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Old 09-13-18, 08:29 AM
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International airplane without fees and assembling

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Can I actually carry my Tern link D8 with a handbag, checking in at the airport where I travel to China from U.S.A?
The hand bag like this:
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There is a weight and size limit. Bringing your bike to the airline counter like that;
you'll be hit with all kinds of fees. Oversize, bike/sports equipment fee, etc.

With a bit of dissassembly; you might be able to squeeze your bike in a standard luggage:
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You would be subject to oversized bag fees since the length + width + height far exceeds 62". Its not that hard to pack a bike in an airline-standard-sized bag.

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You take the risk of what others have already warned about. Having said that, I know someone who uses that exact method and hasn't had any issues (yet). They just keep the packed weight as low as possible and no one has ever asked what was in the bag or taken a measuring tape to it.
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https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/airporter-mini
https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/airporter
https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/flightsuit
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What the actual Air Carrier's , employees , will do at any time,

is not subject to opinions expressed here..

good luck..
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The Origami case has worked well for me. I would not just put it in a bag both because of Oversize and because of potential damage.
Many suitcases will work but you need to practice taking apart and putting back together. If you don'w ant to lug a case you could get some cardboard and put it in that bag, but I would still break the bike down so you are at least close to suitcase size.
You should strap wrap the case to get it reasonably tight. Stretch wrap is better. Take some also for your return.
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I got a hard case for my road bike, and when I check it in, I claim it is "photographic equipment" to avoid the bike fee. I did this on the advice of an airline employee who was rather embarrassed to charge me $150 to fly with my bike. I had to pay an oversize bag fee, but that was only $50.
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Check the airline policies, every airline is different. And different international destinations might have different policies on some airlines.

It is unclear when you said carry with a handbag, does that mean you wanted to carry the bike onto the plane as carry on luggage?
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Originally Posted by Pinigis View Post
You would be subject to oversized bag fees since the length + width + height far exceeds 62". Its not that hard to pack a bike in an airline-standard-sized bag.

Packing a bike in a suitcase
thanks for your answer, but just don't want to disassemble it because nobody is able to reassemble it right away when it land in foreign frontier.
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Originally Posted by Nightdiver View Post
You take the risk of what others have already warned about. Having said that, I know someone who uses that exact method and hasn't had any issues (yet). They just keep the packed weight as low as possible and no one has ever asked what was in the bag or taken a measuring tape to it.
the weight should not be a prob, the really prob is about the dimension what the airlines restrict, they limit cases within 158cm but mine definitely exceed up to 186cm, which makes it to be a larger luggages fee , what make it worse is the international flight, they would charge it $150 plus a bike fee.
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thanks for your suggestion,
I already had the handbag, so don't need the tern airporter, even though I spend the extra money on the bike cases, it won't meet my need about: no disassembling, minimize cost fee.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Check the airline policies, every airline is different. And different international destinations might have different policies on some airlines.

It is unclear when you said carry with a handbag, does that mean you wanted to carry the bike onto the plane as carry on luggage?
Of course the dimension exceed the carry-on bag even more than regular luggages, so just want have more ideas about minimizing the transporting fee upon the international flight.
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling View Post
I got a hard case for my road bike, and when I check it in, I claim it is "photographic equipment" to avoid the bike fee. I did this on the advice of an airline employee who was rather embarrassed to charge me $150 to fly with my bike. I had to pay an oversize bag fee, but that was only $50.
sounds great but it seemed like u disassembled your bike, it's a great reference, smart try!
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
What the actual Air Carrier's , employees , will do at any time,

is not subject to opinions expressed here..

good luck..
Yep, I presume it may vary a lot between carriers.

There are many things that Non-US carriers are just nicer with, so I wouldn't be surprised if a Chinese carrier would let the bike slide, while a US carrier would not.

Of course, if the OP is flying across the USA, that could still be an issue.
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Yea Horizon , charged for my bike , EUG to Sea Tac, But SAS did not ,

for the 747 to CPH, & on to AMS..
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