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  #91  
Old 22 May 2016
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Regarding the battery. AC now told me that as long as you don't have an alarm the battery does not need to be disconnected.
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The AC deal is not so great to South America, but I was told today that they may start going to Bogota, but it hasn't happened yet. I am giving up and will buy a motobike in Colombia.
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Hi Ride4Adventure,

Very curious to hear how you turned out on the other side?

I am thinking of doing the same trip but from Toronto to Dublin.

Thanks
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I thought I'd share my experience at the moment of trying to air freight from YVR to LHR. I live in the UK and used Moto Freight to fly the bikes from LHR to YVR, and all went very smoothly. Moto Frieght handled all the paperwork.

I'm currently in correspondence with Air Canada about getting the bikes back from YVR to LHR. They have told me that I am not permitted to do the paperwork myself, including the Dangerous Goods Declaration, and that I must use a specialist agent to do it. They have said they will reject the shipment otherwise.

So regardless of what the DG regulations might be, Air Canada are putting additional requirements in place, at least from YVR and at least for me.
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Article I wrote on AC shipping

Hey All-

I shipped my bike from Montreal to Frankfurt and stored it with Knopf. Whole process was very easy. I had a lot of friends asking for details so ended up writing an article with step-by-step instructions that some of yo may find useful. So here it is. Hope it helps!

https://www.bikeminds.com/thethrottl...e-us-to-europe

If you end up using the info drop a comment on the article and let me know how it went.

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Hey All-

I shipped my bike from Montreal to Frankfurt and stored it with Knopf. Whole process was very easy. I had a lot of friends asking for details so ended up writing an article with step-by-step instructions that some of yo may find useful. So here it is. Hope it helps!

https://www.bikeminds.com/thethrottl...e-us-to-europe

If you end up using the info drop a comment on the article and let me know how it went.

Cheers
Malcolm
Hi Malcolm,

Many thanks for your write up, I'm sure inmates would find this a very useful for their decision how to ship/fly and ride their bike in Europe.

Cheers
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Hi guys,

I didn't read al the previous pages but can anyone tell me where to get info about on which routes they can take a bike and estimate costs?
If you use AC for your bike, do you really need to fly with them yourself or can you go with a different company?

Thanks!

Bossit. :-)
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Hej everyone!

I had been looking into this option to get my bike over to Canada last year and at that time AirCanada only shipped FROM Canada and back. If I get it right, this year 2016 the starting destination could also be in Europe, so the trip would be Europe > Canada > Europe, right?

Has anybody done this who can quote a price?
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I got the confirmation now from Air Canada in Frankfurt, that the "Fly your Bike" offer will be available again in summer 2017, probably both directions!

Great news!
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update: Keep waiting.....

Just a head up. Call Air-Canada about the Motorcycle shipping to Europe. Stated they have not heard anything yet. Hopefully they might know more in February.
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update,

Just another update on the Air Canada deal.
Spoke with a representative with the Cargo department. He stated that they defiantly are going to be offering the transatlantic motorcycle shipping deal again this year. But, was uncertain when Air Canada would advertise it.
I’m watching closely, will update you if anything new comes up.
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I just called Air Canada (15 Feb) and they were uninterested in working any kind of deal before the "season" starts. They did not know if the deal was going to happen this year. Unfortunately for me, I need to ship my bike the first week of March and so far the quote was $1600.
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Still waiting

The guy I spoke with didn’t commit, or know when the deal will be offered. Might have to wait till May 1st. I’m hoping to ship early May.
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AC to Europe 2017

I've had a couple of pretty clear positive email replies from AC cargo rep who's encouraged me to go ahead and book my seat now from Van to Dub/Ldn/Paris for early May and that they will honour last years prices even though this years (2107) program not announced yet.
There seems to be some extra bureaucracy to go through now for UK bound bikes - see attachment (I hope) plus link
https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/s...tab_motorcycle
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I just called Air Canada (15 Feb) and they were uninterested in working any kind of deal before the "season" starts. They did not know if the deal was going to happen this year. Unfortunately for me, I need to ship my bike the first week of March and so far the quote was $1600.
Evil, since you're in LA, why don't you use Lufthansa myAircargo service?

More info here: https://www.myaircargo.com/home

We worked closely with them to bring better product for this year considering the rising interests and new trends in the future years.

Let me know if you need any help from my side

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