic discount. They fly only to international locations; there are no courier flights within North America.
A courier company can sell an airline seat for a discount, because they make a large profit on the parcel shipping. Their clients use them because goods clear customs quicker when accompanied by a passenger on a commercial flight. You can fly to exotic international locations for less as a courier.
There is no typical courier profile. Many couriers are retired people, but many are young people too. Teachers and students become couriers during their school breaks. Also, couriers can reserve their flights several months in advance or on the same day. People who can travel at the last minute may be able to get courier flights for less than $100 or maybe free.
Some basic rules are that there is only one courier seat per flight, you can only bring carry-on baggage, and you must follow company restrictions. If you wish to fly with someone, they would need to be a regular passenger, use frequent flyer miles, find another courier company with a seat on the same flight, or fly on consecutive days or flights.
You can only bring carry-on baggage, since your check-in space is being used for the company parcel. You can skirt this rule by having another passenger check your baggage or pay the extra piece charge. The courier company will also have a few basic rules that all couriers must abide, such as to be on time, to look presentable, and place a refundable deposit.
At the time I flew, Northwest Airlines had a promotion of 5,000 bonus frequent flyer miles each way for trans-Pacific flights. So, I decided to fly to Hong Kong, since the frequent flyer miles earned on the flight, over 25,000, would give me a free flight in North America.
My flight was $350, which included a stop in Seoul, South Korea on the way to Hong Kong and in Tokyo on the return flight. They accepted Mastercard/Visa and required a $500 deposit, which they returned a couple of weeks after the completion of the trip.
After confirming my reservation through their travel agent, I was able to call the airline to verify my reservation and request a seat assignment. Calling the airline, along with using a credit card, really helped ease my fears about the legitimacy of the operation.
I arrived at the airport three hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight, as required by the instructions. My instructions also included checking in at a specific Northwest Airlines counter. The agent checked my passport, verified my seat assignment, and told me that someone would show up soon. I waited about 20 minutes until my courier contact appeared.
The courier contact gave me a manila envelope that included the shipment manifest and name tags for me to wear in Seoul and Hong Kong, so that their representatives could easily identify me. In Seoul, I unloaded the seven boxes that I "accompanied" and tried to clear them through customs. Customs did not clear them, but I found out that that is the usual procedure.
The courier in Seoul took the manifest, then drove and checked me into a downtown hotel. The courier company paid for the hotel in Seoul. I converted $20 and had dinner close to the hotel. The next day, I took a taxi to the airport, flew to Hong Kong, and met another company representative. He told me to call their office two days before my return flight.
When I called eight days later, they told me to be at the Northwest Airlines information counter 2 1/2 hours before my return flight. That representative collected the departure tax (about $20), my passport and ticket, and checked me in. He told me that he had no documents for me to give to the courier company, so I had no responsibilities for the return trip.
The Tokyo to Los Angeles flight was overbooked and I volunteered to be bumped. In exchange for taking a later flight, I received a check for $400, a $600 travel voucher, and dinner at the Tokyo airport. Northwest could not put me on one of their flights that day, so they put me on a half empty Singapore Airlines flight.
The following summer, I flew to Hawaii and Australia for $26, using the $600 travel voucher. The flight to Hawaii was overbooked and I got bumped. This time I only got a free domestic ticket, which I used to go to Florida the following fall, and a flight on a half empty Delta plane. I unsuccessfully tried changing my return flight from Australia to another overbooked plane.
I spent $376 ($350 for the courier trip and $26 for the Australia trip) and received $400 (from the Tokyo to Los Angeles leg). This is how I netted $24 from my flights. In addition, I earned frequent flyer miles for all except the Florida flight. In total, I received over 40,000 Northwest frequent flyer miles and 10,000 miles for the Singapore and Delta Airlines flights.
Field Reports From Other Airline Couriers
This page has in the trenches reports from couriers all over the world about their flights and their travels while abroad. Highly recommended site to give you a feel for what it's actually like to fly as a courier. The couriers give lots of tips on where to stay and where to eat.
Air Courier Directory New York Courier Travel Service 800-922-2359, 516-791-4600, 718-244-0101 or phone (718) COURIER for last minute, "hot line" availabilities. World-wide but mainly to Europe. Some to Asia. One week stays. No fee. Hours 9:30 - 5:00 weekdays. Discount Travel International (DTI) 169 West 81st Street New York, NY 10023 (212) 362-3636 (212) 362-3236 (Fax) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo No Annual fee. DTI books couriers out of Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles East-West Express 149-35 177th Street Jamaica, NY 11434 (718) 656-6246 (718) 656-6247 (Fax) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo Call at least 2 months in advance to book. Halbart Express 147-05 176th Street Jamaica, NY 11434 (718) 656-8279 (718) 656-8189 (718) 244-0559 (Fax) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo Flexible stay of from 7 to 21 or 28 days. Call three to six weeks in advance to book. Jupiter Air, Ltd. (MICOM America, Inc.) Building #14 JFK International Airport Jamaica, NY 11430 (718) 656-6050 (718) 656-7263 (Fax) New York to Hong Kong and Singapore (requires an overnight stay in Tokyo, they pay for the hotel) If you're going to Singapore, must return on a Monday or Wednesday. $35 one-year membership fee, valid for travel from any of Jupiter's U.S. locations. Now Voyager 74 Varick Street, Suite 307 New York, NY 10013 (212) 431-1616 (212) 334-5243 (Fax) 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Recorded information about flight availability, fares, and policies and procedures 24 hours a day. Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Tokyo $50 annual registration fee. Now Voyager is a broker offering courier and non-courier flights. Denver Air Courier Association 191 University Boulevard, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80206 (303) 279-3600 (303) 278-1293 (Fax) Excellent courier broker, offers Air Courier Operations Manual, Courier Hotline, world-wide courier schedules, and newsletter. $30 lifetime membership fee. Annual dues of $28. Los Angeles Courier Flights International 12860 Beach Boulevard, Suite G#403 Stanton, CA 90680 (714) 539-3807 $59 a year membership fee. A courier broker. Call for brochure. International Bonded Couriers (IBC-Pacific) 1595 East El Segundo Boulevard El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 607-0125 (310) 607-0126 (Fax) Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo Call between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST, Tuesday through Friday and request a packet of information about their policies and procedures. Johnny Air Cargo 203 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 386-7080/7263 (213) 386-7277 (Fax) Filipino-owned cargo service offers flights to Manila three or four times a week on Korean Airlines. Jupiter Air, Ltd. (MICOM America, Inc.) 6733 Sepulveda Boulevard Suite 170 Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 670-5123 (310) 649-2771 (Fax) Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore. $35 one-year membership fee, valid for travel from any of Jupiter's U.S. locations. $200 return-guarantee deposit required for all flights. Length of stay 7-30 days. Reserve 2-3 months in advance. Polo Express (310) 410-6822 Flights to Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Bangkok. No deposit, no fee. Two week minimum stay, except in Australia (3 weeks). Reserve 6 weeks to 3 months in advance. World Travel and Tours (213) 384-1000 Korea San Francisco International Bonded Couriers (IBC-Pacific) 1595 East El Segundo Boulevard El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 607-0125 (310) 607-0126 (Fax) Flights to Bangkok from San Francisco, booked through IBC's Los Angeles office. (See entry under Los Angeles) Jupiter Air, Ltd. (MICOM America, Inc.) 90 South Spruce Avenue, Suite I South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 872-0845 (415) 871-4975 (Fax) Bangkok, Manila, Singapore. (See entry under Los Angeles) Piece of Mind 639 Bush Street, Suite 25 San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 956-8425 (phone and Fax) Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore. All departures are from Los Angeles. Polo Express 811 Grandview Dr. South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 742-9613 For information send SASE. (See entry under Los Angeles) TNT San Francisco (415) 692-9600 Hong Kong. Call afternoons only. UTL Travel 320 Corey Way South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 583-5074 (415) 583-8122 (Fax) Represents several courier companies that fly between San Francisco and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, and Singapore. $100 return-guarantee deposit required for all flights. Canada F.B. On-Board Courier Service (Vancouver) 4871 Miller Road, Suite 107E Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1K8 (604 278-1266 (604) 278-5367 (Fax) Hong Kong from Vancouver or Toronto. Some books about flying as a courier include: o The Air Courier's Handbook, $9.95 Big City Books, PO Box 19667, Sacramento, CA 95819 o The Courier Air Travel Handbook, 1993, $7.95. Mark I. Field, Thunderbird Press, 5930-10 W. Greenway Road, Suite 112B Glendale, Arizona 85306 USA o A Simple Guide to Courier Travel, $15.95 1-800-344-9375 Guide Books, PO Box 2394, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 o The Insiders Guide To Air Courier Bargains 1-800-356-9315. $14.95 + $2 p&h. Kelly Monaghan. Inwood Training Publications, Box 438, New York, NY 10034. o The Air Courier Guide Handbook, 5.99 pounds sterling John Walker Books, 160 Cromwell Road, LONDON SW5 0TL o Directory of Freelance On Board Couriers, $9.95 Canadian. The Inside Track Travel Group, British Columbia, 604-684-6715. Newsletters: o Travel Unlimited, $25/year, 12 issues (8 pages each issue) Attn: Steve Lantos, PO Box 1058, Allston, MA 02134-1058 SteveL2555@aol.com o International Association of Air Travel Couriers $35 registration fee, gets you six copies of the Shoestring Traveler newsletter and six issues of the Air Courier Bulletin directory. Run by Bill Bates. International Association of Air Travel Couriers International Features PO Box 1349 Lake Worth, FL 33460 Tel: 407-582-8320 (Street address is 8 South "J" Street, Suite 3, Lake Worth.) Courier Agencies in New York: Able Travel and Tours 212-779-8530 Paris, London Air Facilities 718-712-0630 South America ACC 212-983-0855, 800-983-0856 Courier Network 212-691-9860 Israel Courier Travel Service 516-763-6898, 516-374-2261 (fax) 516-374-2299, 212-836-1989 718-244-0101, 718-COURIER Worldwide, but mainly to Europe. Some to Middle East, Asia, and South/Central America. 1 week stays. No fee. Hours 09:30-17:00 weekdays. Discount Travel International (DTI) 212-362-8113/3636 212-655-5151 To Mexico, South America, Asia, and Eastern and Western Europe. 169 W. 81st Street, New York, NY 10024 East-West Express 516-561-2360 To Singapore, Asia, and Australia. Halbart Express 718-656-8189/8279 New York to Europe only. or 718-995-7019 10am-3pm only 147-05 176th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. IBC 718-262-8058. Jupiter Air 718-341-2095, 718-656-6050 New York to Hong Kong and Singapore. Now Voyager, Inc. 212-431-1616 74 Varick Street, Suite #307, New York, NY 10013. Europe. Call between 10:00-16:30 M-F, 12-4:30 Sa, recorded message other times. Charges $50 registration fee. Major cities in US, routed through NY. Payment via certified check, money order, or credit cards (3% processing fee). Tickets are on standby. FedEx's the tickets to your address. You courier both ways. Rush Courier 718-439-9043 Puerto Rico World Courier 718-978-9400, 718-978-9552/9408 800-221-6600 9am-noon only. Requires personal interview in New York. Does not fly to Paris. Flies mostly to Europe and Mexico. Courier Agencies in Miami: A-1 International 305-594-1184 To Venezuela Air Facilities 305-477-8300 DTI 305-538-1616 Halbart 407-483-8832,305-593-0260 To Europe. IMS Courier Service 305-771-7545 To Jamaica Line Haul Services 305-477-0651 To Latin America, Central and South America Martillo Express 305-681-6979 Trans Air Systems 305-592-1771 To Central and South America Travel Courier 718-738-9000 Courier Agencies in Chicago: TNT Chicago 312-453-7300 (area code 708?) To Mexico and London. [doesn't seem to exist anymore?] Courier Agencies in LA: City Link 213-410-9063 [doesn't seem to exist anymore?] Crossroads International 213-643-8600 3pm-5:30 pm [doesn't seem to exist anymore?] IBC Pacific 310-607-0125, 415-697-5985 9am-4pm T-F. Asia, Australia. Jupiter Air 310-670-5123 Flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea (Seoul). $200 deposit required for all flights. $35/year membership required . Max stay 30 days, one-week minimum for Seoul. Reserve 2-3 months in advance. Midnight Express 310-673-1100 Flies only to London. Polo Express 310-410-6822 Flights to Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, and Bangkok. No deposit, no fee. 2-week stay, except in Australia (3-weeks). Reserve 6 weeks to 3 months in advance. SOS Intl Courier 310-649-6640 Mexico Way to Go 213-466-1126/1166 6679 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 Flights to Far East (Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore), with some flights to Mexico and London. $75/year membership fee. San Francisco office 415-292-7801; San Diego office 619-224-0252. World Travel & Tours 213-384-1000 Korea Courier Agencies in San Francisco: Gateway Express 415-344-7833 111 Anza Blvd. #418 Burlingame, CA 94010 Jupiter Air 415-872-0845, 415-872-6506 Flights to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Manila. Polo Express 415-742-9613 Flights to Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, and Bangkok. No deposit, no fee. 2-week stay, except in Australia (3-weeks). Reserve 6 weeks to 3 months in advance. For info send SASE to Polo Express, 811 Grandview Dr., South San Francisco, CA 94080. TNT San Fransisco 415-692-9600 Call afternoons only. Hong Kong. UTL Travel 415-583-5074 Flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Manila. Way To Go 415-292-7801 Asia, London, Mexico Bahrain: Line Haul Express (0973)-258-700 Buenos Aires: Air Facility (1)-3220-7720 Canada: F.B. On Board Couriers (Montreal) 514-633-2677 Courier travel to London, England. Call 9am-Noon EST for info. Located in Montreal but also serves Toronto. F.B. On Board Couriers (Toronto) 416-675-1820 Cargo only. F.B. On Board Couriers (Vancouver) 604-278-1266 Courier travel to Hong Kong from Vancouver. Jet Services 514-331-7470 Paris Germany: Line Haul +49 69 69793260 Located in Frankfurt/Main. Flights to Hong Kong, Sydney, and possibly other destinations. Hong Kong: Bridges Worldwide (03)-305-1413 London, Sydney, US, Asia Great Bird Courier (03)-332-1311 Honolulu, Tokyo, Taipei Intl Courier Travel (03)-718-1332 Jupiter Air (05)-735-1886, (05)-735-1946 Asia, US, Sydney JNE (03)-736-8678 Bangkok Line Haul Express (03)-735-2167, (03)-735-2163 London, Asia, Vancouver Polo Express (03)-303-1286, (03)-303-1287 Asia, LA, Sydney Wholepoint (03)-718-0333 London: Courier Travel Service (0181)-844-2626, (0171)-351-0300 F.B. On Board Courier (0175)-368-0280 Canada Line Haul Express (0181)-759-5969 Paris: To New York Halbart Express (01)-45873230 Jet Services (01)-48626222 Rio de Janiero: Air Facility (021)-252-9597 Seoul: Jupiter Air (02)-655-6024 Sydney, Australia: Courier Travel Service (02)-698-3753 Intl Courier Travel (02)-317-3193 London Jupiter Air (02)-317-2113, (02)-317-2230 London, Asia, Auckland Polo Express (02)-693-5866 Los Angeles, Auckland Taipei: Jupiter Air (02)-551-2198 Line Haul Express (02)-731-5367 Tokyo: Line Haul Express (03)-376-98354
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