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Taking a bike on Virgin Atlantic

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by peekay76, 14 May 2008.

  1. peekay76

    peekay76 New Member

    Has anyone taken a bike on a Virgin Atlantic flight before?

    I'm going on a work trip to New Hampshire in a couple of weeks and have the weekend free to do some mountain biking. Ideally I'd like to take my own bike and according to the blurb on the Virgin Atlantic website I am allowed to take my bike as sports equipment but I have this inherent fear that I could get to Heathrow and have some sub-clause thrown in my face leaving me unable to travel.

    If anyone has any experiences with this I'd be interested to hear about them.
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I would have thought out of all the carriers they would be the best, but I haven't yet taken anything beyond a folder with them. I'm flying with them on Tuesday, but that's not much use to you as I'm not back for a month...........if I get a chance to ask whilst I'm checking in or, if I see anythin online when I'm checking in electronically I'll give you a shout.
     
  3. Will1962

    Will1962 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I flew with them to Delhi in November and took my Stumpjumper with me (in a bike bag). It was hassle free. I just had to leave the bike with the other over-sized luggage which was then all picked up together.

    There was a CTC group on the same flight, so there must have been a dozen or more bikes on the flight.

    Just make sure you have a print out from their web-site in case you get someone who isn't up to date with their conditions.

    Will
     
  4. peekay76

    peekay76 New Member

    Excellent, thanks for your help. Making sure I print out the bit from the website is a great idea.
     
  5. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    why is your username so similar to mine?
     
  6. peekay76

    peekay76 New Member

    Because my initials are similar to yours and I was born 2 years before you at a guess.