bike as luggage on cheapo priceline ticket?



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The Gist

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I have never travelled with my bike before. I am a big fan of
pricelining a cheap tcket whenever I fly as I never need any sort of
special accomodation and don't mind being flexible in regards to
layovers. Anyway, if I priceline my ticket and just show up at the
airport with my bike in a big box will that present a problem? When one
typically flys with their bike do they need to let the airline know
ahead of time for some reason? Obviously, that would be hard with a
priceline ticket as there is no guarentee of airline.
 
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MTBlood

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It's really easy...you don't need to do anything, when you check your
baggage they will charge you an extra 80 bucks or so to take your bike
along. They lost mine last time I flew but it arrived at my doorstep a
few days later.
 
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(Pete Cresswell)

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Per MTBlood:
>It's really easy...you don't need to do anything, when you check your
>baggage they will charge you an extra 80 bucks or so to take your bike
>along.


Can anybody comment on the notion of combining luggage and bike into two
airline-legal containiers? Seems like most people are going to check in two
pieces anyhow and with two containers, beating the 62-inch rule sb a snap.
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PeteCresswell
 
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Ryan Cousineau

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In article <[email protected]>,
"(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Per MTBlood:
> >It's really easy...you don't need to do anything, when you check your
> >baggage they will charge you an extra 80 bucks or so to take your bike
> >along.

>
> Can anybody comment on the notion of combining luggage and bike into two
> airline-legal containiers? Seems like most people are going to check in two
> pieces anyhow and with two containers, beating the 62-inch rule sb a snap.


The problem you always face is the size of the frame. Even if you
removed all the components, fork, seat, etc., most road and hardtail
frames still couldn't be packed into 62" luggage.

Now, what can work is disassembling the rear triangle of a FS bike. the
front half of the frame probably will fit in 62" luggage, and there you
go. If the frame fits, every other part can be made to go in, though
this is something you want to work out well in advance.

The other popular option for domestic trips is UPS.

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Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.wiredcola.com
Verus de parvis; verus de magnis.
 
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(Pete Cresswell)

Guest
Per Ryan Cousineau:
>Now, what can work is disassembling the rear triangle of a FS bike. the
>front half of the frame probably will fit in 62" luggage,

That's where I was going with it...
>
>The other popular option for domestic trips is UPS.

That's what I probably will do anyhow... but UPS wants 62" too.

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PeteCresswell