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    Senior Member joseph senger's Avatar
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    Air Transat Shipping

    Anyone have any experience shipping with air transat? They say 30$ per segment of flight, which seems pretty good.

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    Member Windrush's Avatar
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    Air Transat Bike Handling

    I have used Air Transat from Toronto on European cycling trips to London, Toulouse and Frankfurt for a total of 5 flights. I just wrap my bicycle in the large plastic bags which they sell at the airport, but they have never charged me. I have found them excellent in handling bikes. Only bad experience was one bicycle (we were a group of 4) damaged flying to London but we made a claim right at the airport and were reimbursed.

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    cyclotourist
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    I flew Transat Calgary to Amsterdam a couple of years ago. They had no plastic bags at the airport and took my bike unbagged but with pedals removed, handlebars turned and tires deflated. When I got to Amsterdam one tube was ruined from being rolled around flat and the rear tire had a bulge, I presume from rubbing against something in the hold.

    Schiphol airport requires that all bicycles leaving be boxed, they sell boxes at the airport-but no tape to seal them with.

    I would make sure I had a bag before hand or possibly box the bike.

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