Restrictions upon travelling with your bicycle are to be relaxed by American Airlines, one of the world’s largest airline operators, who shall no longer be charging additional fees to those wishing to fly with their bike.
As of May 21st, passengers will not be expected to pay the previous $150 one-way cost of checking in their bicycle, previously reserved for the likes of sporting and musical equipment. Instead, the standard $30 fee which customers already pay for checking in a bag which weighs less than 50 pounds will now apply to bicycles too.
Speaking of the change, American Airlines Group commented – “Based on feedback from our customers and American team members, American is eliminating the charge for common oversize sports and music equipment.”
SCICON Sports welcomes the news, which opens the world up to those wishing to explore upon two wheels, making doing so easier than ever before. As cycling’s premier bike bag and case specialist, SCICON Sports is excited for all those who seek to #SeeTheWorld by bike.