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Old 05-25-19, 07:26 PM
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American Airlines Bike Policy...

$30 if not over 62in/50 lbs(I work for AA and Delta).
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Originally Posted by tabl10s View Post
$30 if not over 62in/50 lbs(I work for AA and Delta).
I travel with mine all the time on AA in a <50lbs case that is 26x26x10 (max legal standard baggage).

No fees apply.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...and-sports.jsp
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Old 05-25-19, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
I travel with mine all the time on AA in a <50lbs case that is 26x26x10 (max legal standard baggage).

No fees apply.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...and-sports.jsp
How isis is the bike transported?
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Old 05-25-19, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
I travel with mine all the time on AA in a <50lbs case that is 26x26x10 (max legal standard baggage).

No fees apply.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...and-sports.jsp
Is that a regular bike or a folding bike? If a regular bike, what size bike and what kind of case? I do a fair amount of traveling but haven't sprung for a bike case because of the airline fees.

Thanks
Paul

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Old 05-26-19, 12:15 AM
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Is that a regular bike or a folding bike? If a regular bike, what size bike and what kind of case? I do a fair amount of traveling but haven't sprung for a bike case because of the airline fees.

Thanks
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Ritchey Breakaway.
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The Bikeflights effect? I'll still ship where practical. Save the trouble of lugging the bike to and from the airport.
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The Bikeflights effect? I'll still ship where practical. Save the trouble of lugging the bike to and from the airport.
Shipping with beats flying with any day. The other good thing about shipping ahead is you know the bike is there before you get there. Not so certain the same if you fly with it. And the chances of it not getting there increase with connections. The only problem is you don't have a ride out of the airport.

And of course if it is international travel shipping ahead can be very expensive.

But I am convinced the best way is to go by train. Once I retire and have more time, I doubt I will fly anymore.

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Looks like you get 126 inches. I am glad to see American is stepping up thier game.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...and-sports.jsp
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Shipping with beats flying with any day. The other good thing about shipping ahead is you know the bike is there before you get there. Not so certain the same if you fly with it. And the chances of it not getting there increase with connections. The only problem is you don't have a ride out of the airport.

And of course if it is international travel shipping ahead can be very expensive.

But I am convinced the best way is to go by train. Once I retire and have more time, I doubt I will fly anymore.
As do I.

Pity because I used to love flying, and American was my favorite airline. But since airlines adopted their militant structure, I've opted to spend my hard-earned dollars on a less Nazi-like mode of transportation. The best way to oppose any systems is through the one universal method they all understand -- money.
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But I am convinced the best way is to go by train. Once I retire and have more time, I doubt I will fly anymore.
Old video I've posted before. Kinda on topic?
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As do I.

Pity because I used to love flying, and American was my favorite airline. But since airlines adopted their militant structure, I've opted to spend my hard-earned dollars on a less Nazi-like mode of transportation. The best way to oppose any systems is through the one universal method they all understand -- money.
Well that is assuming you can afford a room. No way would I want to go long distance in coach. But I can afford it now. and once I retire, I will have the time to pad a day on the destination city in case the train arrives late. Another reason I have not taken the train to my tour. But last 2 years I have taken the train back and am doing it again this year.

I plan on touring out of Spokane next year. Bad news is the train schedule sucks in and out of Spokane.
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Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
Ritchey Breakaway.
Doesn't really pertain to the subject, does it?
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Originally Posted by tabl10s View Post
Doesn't really pertain to the subject, does it?
Sure it does. Itís a BIKE.
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case!
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agreed- trains are so nice and easy with bikes. Great in Europe.
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Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
Sure it does. Itís a BIKE.
Agree to disagree.
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