Yes and No. If you can get the box under 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and under 50lb, it can fly as luggage. Otherwise, it`s $50. S&S couplers or the like are generally required to get things under 62 inches.GrayBeard Pirate said:What a scam! Do Bike Carriers Fly free at Southwest like bags do?
Me too. I used a Trico case with my XL-sized Fisher Caliber full suspension and it barely fit. I deflated the tubes, took the fork out and the rear derailleur off. I shipped it Fedex because it was cheaper and easier than the airlines.bdombrow said:The airlines require you to deflate the tires no matter what (might be a regulation). This is why I don't run tubeless on my travel bikes.
It's been a requirement since at least 2000. Turning your handlebars and removing your pedals are also requirements. I usually chuckled a little bit at the last two. How else would I get my bike in the box? I think I've forgotten to deflate the tires a few times and nothing happend.jeffreyjhsu said:I've flown bikes many times and never had to deflate my tires. Is that something new? Like since last year?