The airline charges $50 to carry a bike, which is fairly standard, but it doesn’t take size into account.
It charges the same for a tandem as a folder, which makes little sense to me
When he flies, Lloyd takes his folding Strida. It packs up smaller and lighter than a suitcase and has its own carry bag. He even takes it as part of his luggage allowance – so it really shouldn’t concern Air Canada at all.
Still, they charged him $50.
When Lloyd wrote to complain he got this response;
Air Canada’s baggage policy deals with sporting equipment, and as such, bicycles fall into that category. We do not differentiate between a folding bicycle and a tandem bicycle. They are all treated the same.
The strangest part is that some sports equipment can be shipped for free. Take a snowboard or skis on an Air Canda flight and you’ll pay nothing.
Are there any airlines that are better with bikes?