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I was told to check back in the beginning of April.

Sure makes it hard to plan in advance. The price for the bike may be fixed, but the price for humans jumps all over the place so getting the timing right makes a big difference.



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Update March 13:

The rep I just spoke to said that the 2019 Fly Your Bike program is now active as of today.

According to him, all cities from 2018 will again be served EXCEPT for Brussels, which is no longer offered. There are no new city destinations being offered. Prices are the same as 2018.

That's the information that was given to me, I don't vouch for its accuracy.
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Fly Your Bike

I am confused (frequently). I want to use this program to ship my bike from Toronto to Bogotá, one way.
I seem to remember some time ago that AC would do this, but when I called them, the person said it was only to/from Europe.
Is there any special person to talk to, or secret password to use to find out about this or am I just S.O.L.?
Maybe this is just for you rich SOB's who can afford it and not for a poor retired teacher who is now a crazy gypsy world traveler of 11 years and only 111 countries (so far).
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Currently, it's only Europe. They're working on other destinations, but that's it for now.

(I talked in person to the guy in charge recently.)
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I am confused (frequently). I want to use this program to ship my bike from Toronto to Bogotá, one way.
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Dont give up.

The program does not necessarely mean the bike cant be shipped.

Send an email to the cargo sales dep. You never know.

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Can anyone comment on which city is easiest to ship into. My first choice is Milan but Munich or Zurich will work as well.
I'm wondering about customs fees and ease to work the officers.
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Some of our clients from Canada and US, that are storing their motorcycles with us in Zagreb/Croatia, shipped to Milan, and all the procedure went smooth. Same was with Zurich.


Didn't knew Munich is on the list, we haven't had anyone starting from there, so can't comment on that.

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Motomon, like you I want to ship my bike to bogota or Lima. I was told some years back that AC shipped to Bogota, but riders had issues not being able to be on time to fly back with their bike to Canada at the date specified.

To avoid this problem AC must consider the migratory status of the motorcycle owner. If the motorcycle owner complies to the migratory requirements to enter the country with a one way ticket with his motorcycle, no hay problema.

I think that AC might be open to ship one way to South America if the rider wont need a return ticket for himself and the motorcycle.
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Can anyone comment on which city is easiest to ship into. My first choice is Milan but Munich or Zurich will work as well.

I'm wondering about customs fees and ease to work the officers.


I did Vancouver to Frankfurt am Main. Very easy and straightforward on both ends. It’s a direct flight. Only Airports with Wide Body Planes will be served as far as I know.




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Motomon, like you I want to ship my bike to bogota or Lima. I was told some years back that AC shipped to Bogota, but riders had issues not being able to be on time to fly back with their bike to Canada at the date specified.

To avoid this problem AC must consider the migratory status of the motorcycle owner. If the motorcycle owner complies to the migratory requirements to enter the country with a one way ticket with his motorcycle, no hay problema.

I think that AC might be open to ship one way to South America if the rider wont need a return ticket for himself and the motorcycle.
Air Canada WILL still ship to south America, unless they stopped over the winter. They just don't offer the fantastic deals that they have to European destinations.

Just last fall I got in touch with them to ask pricing from Calgary, Alberta to Bogota, Lima and Santiago. All were possible, with Bogota being the cheapest. Much more expensive than the European destinations though.
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Air Canada WILL still ship to south America, unless they stopped over the winter. They just don't offer the fantastic deals that they have to European destinations.

Just last fall I got in touch with them to ask pricing from Calgary, Alberta to Bogota, Lima and Santiago. All were possible, with Bogota being the cheapest. Much more expensive than the European destinations though.
True, they're hauling flowers from Bogota to Canada, this is the reason why the price is lower.

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I've just been emailing with a freight forwarder in Milano. The cost will be about 500 Euro.
This is far more than most other countries so I'll be going to Munich instead.
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True, they're hauling flowers from Bogota to Canada, this is the reason why the price is lower.
Exactly. The price is very low on the southbound trip, when the plane's cargo hold is almost empty. Make sure you find out in advance what the price will be on the northbound trip, when you are competing for space with all those flowers.
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I've just been emailing with a freight forwarder in Milano. The cost will be about 500 Euro.
This is far more than most other countries so I'll be going to Munich instead.
u using air canada ? seems like fly your bike program doesnt cover Munich
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Hi has anyone had experience using this service either Canada to China or Visa Versa as I'm planning a trip but want to get to shanghai without too much tough off roady sections as my partner will be on a 750 Vulcan Cruiser and me on a Trophy 900 so keeping to paved roads would be ideal and air freight yes more expensive but keeping us moving is a bonus with limited time away
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