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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.
For which route? That's much cheaper than what Air Canada quoted me to get to Glasgow from Toronto 3 years ago. It ended up costing me about 1000 USD.
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Tyler:

About that $500 - I think he is talking about customs clearance fees at the destination, not about the cost of air shipping the motorcycle.

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They quoted me 1350 € + 63 € local fee for a R1200GSA LC from Frankfurt to Toronto leaving June 2020
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Tyler:

About that $500 - I think he is talking about customs clearance fees at the destination, not about the cost of air shipping the motorcycle.

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Ah I see. That's quite a bit! Customs clearance for me at Glasgow was only £145 upon arrival and took them just one day!
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:dair 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.:beach:
when was this pls
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Before Feb. 2015!

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Any one know when Air Canada might restart their shipping program. With vaccination rates fairly high in both Canada and Europe, you'd think it would be soon. I'm hoping to ship a bike to Europe in November (ideally to Madrid or Lisbon).
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Any one know when Air Canada might restart their shipping program. With vaccination rates fairly high in both Canada and Europe, you'd think it would be soon. I'm hoping to ship a bike to Europe in November (ideally to Madrid or Lisbon).

Don’t hold your breath. Air cargo in general is very hard to come by and price multiples of what it was pre Covid.
BA are just about to furlough all, every single one, of their staff as governments continue to clamp down on travel.


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Good to know. I’d heard that container shipping was backlogged. Might take another year. Will look at renting a bike locally instead

At least travel is restarting. Air Canada will have ‘approved’ flights to Italy starting on July. And Canada just announced vaccinated people don’t need to do the hotel quarantine anymore.

I expect the rules will vary a lot from country to country for the next while. But at least there are now some options


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As of our info, this year is very questionable (not going to happen).

We managed to get one client on the plane in April from Canada to Europe, no combo deal of course.

I am not sure if the volumes will be back up to 2019 levels that they will be into it this/next year.

If you plan to freight in November we will have sea freight in November for US/CAN clients from LA/NY-Hamburg so you can get in touch for a quote over PM or over email: info@lobagola-mototours.com

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Any one know when Air Canada might restart their shipping program.
Likely not until they get their operations (their quantity of flights) back to within 10% of what they were prior to the pandemic.

Air Canada was able to offer the good deals in the past because they had a fair amount of empty cargo space on flights they operated DAILY to many European cities. They are now operating far fewer flights - sometimes only 2 a week to places that they used to serve daily - but the demand for air cargo shipments has not dropped off the same way the demand for passenger seats has.

My guess: MAYBE next year. Certainly not this year.

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Good to know. I’d heard that container shipping was backlogged. Might take another year. Will look at renting a bike locally instead

At least travel is restarting. Air Canada will have ‘approved’ flights to Italy starting on July. And Canada just announced vaccinated people don’t need to do the hotel quarantine anymore.

I expect the rules will vary a lot from country to country for the next while. But at least there are now some options


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Yes the announcement was made but there is a show stopper involved
If you have been vaccinated with what ever Canada is using then you are good to go. If not then you go strait to the Q hotel and not pass Go! People working in different continents need to be aware of this if they want to come home
Sounds like the heath officials are quite bias and Minister Tam needs to find another job Whatever vaccine is good for WHO is not good enough for Canada
I am Pissed I am vaccinated with Cinovac and it is not on the list of approved vaccines approved in Canada
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Issue with some of the other vaccines is they have not published their clinical data. Unclear why the WHO approved them. Maybe they are bending the rules as it’s a pandemic. Normally it’s important to have the data peer reviewed.


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Likely not until they get their operations (their quantity of flights) back to within 10% of what they were prior to the pandemic.

Air Canada was able to offer the good deals in the past because they had a fair amount of empty cargo space on flights they operated DAILY to many European cities. They are now operating far fewer flights - sometimes only 2 a week to places that they used to serve daily - but the demand for air cargo shipments has not dropped off the same way the demand for passenger seats has.

My guess: MAYBE next year. Certainly not this year.

Michael

Makes sense. We can always keep our fingers crossed but I expect your timeline is the most likely


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I am Pissed I am vaccinated with Cinovac and it is not on the list of approved vaccines approved in Canada
Don't interpret that as suggesting that Canada thinks Sinovac is a bad vaccine.

Most likely, it's not on the Canadian approved list because Canada never purchased that vaccine for use in Canada - hence, there was no reason to approve it.

I suspect that as time goes by (meaning, over the coming winter) and large amounts of trustworthy data become available on the efficacy of various vaccines, countries will ACCEPT vaccination certificates for vaccines they have not personally approved. Likely the WHO will take the lead on this matter, providing member nations with lists of the vaccines that have been proven to be effective.

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