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Shipping air freight US to Chile or Brazil

I'm planning to ship my bike air freight to South America ( Chile or Brazil) in November. Any ideas about company, price etc?
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shipping to South America

I am real interested in this link as I am planning on sending my bike to Santiago Jan. 2 2008. I have been striking out finding much for shipping so would sure love to talk to anyone that is interested. Larry
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Shipping to Brazil

Varig offers service from JFK (New York) or Los Angeles to Sao Paulo, Brazil (and onward shipment to major Brazilian cities). My experience from Rio to JFK was very good and cost was about US$1000 - about the same as my airfare. See "Getting There" or http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...eryResults.php

Let us know how you make out - I want to return to Bogota in November.
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Copied and pasted my reply to this thread:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-america-28868

I shipped a 1200 GSA from LA to Santiago in March on LAN for about $2400.
It aint cheap. A bike, because it has or has had fuel, pays the "dangerous good" rate, which is 3 times the regular shipping rate. There is no way around it. I even did the math of how much I would save by chucking my tank, and replacing it with a new one which had never held gas. No go. A used bike, with old tank with 1/2 gl of gas, or with a new "gas-virgin" tank, pays the dangerous good rate. Shipping by sea does not justify the savings, if you factor in time, hassle of port customs, hidden fees, etc.

You can air ship your bike on a pallet, no need to crate. I crated mine and saved on shipping volume, but what I saved on shipping I spent on crating. Not worth it if you have to dissasemble and re-assemble the bike. When getting your air shipment quote, be sure to give as close to the shipping dimensions as possible, for an accurate quote, as you will be charged by volume and weight. I´m sure you know all this already, but just thought I´d mention it.
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Varig offers service from JFK (New York) or Los Angeles to Sao Paulo, Brazil (and onward shipment to major Brazilian cities). My experience from Rio to JFK was very good and cost was about US$1000 - about the same as my airfare. See "Getting There" or http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...eryResults.php

Let us know how you make out - I want to return to Bogota in November.
i am also interested in Bogota in November. Who are you using for shipping?..Varig?
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I'm planning to ship my bike air freight to South America ( Chile or Brazil) in November. Any ideas about company, price etc?
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If there is any way to ship multiple bikes together to make it cheaper, let me know, I'm starting in and around the same place and time.
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Shipping to Chile or Argentina

I can tell you that I have had nothing but frustration in trying to get anyone to help me ship my bike there. I am going to be going there about January 1 2008 and it seems the paperwork from customs is pretty simple. I have copies of it from the US Customs office. I called the office in Miami Fl. and their number is 305-869-2640. They are the office that deals with air frieght and they can fax you the forms. I have talked to Lan Cargo Chile and they tell me that they can do it. It seems that what I will have to do is drive my motorcycle from Minnesota in the winter to Fl. and take it there in person to get it on. Seems strange that in 2007 in the USA that something like this should be this hard. The cost is going to be terrible as well. I would love to hook up with anyone on this and find a way around it so if anyone has help please please contact me.
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