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hi jmo...
im afraid that the link i provided is not gonna work for your return trip..... well, mine neither actually....
a rep on the phone told me that whereas for imports INTO USA they will take 1 crated bike, for exports they only take a full-container-load (4 or 5 bikes). the alternative is air cargo for which they quoted me 1500$.
So... it looks like im shopping for a shipping company for the return trip....
if you come up w/ anything let us know mate!
Ah, thanks for letting me know - I did tap some details into their calculator section, and it came up with a quote of around $1600 for air freight Las Vegas back to London - which to be honest is about the ball park with these current currency values...

The company I've used in the past for shipping US-UK by air is:

The Express Group.

I'm sure they will have an opposite number/agent in the country you are sending from (presumably it is a return trip to the same place?) - I have the details for Manchester Airport in the UK, but not any others...

Looks like I will be getting them to quote again...

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is a Carnet required for the States ?

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You don't need a carnet for North America - however, it is a good idea to include on you letter of authorisation to the shipping agent (they will want one), the approximate value of the motorcycle, together with stating it is a temporary import as a tourist vehicle (to be used personally by yourself), and your expected date of departure from the USA.

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I flew the bike to Vancouver, then returned fro Toronto, in 2002 so prices will have changed in the intervening years but from memory it was about £1500 return for the bike plus my own return ticket. The bike sat in a simple aluminium box and went in the hold of the plane.

My 2006 trip - with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Southampton to Newark and back - cost £547 single - plus my own flight ticket. I would have liked to have sailed with the bike but that wasn't permitted.

No carnet required for the US. Incidentally flying a bike into Canada in 2002 was appreciably cheaper than landing in the US. I don't know the reason for that.

NOTE - a visa is required if your stay in the US is 90 DAYS OR LONGER. I almost got caught out with that one as my last trip last 92 days.
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I used Berklay out of New York to fly my GS from JFK to Heathrow. Would NOT recommend them.
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