Checking my bike on United
Hi! I plan to bring my road bike with me Nov 13th-Nov 30 to Ewa Beach and I was wondering if any of you have done this on United Airlines. Their website states their bike policy as:
"Non-motorized bicycle must be prepared for travel by the customer. United does not provide tools. Handlebars must be turned sideways and protruding pedals and accessories must be removed. The bicycle must be contained in a protective/durable case, bag or box."
"Max size/weight: 50 lb/62 linear inches"
"Within U.S./Canada: $85.00 USD"
So ok, I believe my bike is only 18 lbs or so. But what bike on earth other than a folding one or maybe a kids bmx is less than 62 linear inches (lengh + height + depth) in a box? I don't think any normal bike would come in at less than 62. I'm thinking at least 48 + 12 + 24 with the front wheel removed, more if not. Is this just a typo on their part?
Hmm after reading American's policy -- if it's less than 62 linear inches (folding bike?) it's free, and if not, then 115 linear is the max -- it must be a typo!
Anyone know if, in addition to this item as checked baggage -- can I still bring my two normally checked items? I mean I am paying $85 one way for the 3rd item.