People who would like to do some cycling in far away places will find that it can be expensive to bring their bikes with them. During the past decade, airlines have really jacked up their rates to check in a bicycle as baggage (something which hasn’t happened with golf clubs). Here in Canada, checking in a bike for a round trip will typically add at least $100 to your airfare with Westjet or Air Canada.
The good news is that Frontier Airlines recently announced that they have removed their flat fee for checked bicycles. Moreover, the airline exempts bikes from any oversize fees and includes them in their standard baggage allowance. Frontier Airlines says that this is similar to its current policy for golf clubs.
The bad news is that Frontier Airlines only flies within the United States and Mexico. However, we can hope that Frontier Airlines will be starting a trend that will catch on with other airlines, including those in Canada.