Re: [CR]Bikes from UK to US as airline baggage


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 13:50:26 +0100
From: Martin Appel <martin@team-ware.de>
Organization: RC Concordia 86 =?ISO-8859-1?Q?M=FCnchen?=
To: beandk@rcn.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Bikes from UK to US as airline baggage
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Not from the UK, but i brought my bike to the US from Germany once. The answer is - it depends. In this case, it depends on your airline. Most have a fixed rate for "sports gear" (Skiers, surfers etc. face the same problems). As far as i remember, there weren't any size or weight limits, at least i've never seen the extra luggage being weighed. In my case (i flew Lufthansa) the bike box also didnt count as a piece of luggage, so i was still able to carry the 2 suitcases allowed. I recommend callling the airline!

Martin Appel Munich, Germany

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David Bean schrieb:
> Can anyone offer any recent experience on carrying a boxed frame as baggage
> on a UK-US flight? Extra cost, size limits, etc.
>
> David Bean
> Arlington, MA
> beandk at are-see-enn dot com