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Old 04-26-13, 03:54 PM
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Unpacking my bike at destination after flight.

Planning on flying into Tokyo in the not to distant future and naturally taking my Bicycle with me. I have a question for those that have flown their bikes before who have used cardboard boxes to package their bikes, once you got to your destination and setup your bike at the airport what did you do with all your packaging that you no longer needed? Obviously there will be quite a bulk to ditch, but I'm not the kind to just throw it all to the curb and do a runner, I have morals.
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Last time I was in that situation was in the airport at Bellingham, WA. Asked an airport worker where the cardboard recycling dumpster was. Walked my cardboard over to it and thew it in.
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Roll up the box and put it next to to a rubbish bin into which you've already put the other packing materials.

Or leave it intact in the baggage collection area. It will likely be taken by the airport's staff and made available to another cyclist departing the terminal... or disposed of in a skipbin along with all the other rubbish an airport generates.

And if your moral values bug you that much, roll it up, tie it to your bike and take it with you and use it for your return flight (I'm more serious than not -- if your first and last night in the country can be the same hotel/hostel/campground, you may be able to leave the box there for the duration of your tour).
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Unpacking my bike at destination after flight.

If there's no obvious place to dump it, I'd ask any airport worker or at the information desk.
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There's usually cardboard recycling somewhere around.
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Burn it.
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I generally unpack in or near the baggage area at the airport. I always ask an airport, TSA person, or airline baggage employee and the answer has always been to leave it against the wall "over there" and someone will take care of it. I always make sure to leave the boxes wide open or broken down flat so it is obvious that they are empty.
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Originally Posted by kenji666
Burn it.
Next to the recycle bin.
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I just ask the cleaning staff where could I place the box. Different answers at different airports/train station/bus stations etc
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Hey guys, thanks for getting back to me. Yeah I was just wondering how it all pans out really not having been in the situation before. Can't imagine I'll be burning it in the baggage lounge but as long as there are other viable options upon arrival then thats good to know. Cheers.
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Unpacking my bike at destination after flight.

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