|I had these frequent flyer miles on
Southwest my *wonderful* sister gave to me with a early expiration date - use 'em
or lose 'em. Meanwhile, I was trying to figure out a way to pick up some
E21 Recaros I wanted. Then I thought - what about tossing them on the
plane and bringing them back air freight? Hell I've seen just about
anything come off a baggage claim conveyer belt - why not this?
After landing in Oakland, California I grabbed my Hertz
rental vehicle and headed off to see Sherman Martinez. About 30 minutes
later, I arrived at Sherman's. Here I found two cars to die for: his 1972
3.0 CSi daily driver and his 74 tii Lux restoration project. He had other
2002s there also. Other owners stopped by.
Sherman showed me around the place. I was quite amazed
by his 74tii which looked to be light years away from mine... it was
better than new! Look at the Kugelfisher!
Purchased the parts from Sherman. Got everything into a rental car. In the middle of the
night, found a 24hr Kmart. Inside the night stockers were taking things
out of cardboard boxes - perfect! So I bought a tape measure, some silver
duct tape and walked out with 4 large cardboard boxes.
I proceeded to build some custom shipping containers
with the cardboard
boxes cut into sheets. About 9am, took it to the Oakland Airport and checked it onto Southwest Airlines flight back to KC.
In case you want to do it, SW's rules are no more than 70lbs and nothing
over 70 inches.
reality, it was a simple lesson on how to use some frequent flyer miles to
avoid the high shipping charges by putting your Recaros on a Boeing 737
and flying them home with you. Instant gratification.