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Airfreight - Thailand to Nepal

Hi everyone. Has anybody airfreighted a bike from Bangkok to Katmandu? I will need to do this in about 6 weeks and would welcome any recommendations or warnings. I know people have posted details of doing it in the other direction which is helpful as far as it goes. I am particularly interested to know if there is a reliable agent in Bangkok or whether it is possible to arrange everything - crating, dangerous goods certificate and customs clearance - through an airline. I've heard Thai Airways are a good bet on this route - can anyone confirm this?

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Stephan
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We freighted 3 bikes last month from Bangkok to Katmandu. Had heard all the horror stories and were a touch nervous.
But our agent was really good. Answered all our questions promptly, even the stupid ones.
He is not the cheapest way to go, but for sure, we think the best. A cheaper option is not always a help when your bike is missing or things have been stolen off it.
Our agent was Barry Crawford at East West Air Services.
10/1 Soi Farm Watana,
Rama 4 Road,
Prakhanong, Klongtoey,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
phone (66-2) 712 0130-51
Fax (66-2) 712 0156-59
e mail ewasbkk@ewas.com

The really good thing was that the amount we paid covered everything in Thailand and Nepal. We did not have to pay a cent extra.
An efficient agent, and a nice guy as well.

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