Please forgive me if this subject has been discussed recently, but I need the Forums advise. A few weeks ago, I would not have considered the above folding bikes. However, I would like to share a recent story with y'all. I went from Tampa to Cincinnati, by Delta Airlines, to visit my dad. I wanted to do some morning riding and explore Hyde Park and surrounding areas. Renting a bike, away from the beach, is difficult. The bicycle shop wanted $90 and I would have had to take a cab to and from the bike shop. I decided to take an old Kalkhoff folding bike, circa 1970's. It has a three speed Sturmey Archer with 20" wheels. I contacted Delta, and told them I had a small folding bike, with a soft case, less than 50 pounds.(that was my first mistake) Their customer service agent, checked with her supervisor and said $15 each way. I said ok and took the bike. I even asked the baggage handler, at the curb, if this would work. He said yes. As I was heading to the gate, I was stopped by a Delta supervisor and told, I owed an additional $160. I said I am not going to pay it. She said the only option I had was to take the bike home and fly another day. Doing that would have cost me more money than the $175 fee and the logistics did not work. I asked if I could store it at the airport? She said TSA rules would not allow it. I paid the additional $160. After the flight, I was very fortunate to contact someone, in their customer service department and received a check for $175. I enjoyed riding the bike, borrowed a regular suitcase and stripped the bike, and got it home for $15.00. Now that you have the background, I am interested in the above bikes. I would use it for commuting and some touring. I refuse to pay a fee of $350.00 to take my good bike. I suppose I could retro fit S&S couplers, but the bikes are expensive and to just ride around I might want to consider the above folding bikes. I like both designs and each has pluses and minuses. After all, life is a series of compromises. I am leaning towards the Dahon because I like some of the features and accessories that come standard, however, I really like the travel case and the ability to convert it into a bike trailer from Bike Friday. I do not want to go with less than 20" wheels. If you have any thoughts or other suggestions, I would be very grateful. When I was deciding to purchase a Comotion Americano vs Norwest Tourer, the forum was extremely helpful. Thanks in advance. I think it is disgraceful, that the airlines, are allowed to discriminate against us cyclist and charge such outrageous rates!!!