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air shipment, US to UK?

Im told that due to our stupid governments new rules, I cant do a fly & ride type transport. They say it will take a week or so once I drop my bike off at the airport in NY, until I can pick it up in London. Is it faster to go thru Canada?
How dare anyone have fun, without a new rule to screw it up.
Maybe I should go by boat?

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Sorry Doug, but I don't understand the trouble with taking a week to ship the bike. I know it is tough to live without your ride but surely you can do a week!

We dropped our bikes off at Air Canada Cargo on a Thursday (in Calgary, Alberta) and the plane flew on Saturday so they had a couple of days to put the bikes on pallets. We picked the bikes up on Monday afternoon in Frankfurt and simply rode out to the autobahn.

I think you can rest assured that a boat will take much longer than a week.

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Im not saying I CANT do it, just dont want to. I will have a week in the UK to kill, dont know anyone, no way to get around, etc.
Cruise ship will take 6 days. Costs more, but it may even out, as when I get to the UK, I can just head out.
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You can spend a week in ONE museum in London.

Here is a thingy on 20!
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/guide/about/museums.html

Get a pass www.londonpass.com

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