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Offline CotyH

Flying international with bicycles
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:55:22 am »
Hi all - sorry if this has been covered already in another post, but I'm working on planning a trip biking from Paris to Rome next fall and trying to gather information on flying with bicycles. Is packing up in cardboard boxes and checking them as luggage an acceptable option? Are there extra fees to be expected?

Thanks so much!
Coty

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Flying international with bicycles
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:31:11 am »
Your best bet is to contact the airline you (might) be flying, and ask them.  Boxing a bike is fairly common, as are extra fees (buckle your seat belt before you look!).  U.S. airlines seem to be in a race to the bottom through consolidation; perhaps European airlines are a few years behind us.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 09:33:36 am by Pat Lamb »

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Flying international with bicycles
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 04:12:45 pm »
Yep. Policies, including fees, vary by airline. Check each web site. If you can start on British Airways you fight get a lower fee. Five years ago I flew to Venice on U.S. Airways. The bike fee was $200 each way.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Flying international with bicycles
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 07:22:55 pm »
Whatever you do, check the bees BEFORE you buy your ticket. Most people don’t.

Offline DaveB

Re: Flying international with bicycles
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 08:29:12 am »
Whatever you do, check the bees BEFORE you buy your ticket. Most people don’t.
Yes, otherwise you might get stung by the cost.  Sorry, couldn't resist ;)