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air frieghting bike from india to south africa?

Hello,
I am planning to air freighting my bike from Chennai/Bangalore/Mumbai to South Africa in march or April of 2011. I have found only one travel agent who has assured me, he can do it. He has even sent an estimated cost...But, I am wondering if the price is right.

Cost= packing cost + fumigation cost + 70000Rs.(ard 1100 euros).
Has anyone freighted to SA from India?.how was the experience?
Any info at all would be great.

While I am ready to pay if its a genuine price, just that I don't want get ripped off at the start of my first big trip.

Thanks in advance.
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Without the dimensions & weight of your crate, it´s really hard to say, if the price mentioned is okay or not.

But just for reference, I payed around 600 euros total to airlift a DL650 from Chennai to Bangkok 3 years ago. I dont have the exact figures right here, but I would think that the package was about 2,5 cubic meters, and ~300kg. That was a direct flight time of around 3,5 hours (but it went with Malaysia Airlines, so changed plane in Kuala Lumpur).

Btw, you sure that you wont´t need an agent to do the paperwork & clear the customs? That side of things did seem a bit complicated, and I probably couldn´t have done it all by myself (or would´ve spent a couple weeks more in Chennai, I think!!)
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Without the dimensions & weight of your crate, it´s really hard to say, if the price mentioned is okay or not.

But just for reference, I payed around 600 euros total to airlift a DL650 from Chennai to Bangkok 3 years ago. I dont have the exact figures right here, but I would think that the package was about 2,5 cubic meters, and ~300kg. That was a direct flight time of around 3,5 hours (but it went with Malaysia Airlines, so changed plane in Kuala Lumpur).

Btw, you sure that you wont´t need an agent to do the paperwork & clear the customs? That side of things did seem a bit complicated, and I probably couldn´t have done it all by myself (or would´ve spent a couple weeks more in Chennai, I think!!)
Hello Pecha72,
Thanks for sharing the info. And sorry for not replying for a long time.
I think I will need to go through an agent. I think india to south africa should be only a slight increase from what it costed you. By any chance do you remember any of the contact details or agent details?
I am getting to hear that there are only two agents in chennai who are well versed with shipping bikes.
Thanks in advance.
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