scirocco wrote:polishbiker wrote:Just had a chat with someone i know who works for flightcentre, she contacted the Emirates airlines and they say they do not accept bicycle boxes hardacse only which makes things difficult but reading the above they dont really care so much?
Anyone else used Emirates and a cardbox?
Just got off the phone to Emirates and asked them if they had any specific requirements with bike packing. Guy checked and gave me the usual spiel that you would expect regarding pedals off, wheel down the sides etc. Asked if there was anything else and he said no. Nothing on their website saying hardcase only.
Polishbiker, can you ask the person who works for Flightcentre to provide a link, a document or a reference to this supposed "hardcases only" rule?
One point to note; when travelling with a bike in a cardboard box to and from Europe in 2010, 2011 and 2012 they did ask me to sign a waiver form each time. Forget the exact details but I think it basically said that they would do "all care no responsibility".
My friend at flightcentre said she called Emirates, not sure who she was dealing with on the phone.
Looks like there would be no issue with having a standard bicycle box, thanks for the above info.
Another good thing is that Emirates allow 2x23 pieces for flights to USA or South America