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Old 06-10-10, 06:24 PM   #1
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Delta Airlines

I didn't know where else to post this video that a friend of mine linked to on Facebook. Messed up! Fliers beware.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDgcfPUnXM
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Old 06-10-10, 08:04 PM   #2
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United breaks guitars.
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Old 06-10-10, 08:26 PM   #4
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why is this guy wearing dark black sunglasses inside? Cough! cough! (Doobies!) cough! cough! (Ganja!) cough! cough!
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See now if he was into the real, he would have himself a nice custom steel job with S&S couplers, fitted into a nice hard case that is the max size for carry on, and would have had his bike with him for the entire flight. But seriously, that's just wrong.
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Old 06-10-10, 09:38 PM   #6
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Isn't that a $6,000+ bike?
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This is the number one reason I have a hard side bike container. Too bad this happened, I hope it's insured by someone other than Delta.
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the sunglasses implied that he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, the choice in bike case confirmed it.
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Frankly I would be surpised that the bike came off the conveyer like that and Delta denied a claim. I have had bags destroyed by both Delta and United in the past and all I did was take it to the baggage office immedietly and filed the claim. In both cases I got brand new luggage that was actually better than what was damaged. Their insured why would they fight something so obvious?
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I always thought it was odd that people do something like bike races, you know something they really enjoy, and then claim to be all that about helping people in an impoverished nation. I mean it's great yeah but there is something inherently phony about it. Having said that, Delta sucks. The last Delta Flight I took stalled out on rotation and crashed back down on the runway and skidded off. 240 people almost got killed that day and after waiting 4 hours for the next flight to San Fransisco they wouldn't even give us a freakin free drink. No way am I ever flying Delta again
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Frankly I would be surpised that the bike came off the conveyer like that and Delta denied a claim. I have had bags destroyed by both Delta and United in the past and all I did was take it to the baggage office immedietly and filed the claim. In both cases I got brand new luggage that was actually better than what was damaged. Their insured why would they fight something so obvious?
they make you sign a waiver absolving them of any responsibility for damage to the bike.
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they make you sign a waiver absolving them of any responsibility for damage to the bike.
Seriously? They charge you out the ass and then make you sign a waiver? That right there is reason enough not to fly with them.
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they make you sign a waiver absolving them of any responsibility for damage to the bike.
Did not know that, probably better off using DHL or UPS then or as said get a hard case. But really if you signed a waiver why complain, it was your choice to take the risk.
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one, of many reasons why i chose non full disclosure when i flew with my bike on delta.
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they make you sign a waiver absolving them of any responsibility for damage to the bike.
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Did not know that, probably better off using DHL or UPS then or as said get a hard case. But really if you signed a waiver why complain, it was your choice to take the risk.
I shipped mine, in a hard case, cross-country with UPS over two weeks before I left for the trip. It arrived halfway into my week there. UPS, never again.
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one, of many reasons why i chose non full disclosure when i flew with my bike on delta.
I don't understand...can you please explain?
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This is why you don't tell them what's in the box. The mere mention of "sporting equipment" and they make you sign a waiver.
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I would label it "Veterinary Samples - Dog Poop - Handle With Care". Guaranteed they won't drop it then.
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check in person: what's in the box.

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Seriously? They charge you out the ass and then make you sign a waiver? That right there is reason enough not to fly with them.
Yep and Delta charges $300 each way. For that kind of money, you would think they could provide some insurance.


Video says $200 but I think it is now $300 or maybe that is for international.

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This is the number one reason I have a hard side bike container. Too bad this happened, I hope it's insured by someone other than Delta.
With that kind of damage, I doubt a hard case would have helped. Looks like the bike was crushed.
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I read an article somewhere about this photographer who traveled a lot in the states for work and of course had a lot of sensitive expensive equipment. He discovered that if you travel with a firearm then they take really good care of your equipment and make sure that it is delivered on time. And in most cases airlines consider something as simple as a starter gun a firearm but most states don't so he always caries one now. It's a bit more expensive but things don't get destroyed.
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