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The Airport Ninja's Guide to Airlines.

The Airport Ninja's Guide to Airlines.

Guide to Airline Bicycle Baggage Fees

Current bike case baggage fee policies for domestic airlines.

The Airport Ninja has many tricks up their sleeves.  One of which is knowing each airline's policy when it comes to flying with a bike.  Saving $20 on airline X's ticket isn't worth it when Airline X charges double, triple or quadruple what Airline Y does.  Knowing this beforehand can help aid in choosing the least expensive flight with your bike.

At the end of the day these are each airline's policies but experience has shown that they aren't hard and fast rules. Checking in early, or at a smaller airport, choosing the friendliest looking airport check-in person, being friendly to said airline employee, they all add up.

Below is a list of all the domestic airlines ordered from least expensive to most with regards to their bicycle fees. Scroll to the bottom to see links to their respective pages.

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List of Airline Bicycle Baggage Fee Policies

 

Where we found our info:

Airline Name

Airline Page

Alaska Airlines

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/baggage/special-baggage/traveling-with-sporting-equipment.aspx

Allegiant Airlines

https://www.allegiantair.com/popup/optional-services-fees#baggage

American Airlines

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/specialty-and-sports.jsp#bikes

Delta Airlines

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/special-items.html

Frontier Airlines

https://az832049.vo.msecnd.net/media/2829/specialitems_04_16.pdf

Hawaiian Airlines

http://hawaiianair.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/60

Jetblue

http://www.jetblue.com/travel/baggage/#sporting-equip-bike

Southwest Airlines

https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html

Spirit Airlines

https://customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/202096596-Can-I-bring-my-bicycle-on-my-trip-

United Airlines

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/sports.aspx

Virgin America

http://virginamerica.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/72/

 

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