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    Default Flying Easyjet

    Have you had to pay an excess for your bike at the check in?

    I know of lots of people who have.

    If you did, read their "Carrier's Regulations" and claim it back.

    10 Baggage

    (1) Carriage of bicycles:

    The bicycle must be packaged in a bicycle box or bag
    Only one bicycle per bicycle box or bag will be permitted
    No other items can be carried in the bicycle box (i.e. clothing)
    The handlebars must be flush with the frame
    The pedals must be flush against the frame or removed

    Passengers travelling with bicycles are recommended to check-in 2 hours prior to departure. Bicycles are subject to the sports equipment fee and exempt from any excess baggage charges relating to the weight of the bicycle.

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    Tony, you forgot to mention how they tried to pull this on us and were only saved by a blackberry, and the fact we spoke to another guy on the flight and he had paid £40 in excess fees!

    Don't let them do it, it is the damn third party company that operate the check in desks and luggage services. Why it cannot all be handled by Easyjet I don't know!

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    No clothes or other things in the box? So what you might save on the bikebox excess they'll catch you for by needing a kitbag with a week's clothing.
    Rich. Putting the lard into bollard

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    Quote Originally Posted by racyrich View Post
    No clothes or other things in the box? So what you might save on the bikebox excess they'll catch you for by needing a kitbag with a week's clothing.
    One person paid £120 excess, so it's a bit more serious than that, it's day light robbery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorespeed View Post
    One person paid £120 excess, so it's a bit more serious than that, it's day light robbery.

    The joys of a monopoly in a capitalist market.
    Rich. Putting the lard into bollard

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    Quote Originally Posted by racyrich View Post
    The joys of a monopoly in a capitalist market.

    You're missing the point,
    Easyjet say there is no excess to pay, but Menzies, who run the check in desks and baggage handling etc. are charging an excess off their own back.

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    Default Bike Carrige

    Back in 2003, I flew out to Italy with my bike, in a proper bag.
    The check-in would not take it, and made me go to over size baggage, were I was charged £125.
    When landed in Florance, 2 handlers brought my bike to me, as if they were carrying a newborn.
    On the return flight I was again charged, this time £70, with fragile, and handle with care stickers everywhere, but on landing at Gatwick, my bike was just slung onto the carousel.
    Good old British service

    Trev

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