Being a sponsored athlete is pretty cool. I always think, poor Roger Federer, it must be so hard getting paid to endorse Moet & Chandon, Rolex, Nike and Mercedes Benz. Can you imagine having to smile every once in a while to receive millions for supporting those dreamy products while simultaneously getting them for free? Tough life! Well, it might not be millions and I all but guarantee it won’t be any of the brands listed above, but you may get your shot nonetheless…

Rejoice passengers, your baggage fees are forever comped, but of course there’s a catch. Orion Travel Tech, want to turn you into a walking billboard. To do so, they aim to ship willing participants two free hard shell bags, one carry on, one checked bag and cover your baggage fees when flying on any commercial airline. You’ll have your bags displaying a big bold advertisement, which you’ll likely be able to interchange when a new sponsor kicks in. Think gigantic stickers. Think of all the “impressions” while waiting in those joyous lines! I know you’re next question, and yes, you can theoretically choose which brands you would accept from quarter to quarter. Can you imagine being a single female traveler with a bag advertising “male enhancement” products? Neither can I. 

I think this is true. I hope this is true. There’s a website, advertising partners and even real working email addresses and a sign up link. If it is indeed true, I think the airport will get so much more interesting. Can you imagine standing in the security line seeing a trail of roller bags advertising everything from car insurance, to booking sites, cars and upcoming movies? In fact, that’s an idea, I’d be pretty psyched to have some 007 James Bond luggage…

HT: Peter Greenberg

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