bike bok at munich airport
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 6:32 PM Last Post By: Tuzza
Apr 6, 2013 3:00 PM
bike bok at munich airportHi all, we will be flying out of munich airport to lhr and on to oz on QF. Buying bikes in Germany and want to know if we can buy bike boxes at munich airport and just pack and go from there. I know that if we can buy the boxes everything else is ok. Appreciate your advise, not only re BA but also other airlines. Dave
Apr 6, 2013 7:04 PM
On the Munich website FAQs, under Hand luggage, bulky lugage and check-in bags there is this:
"6.Do I have to contact my airline in advance about carrying bulky luggage (e.g. a surfboard or bicycle)?
Yes! Please contact your airline in advance."
I've looked at probably 10 pages worth of forums, faqs and everthing you've already looked at and while there have been people asking the question, there doesn't seem to be a current or practical response.
This (from 2012) says you have to use a bike bag:
Also from 2012, a survey from Guardian Uk:
And the BA site says they have to be in a case or bag...
I think you need to talk with BA
Apr 6, 2013 7:11 PM
Apr 6, 2013 10:02 PM
3thanks sfgirl. You see my dilemma, I have contacted my airline BA but they don't seem to know either. All I need to know is...can I buy a box at the ba counter or other at munich airport? BA cant help, munich airport cant help...yet it doesn't seem to be a big ask. Maybe someone out there knows. Cheers, Dave
Apr 6, 2013 11:37 PM
4Never used Munich but what I do know: not the airport but the company sells (IF they sell).
A bike bag or even thinner is always accepted when you take the usual measures about pedals, tyres etc., is my experience.
If you want a box, just get one from the 'local' cycle-shop (for free) but then the transport to the terminal...
Again, as sfgirls syas: it's the company! As an example, KLM and Schiphol
NB. I wanted to check BA for you but they started with the cookie-thing, no thank you.
Apr 6, 2013 11:57 PM
Apr 7, 2013 12:22 AM
6Call Lufthansa shop at the airport and ask if they have a box or if they could order one for you.
Apr 7, 2013 8:26 AM
Apr 10, 2013 6:32 PM
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