Two good articles written by people who have been there, done that! One is available for $5 from the L.A. Times archives 1.800.788-8804 Mon-Frid 8-5 and the other is in the current issue (May) of Glamour Magazine and written by Elizabeth Fenner. She used IAATC 561.582.8320 and joined for $45 for a year. She received a list of upcoming flights, chose one to Hong Kong for $300 RT. She also had to plunk down a $100 deposit which was refunded upon her return. She said another good deal was NY to London for $150. And no you are not smugglling contraband and you don’t take the shipment thru customs as the reprsentative does that. The goods are usually video tapes to champagne. Its just that shipping it as luggage helps it clear customs much faster than shipping it as cargo. So the courier company uses your luggage allottment. Thus she was able to bring back many souvenirs from Hong Kong on the return trip!