Turkish Airlines cycle packaging policies
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 3:47 PM Last Post By: noelbike2
Nov 30, 2012 8:46 AM
Nov 30, 2012 12:53 PM
Dec 2, 2012 1:18 PM
2recently I flew from Istanbul. Arriving at the terminal I wrapped just some cardboard around frame and fragile parts. It was still pushable on wheels and arrived in good shape, though my saddle received some additional scratches, as it was left naked.
Dec 2, 2012 1:57 PM
3Hiya, I flew from Istanbul into Manchester 2 years ago. All I had to do was wrap my bike up in the clingfilm stuff that people wrap their baggage in these days. There was a chap at the airport who provided this service and it cost about 20 euro I think. Also wrapped my panniers in the same stuff.
PS. I rode to the airport and discovered that I had to pass through a security scanner to get into the airport, much to the consternation of the security guards and myself. They caused me some exasperation when they discovered my Swiss Army Knife and Leatherman and wanted to know what they were for, I mean, wasn't it obvious what with the tent, sleeping bag and cooking gear? Anyway, they let me through when I promised to put the items in the hold.
Dec 5, 2012 6:56 AM
4Thank you all for the feedback, it seems to me that it is different on each airport, let's hope that my fellow Hungarians won't suck my blood in Budapest airport...
Also one thing I didnt find on the website: do I pay the bike fee upon checkin, or is there any way that I can do this online when purchasing the ticket?
Dec 6, 2012 3:47 PM
5You only pay such fees at the airport.
I have flown out of Budapest on BA and had no trouble.
Just try to make the package easy to handle and as close to 20-22kg as possible.
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