Airline travel fees are increasing. Anything beyond assuring you might get a seat on a plane costs more; the location of the seat, your chance of getting a bit of food, how much you can carry on the plane, the taxes charged for landing in different cities. and how much you can have stored down in the cargo hold.
Of course It's the only way the airlines can contain their blossoming costs but all you want to do is travel somewhere warm and sunny and ride your bicycle for a few days. And control your costs.
On a recent trip to Italy, the charge for getting a hard case containing a regular sized bicycle back to the US was an additional US $170. That money could have been spent on a lot of nice Italian food.
Consult this list of fees that airlines, railroads and shipping companies charge becomes an important part of your travel planning.
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