United Airlines to charge for bike transport

This came from a bike racing post…. but if you’re touring with your bike you may want to know this….

As of May 5, 2008, United Airlines will start charging $100 to transport a bike one way. This means at $200 to ship a bike both ways, on many cheaper roundtrip flights, it could now be more expensive to ship your bike then yourself.

And don’t even think about the cost of buying/renting a bike transport box, the need to rent a minivan to fit the huge box once your arrive at your race and perhaps the cost of having your bike professionally assembled and/or dissembled. The total cost of just getting your bike to a race and back could easily be as much as $500 per race.

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