[Yak] United Airlines New International Baggage Weight Limits
rsluys at cox.net
Fri Sep 16 17:05:20 CDT 2005
Yes, I would agree with you Alex, I just flew from San Diego to Vancouver,
BC with my BF Pocket Rocket. I packed it in the Samsonite Flite 31" case and
it weighed 49.5 lbs with the the folding rack a couple small bags, and a few
tools, the extra pump, the locking cable and helmet in the case, plus some
extra tubes and "things".
I could have eliminated or redistributed but didn't and it made it, but
On the return I moved everything around and the agent in Vancouver just
lifted one end, said, "oh, that's no problem its less than 50 lbs" and
didn't weigh it -- but you never know.
I guess what all this means is that if you take a bike with you now you
can't buy many souvenirs, maybe that is good thing, who knows?
From: alex wetmore [mailto:alex at phred.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:24 PM
To: Rich Sluys
Cc: yak at bikefriday.com
Subject: Re: [Yak] United Airlines New International Baggage Weight Limits
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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