We all know how expensive it can be to fly with your bike. We update the airplane bike fees on our Web site for the National Bike Summit every March, and the rates are inconsistent and pricey. Luckily for those of you who fly Frontier, there is good news!
Frontier has removed the flat fee for checked bicycles and will now include them in the standard baggage allowance, meaning customers traveling on Classic or Classic Plus fares can include their bike as one of their two complimentary checked bags and Economy passengers would pay $20 if the bike is one of their first two checked bags. Bikes will be exempt from any oversize fees, but subject to overweight fees and excess bag fees, if applicable. This is similar to the carrier’s current policy for golf clubs and skis. Frontier recommends to give yourself an extra 30 minutes for check-in if you are checking your bike — a small price to pay for free or exceptionally low bike check-ins!
What is allowed: non-motorized touring or racing bicycles with single seats. Bicycles must have the handlebars fixed sideways and the pedals removed and encased in a protective, durable case or box. Pedals do not need to be removed if wrapped in plastic foam or similar material.
What is not allowed: Items which exceed 99.9 lbs or 109 linear inches will not be accepted. According to Frontier, the definition of linear inches is L+W”H. A standard hard-plastic bike box is around 85 linear inches, so must of us should be compliant with these specifics.
Thanks Frontier for making it easier for bicyclists to travel with bicycles. It is appreciated.
League Director of Communications
Cahill joined the League in December 2008 and has a BA in Media Communications with a concentration in Italian Studies from the College of Charleston.