[Yak] United Airlines New International Baggage Weight Limits
alex at phred.org
Thu Sep 15 15:23:31 CDT 2005
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Rich Sluys wrote:
> So, with a Friday in one case (35-45 lbs) and then another bag not
> exceeding 50 lbs you should be OK....but it does mean cutting way
> back on souvenirs and all the "fun" stuff.
It is very easy to hit 50lbs with a Bike Friday in a case. The case
that they are currently using (Samsonite FLite 31") weighs 13lbs
empty. The older Oyster 29" weighs about the same. This leaves you
with 37lbs. A NWT usually runs in the 25-30lb range, leaving you
around 10lbs for tools, accessories, and packing materials. I know
that the NWT isn't the lightest bike in their range by far, but it
is probably the most popular.
I'd be very impressed to see a fully packed BF at the 35lb mark.
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