The Hidden Costs of Flying with your Bicycle

If you and your bicycle are going on holiday this year, best check for any hidden airline costs

Going on holiday should be fun and exciting, the highlight of our year for many of us. With cycling becoming a big part of lives, there’s been a boom in cycling holidays as we just can’t bare to leave the bike at home.

Travelling with your bike can be a nuisance. Not only do you have to figure out how to carefully, and lovingly, pack your bike away, but you also need to consider what the safest way is to transport it.

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Unless you plan to make a road trip of it, flying is the most common alternative option for big trigger for people purchasing bicycle insurance. However, on top of these worries, the hassle and costs of taking a bicycle abroad can be confusing and frustrating. Airline policy on bike transport varies considerably between companies. Some treat your bicycle as luggage, some don’t. Some charge you extra money, some don’t. Some have size and packaging restrictions, some don’t. Knowing this information could have a real impact on which airline you choose to fly with.

Fortunately for us, Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance has released an infographic revealing the differences between airlines when flying with your bicycle to anywhere in the world. Check out the images below for some much needed clarity…


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