Frontier Airlines: Bikes fly free

This morning, Frontier Airlines announced bicycles fly free for passengers paying “Classic” and “Classic Plus” fares. Passengers paying the lowest “Economy” fares pay the standard baggage fee of $20 for a bicycle. This policy takes effect for tickets purchased on or after today, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Bikes are now treated as any other standard luggage on the Denved-based airline. It’s perfect timing for those arranging travel to the watch the USA Pro Cycling Challenge beginning on August 22, 2011.

According to Frontier Airlines, “Classic” fare is just $25 more than Economy. The increased Classic fare includes two free checked bags, while Economy passengers must pay $20 for each checked bag. Frontier also waives the oversize fee for bikes. If your packaged bike weighs more than 50 lbs Frontier will assess their overweight charge.

Most U.S. airlines charge fees ranging from $50 to $200 for travelers flying domestically with bicycles.


  • MeEmail
    April 14, 2011 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    But you still need to bring your own bike case to put the bike in, right? It’d be awesome if you could just “rent” a case from airport to airport….. BUSINESS IDEA!!!!

  • April 14, 2011 - 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Eh, can we fly with a (heavy) bicycle to the US from Japan!?

  • April 14, 2011 - 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Let’s try this again.

    Bikes fees are usually less (and sometimes even free) for International
    travel. I think you might get hit with overweight fee for bikes over about
    22 kg or so. Depends on the airline.

    Sent from my Googaw

  • April 15, 2011 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Richard. Well, a mama bicycle is usually over 22kg to keep it well balanced. I will do it in the future.^^

  • April 16, 2011 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Anything in the same country I would just take a train if possible. May take longer however is a nicer ride for you, the planet and usually your wallet.


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