Yeah I think I was about 60 lbs....I had two sets of tires...road and trail. I also threw in my snorkel equipment. I think I paid $60 bucks a few years back....
Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc
The lady who weight it looked really worried and said sorry it is overweight....I will have to charge you $60 bucks....
Then she looked at me and said "You allready knew that right" I go "yup".
I have no idea how Southwest Charges but it must be easy to look up...
I think I paid $300 bucks for it.....It sure feels lighter than my 30lb bike though
^^ Cool, Gotcha! Nice to know you can put that much extra stuff in there. That can make it worth the extra charge.
My girlfriend just flew Southwest with her Canfield One in a hardshell case. I think it weighed somewhere between 70-75 lbs and there was only a $50 charge each way. The boxes are pretty secure and seem to be cheaper and easier than shipping. Try calling some LBS, a lot of them rent them by the week for a reasonable price if you dont want to shell out for a new case.
I got a free box from my local bike shop and boxed my bike up once and just checked it in on Jetblue like it was my first bag, then carried on a duffle bag with my clothes. Didnt cost me anything. You should check when you check in at the counter they might be cool and let you get it in like a checked bag.
Southwest allows the first two checked bags free. They take the bike in lieu of a checked bag. The $50 charge was because the bike box was oversized.
I recently sent a frame USPS for $26 from WV to CA
Originally Posted by edubfromktown
We used BikeFlights.com this summer to ship my kiddos bike to and from his DH/FR camp week at Woodward/Copper. Bike went from Milwaukee to Copper Mtn in CO. At the front end of the trip, arriving at a certain day/time was critical -and we'd procrastinated too long - we did the 2 day option which was a bit pricey ($112), but return just standard shipping ($34). Even then I think it was only 3 business days until we received it.
Packed it in a bike box. We packed ourselves, getting a box from our LBS. As others mentioned, everything was zip tied together. Used some bubble wrap and that thin foam stuff to pad the bike. Maybe went a bit overboard in the protecting the bike.
In our case taking on plane wasn't an option, as he was doing two weeks of camp - second with a snowboard - the amount of gear we were lugging was overwhelming (and would be difficult to fit it all in a rental), so door to door.