Check with your airline ahead of time. But, you can generally expect a $75 charge each way. They may not cover damage or loss. A bad deal. Fed Ex or UPS may be a better deal, it will be insured and delivered to your hotel. I know some folks use Danzas (freight company) for their tandems, they may give you a better rate to Hawaii. I've sent mine through work as we get good UPS rates.
Every time I've shipped mine, I've done it with a card board box from the LBS. Had them pack it once, and show me how to do it. No problems. I've seen shops rent the cases but they were spendy.
Extra - if you have to put it on the plane, you may be able to check with the sky caps, they may take care of it for a $20 tip and avoid the $75. I've played that game once with skis.
Last edited by dirtsqueezer; 06-14-01 at 04:56 PM.