Have you ever started looking at cheap flights for your cycling holiday and been dismayed by the extra cost to take your bicycle... And then opened 12 different tabs on your browser to compare different airlines? Well close those tabs and check this out. The thoughtful people at bike insurers Yellow Jersey Cycle have created this handy infographic so you can see at a glance what the different airline bike costs are... and their maximum weights. We've revised this blog and costs are up-to-date as of March 2018...
As you'll see from the infographic above, it pays to shop around when it comes to choosing an airline to take your bike on! It's also a very good idea to weigh your bike (complete with travel case or bag) to make sure you don't incur any unexpected extra costs.
Bike Bags & Cases
Making sure your bike arrives safely at it's destination is obviously important. How gutting would it be if you arrived in one piece to find that your bike had not?! As we're as helpful as you might expect, we offer EVOC Travel Bag Pro hire from all of our shops! These sturdy cases will give you peace of mind that your bike will travel safe and sound.
Alternatively, we have a range of options if you want to buy rather than hire. Sturdy hardshell bike boxes are great for ultimate protection but tend to weight more... A bike bag is a great alternative, not quite as strong against knocks and drops but much lighter. Whichever option you choose, make sure you take the time to pack your bike properly.
If you've ever taken your bike with you on a plane, let us know how it went in the comments below.