Jump to content

Flying with your bike


Lilo
 Share

Which is better??  

4 members have voted

  1. 1. Which is better??

    • Bubble wrap the bike
      0
    • Box
      1
    • Bike box
      2
    • Bike bag
      1


Recommended Posts

Ok, I'm flying with my bike for the first time and is SUPER nervous!!! Just want to know what you guys think is the best way of getting my bike safely in Joburg. All tips/comments/advise would be appreciatedBig%20smile

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 6 months later...

I've done boxing and just walking on(preferred). but haven't flown my bike for 18 months. just let the tyres down a bit(tubeless), and hopefully not explain the whole tyre not going to explode rigmarole again.

 

I'm flying cpt to lanseria this week(kulula), any changes to policy I should know?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it would be very difficult to keep control. Wings would also put extra weight on.

Put it in a carboard box. Old bicycle or flat tv screen box. Put bubbble wrap on. Add extra protection... Best is get a hardcase(bit expeinsive though)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Best is to contact Kulula you are flying with. The last time I flew (with my Mtb) I just deflated the tyres a bit, they (Kulula Lanseria) stuck some "Fragile" stickers all over it for me, and it was wheeled on (no bubblewrap or anything, but it is a Schwinn afterall <_< )

Heard somewhere that the regs regarding bicycles has changed to the tune that it must be boxed. Therefore, best to find out from Airline.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Frail4Life

Hello Lilo

 

First contact your Airline, you must stipulate you are taking Sports equipment (bicycle).

You get additional allowance for the weight.

 

If you just arrive with the bike, they may charge for baggage.

 

Yes the only way is to box the bike.

 

If you have stipulated on your ticket that you are carrying Sports Equipment then you have a stronger case if you need to Claim.

 

Hope this helps.

 

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just roll it on. If you're worried, put some bubble wrap on the bits likely to be scratched.

 

yup - i've done this many times, and never had any issues. just deflate your tyres and you're good to go

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Remember to remove the bombs/ CO2 canisters. If you put it in the box with the bike, you're bike won't go no the plane (even though you might). It can't go with your check-in luggage or hand luggage.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Remember to remove the bombs/ CO2 canisters. If you put it in the box with the bike, you're bike won't go no the plane (even though you might). It can't go with your check-in luggage or hand luggage.

Why?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

<P>Ok, I'm flying with my bike for the first time and is SUPER nervous!!! Just want to know what you guys think is the best way of getting my bike safely in Joburg. All tips/comments/advise would be appreciated<img src="https://assets.bikehub.co.za/legacy_images/smilies/smiley4.gif" height="17" width="17" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Big%20smile" /></P>

 

Just roll it in - have done the Lanseria / CTN loop with Kulula many times - no hassles. Just deflate tyres a bit and remove CO2 canister. Use some bubble rap to be safe.

 

Got a nice SCICON bike bag for my MTB recently from Bruce Reyneke - works very well if you want to be 100% sure – just take wheels off (they have a special compartment and fasten bike to grid structure inside bag. I got the soft bag (Aerocomfort Plus) - there is a hard case as well that looked fantastic but was too pricy for my pocket / bike...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Natalie went flying with her bike, she says it didn't go so well

 

Must have forgotten the bubble wrap smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hi guys

 

Just to make sure, can you take the bike without a bike bag or case on a 1time flight, so you wheel it past check-in to where you board the plane or does it get checked in with your luggage as per normal just with a fragile sticker on?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Settings My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Help Logout