This question may have been asked before, but I did not find it in a forum search.
In our new world, catching a flight is turning more and more into an ordeal. Therefore, I try to make flying as simple as possible. It's less stressful on me and I'm sure Trans. Security appreciates it as well.
When traveling with a bike, I've always carried it with me on my flight. Now I'm wondering if it would be more simple to ship it ahead of time when taking a domestic flight. But when I checked the rate tool on the UPS website, I was astounded that the price of shipping my bike one way was nearly double the cost of my airfare to the same destination.
Anyone have any suggestions for shipping bikes domestically at a reasonable cost? I can continue taking it with me on my flights, but I was really hoping to avoid having to cart a bike box around on my flights.