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Old 06-22-06, 07:19 AM   #1
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Bike boxes in Budapest Airport, help needed

Next 24/06 I am starting a bicycle route in Berlin, ending 9/07 in Budapest. I am taking my bicycle in a box I got from my LBS but have to leave it in Berlin. From Budapest I am taking a flight back to Madrid but Malev-Hungarian Airlines apparently has not bike boxes available in Budapest airport.

As I need and prefer to box my biclycle for the return flight I will much appreciate your help experienced tourers for cases like this. Maybe I can get a box in a local bike shop or in the airport from another airline. Any experience in particular in Hungary?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-22-06, 05:30 PM   #2
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Never been to Budapest. But I've been to lots of airports and most carriers (and check this with YOUR carrier, take bikes in a bag as long as the pedals are removed or turned, the bars are turned and the tyres are deflated.

I never use a box, I just bike to the airport, buy a bag for about $5 and roll it in.

The only time there is damage is when the front wheel turns, so make sure it is fastened straight.
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