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airline fees
CREATED: 08/19/11 by mtallent REPLIES: 4
mtallent's ravatar mtallent    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 38
airline fees
POSTED: 8/19/11 4:48 PM

Just FYI- us air charges $200 for a bike. Found that out the hard way. Cost more than my plane ticket!

theresaferry1's ravatar theresaferry1    JOINED: 7/4/11    POSTS: 9
RE: airline fees
POSTED: 8/20/11 12:35 PM

I'm trying to figure out how to get my bike out to Des Moines for the Hyvee Tri in 2 weeks. So they charged $200!? Was it in a bike case or a box?

Bonzai charges $100 total for disassembling and reassembling + shipping fees, so was just contemplating taking it on my Delta flight - but looks like their bike fees are just as high....

clcohen's ravatar clcohen    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 99
RE: airline fees
POSTED: 8/20/11 3:25 PM

Just to be clear, that is $200 EACH WAY. If you are planning to travel with your bike, I'd suggest Jet Blue or Southwest.

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
RE: airline fees
POSTED: 8/20/11 8:06 PM

Frontier has no extra charges for bikes (though checked bag fees still apply). If you're flying Delta/USAir/United/American, it may be cheaper to Fedex/UPS your bike to your hotel than ship it on a plane. (or use one of the bike shipping services out there).

piyushdabomb    JOINED: 5/10/10    POSTS: 84
RE: airline fees
POSTED: 8/20/11 8:15 PM

Alaskan charges $75 one way. (...to Canada).

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