Can any one Travel on a Freighter ?

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    Petericia
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    Can any one Travel on a Freighter ?


    NTarrant
    Participant

    Back in the 70’s and early 80’s it was possible to travel on some freight sea operators. They used to have a few cabins available. The banana boats were popular. Don’t know now possibly not with containerisation.


    TominScotland
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    Certainly its still possible and quite an interesting alternative to air transport – if you have the time!! Have a look at
    http://thetravelersnotebook.com/how-to/how-to-travel-by-cargo-ship/

    as one route into this world of cargoship travel!!

    Searching on Google generates a range of options…..


    ConstantFlyer1
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    Some cargo aircraft do have a row or two of passenger seats, but they are generally used to transport non-flying crew or airline employees. However, there are also some aircraft that operate in a mixed passenger/freight configuration. I believe KLM still operates some 747s in this way. I flew on one to Korea a few years back. Obviously a good option for relatively thin passenger routes where there is strong cargo demand.


    TominScotland
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    Not quite the same thing as I guess few passengers are aware that they are on a 74M – you don’t sit in the same area as the cargo – at least not on the KL889/890 74Ms I frequently use between AMS and HKG!!

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