Looking at booking flights to Nice and on the Easyjet booking screen it says 23kg for bike plus 20kg check in total of 43kg. Apparently you can pay excess weight for check in but it clearly says you can't pay excess weight for sporting equipment which on the refreshed web site, seems to include bikes.
So has anyone traveled under the new rules lately? Results?
I can't get down to 23kg without buying yet another bike box/bag and even then it would be a stretch. I could drive but can't afford the travel time.
Anyone aware of any other airlines that go that way that are better for bikes? Checked the usual candidates and they all have their "nuances". Failing that it's a carbon bike in a carrier bag or just ride in the UK.