does anyone know are airlines happy to take bikes inside one of these and if so do they still insist on wheel off and handlebars turned.
can you just get away with wheeling it inside and wheeling it out of the bag the other end at luggage reclaim as it stands. its such a phaff having to do all the mechanical stuff to the bike to ship it to point of tour start? this looks like the answer to my problems if the airline are happy with it
i travel with Air Canada and on the last trip we used the Wiggle
Plastic bag. Air Canada's guide lines. It would be good idea to have a shop take pedals off prior to flying and then put them on hand tight, some can be taken off with allen key multi tool, otherwise slim pedal wrench, handlebars are turned with allen keys, loosening screws and re tightening them. Tyres should be deflated but not flat. I have done 8 trips from Canada to Europe and never had a problem in the plastic bag. I like to arrive at one airport and fly home from another.