Packing A Bike Box To Fly

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 3, 2013
Photo: Jeffrey J Coleman /

Airline Fees

Remember to factor the airline’s baggage fees before booking your ticket to an upcoming race—it can be a $400 swing. Here is what these major airlines charge to schlep a bike in a Trico Iron Case weighing less than 50 pounds, one way.

Frontier: Free (or $20, depending on ticket type)
Alaska: $50
Southwest: $75
United Airlines: $100
American Airlines: $150
Delta: $150
U.S. Airways: $200

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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