I have lurked here for some time, and greatly appreciate all of the excellent info. Thanks to each and every one of you.
I am planning on sending my much loved R80ST across the Atlantic for a two month trip, and then place it in storage until the Spring when I'll head back for some more fun. I'd love to start my trip in or near Turkey, then drive back to Western Europe.
Does anyone have any experience shipping with Turkish Airlines? Last month, I spoke with a fellow in the cargo department with THY in Chicago, and he quoted an incredibly favorable rate from Chicago to Istanbul. (Less than $500, weight based, including dangerous cargo). Now that I am firming up my plans, I'll be calling him back for some more info. He seemed rather new at THY, but stated he had shipped numerous bikes for El-Al.
Just wondering if anyone has had any other dealings with Turkish Air, or could offer any other experiences in shipping from North America to Turkey or Eastern Europe.