Airmule

Earn money while flying by selling excess luggage allowance.

3.6/5
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Airmule is the world's largest on-board courier platform. Our travelers earn money during their flights by selling most or all of their excess luggage allowance.

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8 Reviews3.6/5

You are solely responsible of what you bring into a country. If this happens to contain illegal items - you're the one going to jail. Doesn't matter how good your screening is - it is never worth the risk.

Pros:

Cheap flights

Cons:

risk of going to jail for drug trafficking

Hi David! Valid concern, however our model prohibits that activity. We're not a platform that allows just anybody to ship through our service. Our shipping providers are those with a high-frequency need for daily/weekly/monthly international express shipping, nearly all of which happen to be in the e-commerce space. The items we receive are typically purchased online by our shipping partners' end users in the US or China.

Very cool idea, and looks like it is well executed based on their Facebook reviews

Pros:

Makes traveling cheaper

Cons:

Wish they were operating in more airports

Would like to see more clearly the differentiation to another operator in the market; Grabr

Pros:

Good looking UI

Cons:

sign-up form has a bug: doesn't allow to proceed if there's a dot between first and last name

Hi Juho! The main differentiation between Airmule and Grabr is simple: the shipper vs. the shopper. We compete with each other in the same sense that a Toyota Prius competes with a Dodge Ram. Sure, a Ram and a Prius are vehicles that a person can purchase and drive, but they have two different target audiences that don't really overlap. Grabr's revenue model relies on the "shopper", i.e. the individual who's shopping for an item on Grabr either because it's too expensive to ship through traditional methods or it's too difficult to find in their local area (think culturally unique items). Users "shop" on Grabr by placing requests for items, then Grabr travelers may then accept these requests and earn a delivery fee for transporting them. We focus on the "shipper." We partner with shipping companies who have high frequency needs for international express shipping. These partners choose to ship with Airmule vs. FedEx, DHL or UPS because of our significantly cheaper cost and quicker delivery times. We then package these shipments from our partners into containers that travelers may courier along their flights and earn money for doing so.

Not sure how it's going to work at scale, as it requires staff at the airports, so can only start with the popular airports first.

Pros:

Good idea

Cons:

I tried signing up but the mobile code was received 30 minutes later

Hoping to see Airmule in O'Hare soon

Pros:

Definitely would love to use

Cons:

Not in Chicago airports :(