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General Discussion / Boxed Bike on Delta Airlines
« on: July 11, 2023, 02:20:53 am »
Has anyone flown a boxed bicycle on Delta lately?

Last year I flew Air Canada from Vancouver, BC. The bike shop gave me a generously sized box for my small Co-Motion Ochoco with 650B wheels (I’m 5’2”). The box contained my bike, 2 extra tires, 6 extra tubes, assorted tools, an ancient Trek cargo bag, a small box containing disk brake rotors wrapped in bubble wrap, wrapped pedals and quick releases, etc. It all weighed less than 50 pounds. I had to open the box for inspection at the airport. After determining that I wasn’t taking any contraband, the inspector sealed the box with an incredible amount of tape. I paid $50 + $2.50 tax (Canadian).

This year I’m flying Delta from Vancouver. Has anyone had any hassles from Delta about what is in the box? Originally, I heard Delta was picky about what was in the box, as tourists tended to load panniers, clothing, etc. in the bike box. Delta and some other airlines made them take the extra stuff out of the bike box and pay for an extra box.

Here are Delta’s policies about sporting equipment/bicycles: 
I don’t see anything about what exactly can be in the box as long as it weighs less than 50 pounds and is less than 115 linear inches (292cm length + width+ height). If it weighs 50-100 pounds, you’ll pay overweight fees.

Has anyone had any recent experience with Delta and were there any problems?

General Discussion / Air Tags
« on: July 11, 2023, 02:14:48 am »
A search for “Air Tags” didn’t turn up anything in the forum so I thought I would add this information. I bought a set of four Air Tags. I bought one of these,  . Elevation Lab TagVault Bike V2 - The Waterproof AirTag Bike Mount | Titanium Security Screws | Hidden Under Bottle Cage, Anti-Theft, Elevation Lab TagVault Bike V2 - The Waterproof AirTag Bike Mount | Titanium Security Screws | Hidden Under Bottle Cage, Anti-Theft : Electronics

I put an Air Tag in the “vault,” and attached it with the titanium water bottle screws. This way I would know where my bike was if the airline “lost” it. I also placed Air Tags in my suitcase, carry-on (which ended up being taken away at the gate), and my personal item. As it turned out the Air Tag on the bike was most useful for the return trip.

The original plan was for my fellow rider to put our bikes in his van, the sag wagon, and haul them back to Salt Lake City. His next-door neighbor died and he had to speak at his funeral. So, he parked his van in secure storage in New Orleans, flew to SLC, spoke at the funeral, flew back to N.O., and drove back to SLC. Thanks to the Air Tag, I knew exactly where my bike was.

I was a bit puzzled when it seemed stuck at the bike shop in SLC. Since I knew where it was, I called the shop and asked why it was taking so long. The bike shop employee said both of their mechanics had been sick in the hospital. But the bike was now all packed up and she was about to take it to FedEx. She sent it on second-day air, so it cost $200. Ouch!

I left the Air Tag Vault on my bike in case of theft. I’ll replace the battery before this trip.

Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Northern Tier Section 1, 2011
« on: July 14, 2011, 09:06:33 pm »
Forwarded Message:

You are subscribed to North Cascades Highway Newsletter for WSDOT. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

Hi all,

In order to get the chip sealing done before winter weather hits the high elevations again, paving is going to start on Monday:

SR 20 (MP148-178) North Cascades Highway Chip Seal
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic through work zones where crews are installing rumble strips on the centerline and fog sealing the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavement repair patches and beginning the chip seal resurfacing.  Paving is starting west of Rainy Pass, working east.  There is transportation through the work zone provided for bicylists.
In this $2.7 million project, Central Washington Asphalt Co. crews are resurfacing 30 miles of highway over Washington and Rainy Passes.  The construction began with several weeks of work bringing guardrail up to current standards. That was followed with pre-level (Hot-Mix-Asphalt) patching of damaged pavement sections.  Chip sealing begins 7/18. Work began June 8 and is scheduled to be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Eric Pierson (509) 667-2870

For you on two wheels - the transportation is a bus pulling an open trailer - the bus for you, the trailer for your bike. (You won't even get tar on your cleats!)


(509) 667-2815

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