In their bid to increase their bottom line, more and more airlines are introducing all sorts of charges to make up for cut throat competition. Air Asia is no exception, and recently charges US$13 one way for sports equipment. Strangely, these are limited to only golf bags, surf boards and bicycles.
So it will be interesting to see if our foldies are going to get hit with their sports equipment surcharge. I can imagine with the huge bike box, it would involve some "extra" labour as well as take up more space in the precious airline cargo hold, but our foldies are barely bigger than a huge suitcase.
My tikit is travelling snugly in its original Bike Friday box while Le Cuppa will be in its special home-home Ikea bag stuffed with cardbox. As far as I'm concern, these are spare parts and not a "bicycle" per se. Lets see if we can escape the surcharge tomorrow....
*Special thanks to Joseph from CycleMax of Bukit Batok Central who never fails to help me out so faithfully with my biking needs in Singapore. Friendly, humble and skilled.