RE: [CR]Bikes/frames from England to USA.

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From: "David Toppin" <dave@pelletizer.com>
To: "'Mitch Harris'" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
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Subject: RE: [CR]Bikes/frames from England to USA.
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 17:51:51 -0400
Organization: The Pelletizer Group, Inc.
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cc: 'Classic Rendevous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Let me clarify my last response. I think Mitch is right. It can be checked. I'd doubt if they'd let you carry it on

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-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Mitch Harris Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 2:00 PM To: Waldo Magnuson Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Bikes/frames from England to USA.

Don't think you could get away with it as a check on-- security at Gatwick and Heathrow is very keen about carry ons (although you can carry a gross of bottles from duty free without a glance).

But have your friend pack the bike in a regular bike box taped up and it will probably go on board without any charge. I've never been charged to check a bike flying from Britain to US, and the last time my wife and I also had extra luggage (we'd been in Britain for several months) in addition to the bike boxes. Delta officials in Britain didn't flinch and there was no question of a charge. They even checked them straight to our final destination even though we had a day layover in Atlanta, so I thought I'd have to pay extra charges to re-check them from Atlanta to SLC.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah

On 6/9/07, Waldo Magnuson <magnuson@mac.com> wrote:
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> I've been wondering if a friend flying from London to the U.S. could
> check a bicycle through as carry-on. Some of the new bike boxes are
> as small as a garment bag. Is such a method do-able?
> Skip Magnuson
> Spokane, WA
> USA
>
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