Talk:Air courier

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(WT-en) Andrew wondered how others felt about vfd'ing this page. To me, it qualifies quite well as another way of seeing travel, and I would have no objections at all to keeping it and developing it into a useful page, although it's obviously pretty limited as it stands. -- (WT-en) Bill-on-the-Hill 21:43, 24 May 2006 (EDT)

This page needs some more info that I could not provide. someone who has used this method of travel should really write on it. I have not, i have only read about it and saw it in eurotrip. and also plan on using it traveling next summer. --brian (the one who originally posted it... btw what's VDFing?)
I VFD'd, because I thought we had an travel topic article that covered this, but I was wrong. I checked Travel topics and I didn't see anything that this could fit into. I guess I would have to vote keep. - (WT-en) Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 21:50, 24 May 2006 (EDT)
P.S. to the user who posted above VFD means we vote on weather to keep or delete the article. Sorry for jumping the gun.
P.P.S. To the user who created this how about creating an user name/account?


(WT-en) Brian hey, i made an account

Links to information[edit]

*www.courier.org [http://www.courier.org/] - quick scan looks like valuable info *www.plantetickets.com [http://www.planetickets.com/air_courier.htm]

Both of the above links are now broken.

A few news which say this is dying or no longer worth doing:

Basically, fewer document shipments hand-carried because more documents are transmitted on-line, more restrictive security post-9/11, more carriers using their own aircraft for courier parcels, and fares from other competitive sources that mean a ticket "ex- baggage allowance" is really no cheaper. Apparently a few FedEx items are still hand-carried onto commercial flights [1] in certain premium price categories, but it's rare.

In 2013, [2] (with correction [3]) claimed air courier travel to no longer be available in the US, and also attacks the content at discount airlines and consolidators. K7L (talk) 02:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Is this article obsolete?[edit]

Who does this anymore? Very few people and declining, it appears. Is it in the interest of travellers to have an article about this topic anymore? What do you all think? Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:27, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Does this even still exist?[edit]

Does it? Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:44, 17 November 2017 (UTC)