Captain - 2nd in Command
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Originally Posted by regomatic
The loophole is the tandem in two cases. Each case is not a bike, it's a weight and dimensionally legal piece of luggage containing only "bicycle parts". If it's size and weight legal, it flies free.
26"x26"x10" I believe is the legal size. I pack my bike in 2 "legal" cases. No issues travelling with the cases on the airline. I also shipped the cases via Fedex - No issues at all.
I have the foam fit system in each case. No room for anything other than the bike itself so I pack racks and paniers in luggage duffel bags.
When touring, if you start and end your trip at the same place, you can organize to leave the bike and luggage bags in storage at the hotel/B&B.
If you purchase "non" legal cases, you run the risk of incurring expensive airline charge at an inconvenient time such as 2 hours before getting on an international flight.
Last edited by djsincla; 01-18-07 at 11:31 PM.