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Air Canada Cargo Killer Deal

Air Canada Motorcycle Shipment Insane deal!

Just got quoted shipment of my bike from Toronto to Heathrow for $1000 Cdn, all in on a pallet in the belly of a wide body Air Canada. If I was to book my flight the cost would drop to $700!! Two weeks ago I was quoted $3250 for the same flight plus about $400 in fees at either end. You can only book 30 days prior to departure, so get your guaranteed quote for the next year sooner than later. Apparently these prices will be in effect for the rest of 2015, and they will soon be adding more destinations world wide.

The outgoing flights must originate from Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver and go to many European and South America destinations, basically wherever AC flys wide body jets for similar rock bottom prices.

These prices can be booked direct with Air Canada Cargo in Toronto, or through one of their forwarding companies that they deal with regularly. I use Roddy Warriner​ at Motofreight in the UK--a fellow GS rider himself--he will treat you fairly and well. If you are shipping into Canada, see him first as he can get you the same deal and handle all the Dangerous Good papers at that end. He can also help with paperwork from North America destinations. He knows his stuff.
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Is it a one way deal ? I had though about buying a bike in America but if I could fly from London to Canada for that price I'd fly my bike over with me
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Sounds a brilliant deal I must say

Thanks for finding it!
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Yes, inbound to Canada as well, same price in Canadian dollars, but it can only arrive in Canadian hubs. So London to Toronto will again be $1000 for the bike, but even cheaper to $700 if you buy a flight with AC at the same time. They said that this program is going to be running until the end of 2015.
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Bill, you say you can only book 30 days prior to departure but you mention getting your guarantee quote for the next year......????????
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Correct, got the guaranteed price in an emailed quote good for anytime in 2015, but can only book it within 30 days of departure. No deposit required, but it is a guarantee of pricing.
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Others have noticed this offer also:-
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...shipping-80713

I surmise that there will be a lot of Canadian reg plates in Europe this year.
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I've just looked at the conversion rate. A CD is worth just over 50 pence in the UK. Give's an idea of the cost.
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Does anyone have the email address ? Is the size or weight restriction ?
I'm thinking I might take my bmw x challenge over
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Does anyone have the email address ? Is the size or weight restriction ?
Take a look at the other thread on the same subject - the one I linked above.
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Just so all are aware. This program will be a trail for the whole of 2015, to virtually all their wide-body jet locations world wide, any direction. I even got them to guarantee my return price over a year later in 2016 from any of their destinations in Europe (London, Paris, Venice, Rome). They also offer insurance for shipping at $3/$1000 value and this includes all accessories and contents in the panniers as long as they are left open and manifested for customers both ways.

Yes you can also fly out from any of their destinations as long as you arrive in Canada for the same discounted amounts. Prices do vary depending of location obviously.

If you want to speak with their rep in person, they will have a booth at the HU meeting in Ontario in June where you can book as well within 30 day window.

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From Oz to Calgary

Wowsa! Who do I call to get this deal? Thinking of shipping a bike home from Australia!!! 2010 Goldwing.....thanks Joanne
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The programme manager is Pat Mele, but you need to contact her at the Toronto Cargo office, none of the Air Canada cargo offices know much about this, so drop her an email for details:

patricia [[DDOTT]] mele <AATT> aircanada [[DDOTT]] ca
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Flying Air Canada

Hy folks,
have just got the response from Patricia, that they dont offer any transports to or from Canada to Australia at this time.
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My wife and I are new members to HU.
Thanks Stubdetoe for the tip on Air Canada. My wife and I have been planing a trip to New Zealand for the past year and I have dropped a line to Patricia this morning to see if they offer this from Vancouver to New Zealand.I'll post her response.
Depends on where Air Canada fly their wide bodied jets too...

Web interface Where we fly at Air Canada Cargo - aircanadacargo.com

Nothing to New Zealand. Hire/buy a bike there?
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