Southwest Airlines Improves their Bike Policy
Finally some good news to report!
Southwest Airlines now has the most bike friendly airline policy in the the US, generally airlines charge a minimum of $50 each way to carry your bike, even if it is folder.
"Non-motorized Bicycles, including Bike Friday and Co-Pilot, will be accepted as checked baggage at no additional charge provided the limit of three checked bags is not exceeded; the bicycle is properly packaged; and the box containing the bicycle fits within the 62-inch sizing limit and weighs 50 lbs or under. The handlebars, kickstand, and pedals must be removed and placed inside the box. A $50.00 each-way charge applies to bicycles that don’t meet the above criteria. Bicycles packaged in a cardboard box or soft-sided case will be transported as a conditionally accepted item."
Comparison policies can be found on the bikesontransit.org website