Editors note: We think the airlines might have an issue with this plus there could be security concerns as well. User beware.
A new app called Airmule has a compelling premise for travelers who want to jet off without the price tag: free or almost-free international flights, in exchange for one small favor. According to the company, all you have to do is agree to use part of your luggage allowance to transport someone else’s stuff, such as time-sensitive documents and small packages with legal contents.
“We are crowd-sourcing travelers to act as couriers,” says Rory Felton, the company’s founder and chief operating officer. “We are on a mission to enable anyone to travel the world for free.“
The potential discount is significant. International airfares now average around $1250, says Felton, and the fees for couriers who transport shipments can earn between $250 and $500 per one-way flight. This means that some travelers on cheaper routes could have all of their airfare cost covered, while others on pricier flights would still save a sizable amount.
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