Just booked flights to the US in October for a weeks mtbing in Moab (woohoo!) and intend to fly with my bike. The carrier is United Airlines.
I've checked the bike policy and the charges are $200 each way for the bike bag - steep, but I would rather have MY bike out there. For a 'once in a lifetime' bike holiday I can kind-of accept that. The thing that's confusing me is whether that counts as my one peice of free checked luggage? It seems to imply that on the website. So if I want to take a bag (with clothes etc in it), then I have to pay for that a second peice of checked luggage??
The friend i'm going out there with has flown with them before and is convinced that you get your normal 'free' checked bag on top of this.... But i'm not sure.
The other option is American Airlines (and changing the booking) - just looking into their policy now.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!