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 Post subject: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:29 pm 
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I'm off to Vancouver Island in a short time and was going to take my bike.

I've read that Air Canada (who I am flying with) consider a bike bag as one of my inclusive checked bags and fees only apply if you are checked bags + cycle bag...

Has anybody flown with Air Canada and have experience of taking a bike with them?

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Snap, I'm flying on the 22/8, to Vancouver. I was going to take mine, but decided to hire instead....that's no use to you whatsoever is it? But, when are you there? I'm trying to work in a couple of day passes to take some trails in.

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Ah, a little later than you. I go out at the end of September.

My hotel is at what looks like the start/end of loads of local trails and I contacted the local club who have said somebody will definitely be able to take me out if there isn't a local ride on.

I want it/something there so I can have a ride day but also so that if I wake up early then I can just go for a ride...

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:41 pm 
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At least your be closer to the parts bin for when you break ya bike Dave....

Unless you have a bike bag and very very good travel insurance... I would hire a bike when there...

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:01 pm 
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I was supposed to fly with air Canada on Sunday to Van, just turn up with your bike in a box, max 32kg weight limit, pay £20 each way and thats it.


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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:33 am 
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Taking bike to Morocco in October, Easyjet, I wander how it will pan out. Probably look like a panel beater has had at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:08 am 
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Chat up some scaffolders dave and get that bright yellow tube wrap foam stuff they use for pedestrian areas to pad the frame out

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:22 am 
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"Chat up some scaffolders" - Yeah, that'll go down well ;-)

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 Post subject: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:39 pm 
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Because bike bags are over size they go on last and have to be lifted by two peeps. Wrap your bike in your pads as well. on flights to geneva I've watched my bike being loaded a few times.


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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Apples wrote:
"Chat up some scaffolders" - Yeah, that'll go down well ;-)


throw them some lucazade and marshmallow tea cakes

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:41 am 
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nwmlarge wrote:
Apples wrote:
"Chat up some scaffolders" - Yeah, that'll go down well ;-)


throw them some lucazade and marshmallow tea cakes


Yea and wear ya Lycra when talking to them so they get an idea of what your on about :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:00 am 
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Chatting up scaffolders, while wearing lycra and tempting them with lucozade and marshmallow tea cakes....roger.

So, another EHMTB top tip:

"If you want to fly Air Canada and take your bike, be sure to first chat up some scaffolders, while wearing lycra and tempting them with lucozade and marshmallow tea cakes asking if you can cover your frame in their yellow tube wrap foam stuff"

Anyone would think we're Dutch....yesh!

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:20 am 
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As long as the plan is clear..

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:33 am 
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Crystal

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 Post subject: Re: Air Canada & Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Apples wrote:
Chatting up scaffolders, while wearing lycra and tempting them with lucozade and marshmallow tea cakes....roger.

So, another EHMTB top tip:

"If you want to fly Air Canada and take your bike, be sure to first chat up some scaffolders, while wearing lycra and tempting them with lucozade and marshmallow tea cakes asking if you can cover your frame in their yellow tube wrap foam stuff"

Anyone would think we're Dutch....yesh!


So now all we need to do is get this on the home page so nobody misses it...

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