I'm looking to avoid any additional fees as much as possible. That probably means getting the bike to an acceptable "package" size that can be checked in and safe from standard rough treatment as expected in these situations. If it helps, I'm flying Emirates economy.
Obviously I'm not averse to dissembling the bike but the less pieces the better
Any ideas? I'm wondering if just getting the smallest box that will fit the bike - while folded - and stuffing it with newspapers/bubblewrap is sufficient.
Thanks in advance for any advice.