US Airways Dividend Miles - Bicycles on US Express
Jun 9, 12, 2:34 pm
I'm heading down from Boston to the Cape to see my parents tomorrow and would like to get my old 10 speed road bicycle out of the shed and bring it back to Binghamton with me. I know you can check bikes for $200, or as your first or second checked bag if under 62 linear inches... here's what I can't seem to find on the website: can you still check a bike if one of your legs is on a USX tubroprop?
Yes you can still check it however it would be advised just to send it fedex.
I've used ShipBikes.com to send bikes. It works well. You buy a box (wither the reusable AirCaddy or the one-time eBike Shipper), buy a pre-paid shipping label, and then bring it to FedEx or have them come to it.
The eBike Shipper box is $53, but requires you to do more disassembly of the bike (including removing the pedals). Shipping it costs another $50-ish.
The $125 AirCaddy is triangular and has room for more components to stay attached. Shipping it another $100-ish. Doing the math, it only makes economic sense to go the AirCaddy route if you plan to ship a bike at last three times.
Jun 10, 12, 2:56 pm
I actually measured the bike and the length alone is over 62 inches - so the $200 fee would definitely apply. I think I'll be taking a trip (by car) back with Mrs. Thomwithanh in a few weeks, and I can just throw it in the back of the station wagon.