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Old 13 May 2015
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I'm in the States and have been corresponding with Patricia Mele at AC (contact info was given earlier in thread). She was able to send me specific requirements, then turned me over to the folks in Calgary (since that's my nearest point of departure). Patricia was quite helpful. I was looking at Calgary to Frankfurt.

I got an email from them (really just a forwarded message from other like minded inquiries) and told to "see below" for info. I did call the Calgary agent and he confirmed the quote below.

I was given a quote of $950 for the bike ONLY- ONLY IF I have an AC passenger ticket booked when I called to get the cargo ticket. Without an accompanying AC passenger ticket the cost was $1200. And these were both prices without DG paperwork. I have not looked into passenger ticket cost yet. So $250 difference. I still do not know if 950 or 1200 is a good deal compared with other routes/options.

I was given a contact in Calgary that may be able to help with the DG paperwork.

I'm not sure its really worth it, as I'd have a few days travel involved on either end to fly out of Calgary. If I lived closer to one of the hubs (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto...etc) it would probably be a nice incentive.

I was hoping this might turn into the year of Iceland/FI and beyond, and it still could be, but this really hadn't panned out. Still looking for other options. Waiting on quote from EIMSKIP (sea and air quotes) from Denver and also contacted MotoFreight in UK, but have not heard back.

We'll see what happens!

Smyril has there "bike goes for free" program going on selected sailings with conditions BTW....was hoping to combine some of these specials!
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Any experience / knowledge about shipping Denver CO to Toronto or Montreal? I intend to ride the Canadian Maritimes but sure do not want to ride across the US of Flatonia from here to there first.

I've been talking to trucking companies but coordinating their schedule and getting my air ticket is a huge hassle...

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Any experience / knowledge about shipping Denver CO to Toronto or Montreal? I intend to ride the Canadian Maritimes but sure do not want to ride across the US of Flatonia from here to there first.

I've been talking to trucking companies but coordinating their schedule and getting my air ticket is a huge hassle...

z

I am in the auto shipping business in the USA. i could probably get a carrier to bring your bike to my place in NY for reasonable (no commission to me for HU members) I'd hold it till you flew to NYC and you could ride to the Maritimes from NYC. I rode to the HU meet in Nova Scotia last year and all the roads were curvy and interesting.

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Air Canada discounted shipping to South America has been discontinued!

I just had an email from Russ at Air Canada saying that "due to unforeseen customs and logistics demands the ship your bike program has been discontinued to South American destinations." They will ship at their non-discounted rate which was quoted at about $2,200 plus the cost of a dangerous goods certificate.

I guess the good news is they will still ship to SA...

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Hi

Hi guys is this offer still available? London to Canada ? Would love to go to Canada
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Hey

The offer is only valid from North America to Europe... Not from Europe to Canada.

Misleading advertisement.

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Had to change my destination from Spain to Frankfurt Germany to make this offer work, but is well worth it. Processing DG paperwork now and will book flight as soon as I get copy of that. Then it is Morocco here I come. One for the guy that posted this info. Had planned on storing bike somewhere in Europe but at this price if I could book round trip it is worth considering.
We all need to make sure to let Air Canada know we appreciate the good rates so they might continue and expand offerings.
Just wanted to let all know the good rates are continuing, you just can not be too picky about where you fly in to.
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The pdf brochure I got from Air Canada Cargo 2 weeks ago says the promotional prices will end Sept 30, 2015.
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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.
This deal does not apply to any South American destinations, only Europe.
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If any of you guys ever make it to Ireland on this killer deal, be sure to call in to my spot in Ireland and make yourselves at home.
You are welcome to camp here and use my workshop to make any repairs or adjustments to your bike.
We are at the southern tip of the "wild Atlantic way" in Ireland.
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Moto is Booked 2 Oct to Frankfurt from Vancouver. Will post final costs when I get it together. The Dangerous Goods Cert was $99 Can. still more than it should be for one page that you provide all the info for.

Info here- Air Canada's new motorcycle cargo options - Canada Moto Guide

Wheatwhacker if the weather is ok maybe I will head that way before I go south to Africa. No planned route this time, just going to bumble around.

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I called up Air Canada Cargo a few times this week because I was looking to fly my bike from Toronto to Buenos Aires. They informed me that even though the promotion just started in March, that they are no longer transporting motorcycles to any destination in South America. They stated that there have been many difficulties for their customers clearing customs and for reason stopped this service.
However they did nention that you can still fly the bike within Canada as well as to Europe at the discounted rates.
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I called up Air Canada Cargo a few times this week because I was looking to fly my bike from Toronto to Buenos Aires. They informed me that even though the promotion just started in March, that they are no longer transporting motorcycles to any destination in South America. They stated that there have been many difficulties for their customers clearing customs and for reason stopped this service.
However they did nention that you can still fly the bike within Canada as well as to Europe at the discounted rates.

This is completely (at least) wrong.
In what to Argentina correspond here there isn’t any problem for clear customs, travelers are coming with their bikes constantly here and didn’t find any difficulty for release a bike and clear customs after pay the local charges for the airport cargo logistics.
The situation is exactly the same than before here with Air Canada or any other airline, and customs doesn’t change anything apart of a few stupid details requires.


As far we could find out by now Air Canada could have some space problems coming to South America, probably as they could be giving priorities to perishable good that pay extremely more expensive than a motorbike.

Or maybe all is because they are afraid that someone reclaims for the promotional price that they were offering and they realize they can’t give.
That was the problem in the beginning; I think I explain it on a previous post. They were offering a price without notice that there (here) exist local charges that someone has to pay…

(Note for a Moderator: I think we have 2 threads talking about same subject, can be unified?)

We are receiving few bikes this week, one coming with AC, will keep you informed…
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Hola
As promised here is the update:

Last Friday without any issue we have received a bike trough Air Canada coming from UK via Toronto.

Wasn’t any problem at Buenos Aires customs as well as with all other bikes coming in from other countries and with many other Airlines.

Any question or doubt than anybody could have we can try to answer…

There is other thread on same AirCanada thing going around here:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...3-2#post500511

(maybe Markharf or other Mod see the sense for joint both in one)

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See from what I understood while speaking to them on three or four different occasions was that the problem was once you got to the deatination in South America.
They said that they are still flying motorcycles to Europe, just not SA. I called them up on their 1-800 number in Toronto.
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