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Air Courier Association

Old Sep 2, 00, 8:40 am
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Air Courier Association

Has anyone registered with and used the flights offered by this association, or the like? Are ff points usually able to be earned on those courier flights? Just curious, as their spin is quite attractive. However, I have not noticed references in these postings, and wonder about flyertalk member experiences.
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Old Sep 2, 00, 10:57 am
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I did a flight with Jupiter/Micom a few years back (NY-London), and their contract specifically stated you did not get frequent flyer miles. I was on a United flight. I knew someone else at the time that was also doing a courier flight, with a different company, and he did get miles for his flights on Northwest.

The United boarding pass I had said "NO MILES" in the place where my frequent flyer number would normally be.

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Old Sep 2, 00, 11:58 am
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On a whim, a friend of mine dropped the $29 with www.aircourier.org, just to see what the deals were really like.

I poured over the whole package he got, and nowhere was there mention of FF miles. So while it's pretty ambiguous, there is a significant amount of stuff that's left up to the particular companies the courier actually does the run with -- there may be different policies and room for negotiation there. But he hasn't tried a run yet, so I don't know what will come of it.
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Old Jul 3, 22, 9:39 pm
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Regular air freight stepped up their game.

Governments still use them, but theyre staffers.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 6:53 am
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I'm the licensed broker for a locally based customs brokerage company that deals mostly with e-commerce. We do some of this type service if needed. Several months back we had to bring a jacket from Canada to New York for a singer to use on a performance. This is not something that is done commonly, since now with the advancement of technology, electronic documents are acceptable instead of originals, but when it comes to actual physical goods, sometimes companies prefer to use internal staffers as mentioned by TravelerMSY
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Old Aug 7, 22, 6:28 am
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I am a professional courier. We do this for a living. Any company trying to do this by offering people just a free ticket is pocketing huge sums of money. I have transported jacket for famous people before. It is actually well paid and not something done on a courtesy basis.
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Old Nov 14, 22, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by waerth View Post
I am a professional courier. We do this for a living. Any company trying to do this by offering people just a free ticket is pocketing huge sums of money. I have transported jacket for famous people before. It is actually well paid and not something done on a courtesy basis.
Im interested in your profession, as Im just about ready to retire. Any advice is very much welcome. Thank you.
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Old Nov 15, 22, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by CosmosHuman View Post
Im interested in your profession, as Im just about ready to retire. Any advice is very much welcome. Thank you.
Based on the two posts above your's, get yourself into the fancy jacket business...
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