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a special messenger, esp one carrying diplomatic correspondence
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A monospaced typeface originating from the typewriter that was commonly used for writing letters. It used to be considered by many to be the "appropriate" typeface for business correspondence, but that is no longer the case.

  This is an example of the monospaced
  Courier font.  Each letter occupies
  the same horizontal space.
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John Ferry of the Air Courier Association says a person can book courier travel as much as 60 days in advance and in some cases all you carry is paper work, meaning you don't have to give up your baggage allowance.
Although not yet officially launched, the group includes Shandong Airlines, Wuhan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and China Postal Airlines, an air courier. The group will be known as China Sky Enterprises Group according to Hong Kong Imail.
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The ministry later went on to clarify that "over the last few years, MHA had significantly enhanced the air courier services for CAPFs in all sectors to help the jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and back from home on leave."
These cheap coach seats are made available on popular airlines such as TWA, Air France, and British Airways because "courier companies are in the freight business, not the passenger business," says Kelly Monaghan, author of Air Courier Bargains (The Intrepid Traveler, $14.95; 800-356-9315).
ago Air freight on scheduled flights 0.3 1.8 -2.6 Air freight on chartered flights -1.3 0.1 2.6 Domestic air courier 1.3 4.5 5.3 International air courier 1.3 2.9 3.7
Replying to a supplementary in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour, Chidambaram said the Government is considering the outsourcing of air courier services for paramilitary personnel from Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern sectors as a welfare measure.
To learn more about courier services, check out the excellent Insider's Guide to Air Courier Bargains: How to Travel World-Wide for Next to Nothing by Kelly Monaghan (The Intrepid Traveler, New York, $14.95).
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