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Offline oskie

Shipping Bikes to Alaska
« on: June 02, 2011, 01:01:12 pm »
Anyone have any experience shipping a bike to Alaska using UPS, FedEx, Sports Express or any other carrier?

I’ve shipped bikes numerous times in the lower 48 using FedEx Ground for not much more than $120 but when I checked shipping prices to Anchorage I was getting quotes around $600 round trip.  We’re flying on Delta and they want $200 for each leg so the total bill to send both my wife’s and my bikes would be $800.  That’s better than the $1200 FedEx/UPS wants but I have to think there’s a cheaper alternative.  Anyone have any experience or suggestions?

Offline litespeed

Re: Shipping Bikes to Alaska
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 01:39:51 pm »
I don't know what your time constraints are or where you are starting from but if I were travelling with a sweetie I would seriously consider the coastal ferries. Everyone who has gone on them says they make for the trip of a lifetime.