How does BikeFlights compare with Airline transport?
Modified on: Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 at 1:14 PM
|Airline||How Your Bike is Categorized||Max Size Limit (linear inches = L+W+H)||Max Weight||Standard Bag Fee||Bike Specific Fee|
|Delta||Standard allowance up to 50 lbs and 115 linear inches||115 linear inches||100 lbs||$30||$0|
|American Airlines||Standard allowance up to 50 lbs and 126 linear inches||126 linear inches||70 lbs||$30||$0|
|United||Standard allowance up to 50 lbs and 62 linear inches||115 linear inches||100 lbs||$35 or $45 (depending on class)||$0|
|SouthWest||Standard allowance up to 50 lbs and 62 linear inches||80 linear inches||100 lbs||$0||$0|
|KLM/Air France||Non-standard item||69 x 9 x 40 inches||70 lbs||N/A||Varies by Route ($55-$150)|
|Jetblue||Non-standard item||80 linear inches||100 lbs||N/A||$100|
|Frontier||Non-standard item||109 linear inches||99 lbs||N/A||$75|
|Lufthansa||Specialty item||110 linear inches||70.5 lbs||N/A||$146-$287 (Varies by Route)|
|IAG (including British Airways)||Non-standard item||75 x 37.5 x 25.5 inches||70 lbs||N/A||N/A|
|Airline||Oversize or Overweight Bag Fee||Damage or Loss Coverage||Other Notes||Maximum Liability||Link|
|Delta||$100 @ 51-70 lbs; $200 @ 71-100 lbs||Limited release required for any soft bag||$3,500 standard; $5,000 purchasable||Delta baggage policy|
|American Airlines||$150 @ 50+ lbs||Limited liability for hard sided cases; otherwise no liability||$3,500 standard; $5,000 purchasable||AA baggage policies|
|United||Varies by Route||Zero liability||Bicycle allowance may be suspended during peak seasons.||$3,500 domestic; max $400 internationally||United baggage policies|
|SouthWest||$75 oversize fee or overweight fee (up to 100 lbs)||Limited release required for soft bags and cardboard boxes||$3,500||SouthWest baggage policy|
|KLM/Air France||N/A||Limited release required for bicycles||1,230 euros||KLM/Air France|
|Jetblue||N/A||Soft cases not covered||$3,500 standard; $5,000 purchasable||Jet Blue specialty baggage|
|Frontier||N/A||Limited liability for hard sided cases; otherwise no liability||$3,500 domestic; max $400 internationally||Frontier baggage policy|
|Lufthansa||N/A||Not specified||1,336 euros||Lufthansa specialty policy|
|IAG (including British Airways)||$100 @ 51+ lbs||Not specified||1,230 euros||British airways baggage policy|
- Fees may vary depending on your status with each airline.
- Fees may vary depending on your class of service.
- None of the airlines accept e-bikes.
- Fees as of 3/19/2020 and are subject to change.
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