When I was 19, my best friend and I decided we would spend a few months travelling the east coast of America. We’d fly to New York, then travel down to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, possibly all the way down to the Keys .. and then back up again.
If we stretched our money out, we were hoping we’d last up to 3 months, before having to come back home.
I phoned Larry at his work ‘Great news!’ I said, ‘I’ve found flights to New York for just £70 each.’
‘That’s fantastic!’ he said, ‘who are we flying with?’
‘Well, the flights are with BA, but there’s a catch ..’
‘What’s the catch?’ he interrupted impatiently.
‘We can’t take any luggage!’
‘Why not?’ he said.
‘We’ll be couriers. We book the flights through TNT and they use our baggage allowance for cargo. We just have to hand some documents to a representative and we’re done!...