Quick post on a new trend in baggage handling and shipping. With increases in airport security and requirements to search every checked and unchecked bag, a fleet of new private baggage delivery companies have sprung up.
The New York Times covered this issue in depth. While it doesn't appear that any of these companies is striking it rich with this business model yet (except old-timers like FedEx and UPS), it does appear to be gaining popularity among travelers. Worth a read. Here are the private baggage couriers mentioned: