International excess baggage-->Cash?
November 22, 2007 3:20 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to make some money with my excess baggage allowance on my routine international flights?

I fly LAX-VIE and back about 4 times a year. I have ~100-150 lbs baggage allowance each way. Is there any way to turn that into cash? (Particularly the VIE-LAX leg, since I really don't take home much stuff)
posted by anonymoose to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
Wouldn't security be an issue?
posted by divabat at 4:00 AM on November 22, 2007

Customs would also be an issue, depending on how legit you intend this to be. Your allowances would be smallish, presumably. I was thinking about things like wine and eaux de vie (eaux de VIE?). The Austrians are making some pretty high-end stuff that doesn't get a lot of exposure overseas.

Otherwise, apart from perishable foodie items, it's tough to imagine a long list of items that are more available or cheaper in VIE than they are in LAX.
posted by sagwalla at 5:07 AM on November 22, 2007

My father used to fly as a courier, he would get free flights to places if he took no luggage.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:29 AM on November 22, 2007

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