I boxed up my bike and took it to the airport hoping to get final word as to whether my bike (box) was going to be allowed on the plane or not.
Turns out everyone goes home before 9pm. The sign didn’t put my fears to rest….nor did the website…which is somewhat vague regarding bikes. It seems to come down to “if we feel like it”
The dry run was not all for naught. The big lesson is that
- I don’t want lug a 60lbs bike box very far.
- I am going to have to reinforce the hand holds.
After noting the fine print (80 linear inches is the max cut-off) and then re-measuring (8x55x29 = 92 linear inches) then referencing the web site which states that bikes in large boxes will be “conditionally accepted” I decided to call for clarification.
SW service rep “Josette from Albuquerque” took the measurements and confided in her supervisors several times and finally came back with “It won’t be a problem”.
Something tells me I should check the bike about 4 hours early…..just in case I need to repack….