Monday, January 02, 2006

Southwest Airlines Improves their Bike Policy

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 website