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Etihad and bicycles

The only way to transport your bicycle with this airline is Etihad Cargo, is this right? Anyone tried?

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Nope. Etihad accepted my bike

Nope. Etihad accepted my bike as normal free luggage on many occasions. I packed it with the special Dutch plastic "fietshoes". With that you still can push your bike around on it's wheels. Just remove the pedals, fix the handlebars in a 90 degree angle and push the saddle down. I have a photo of it on my Mac but cannot upload it. Another prob with our WS site, sorry.

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Etihad and bicycles

Interesting. So your bike had its full length, right?

There is nothing in Etihad´s baggage allowance information about such possibility you experienced . I guess it is an open question left for each airport to interpret.

http://www.etihad.com/en-us/before-you-fly/baggage-information/allowances/

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With bicycles dimensions are

With bicycles dimensions are not relevant any more, only the weight. Even Philippine Airlines have changed their rules. Don't worry. I fly every year to SE Asia, mainly Bangkok and Manila because they are the cheapest destinations if you book 3 months in advance. Only the max. weight differs between 23 and 30 kg.

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Etihad and bicycles

We took two bicycles as part of our luggage allowance  (2 x 23 kg each) for no extra cost at a stop-over flight last month. As described above, pedals removed,  handlebar fixed in a 90 degree angle, then put in a paper bike box with the wheels looking out, so you'd be able to push it. Long discussions at the check in and we had to sign a document stating they're not liable for any damage to the bike, but everything arrived in one piece. 

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I am sitting with an Etihad

I am sitting with an Etihad ticket in my pocket and feel slightly stressed. But your information sounds promising. :-)