Bike Travel Case (from Core front page)

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This is a very very nice case, and finally takes integrated seat posts into consideration. HOWEVER, the problem it creates is that it’s obviously a bike in there! Anyone who has traveled with a bike knows that the airlines consider bicycles an extra premium baggage fee (upwards of $150!).

Since nowadays every airline is charging bag fees, here’s a piece of advice: if they ask you what’s in the box, say “trade show materials”. That’ll keep your fee down to the standard bag fee, in most cases. I’ve even seen a guy shoehorn a bike into a Cello case to avoid the fees. Worked out pretty well, too.

not to mention that these things cost a small fortune (atleast in Australia, anyway). Try convincing someone that they need a case half the cost of their bike. For any purpose.