Taking an electric bike on an aeroplane

k_oflynn2000

New Member
Does anybody no what the score is with taking an electric bike in a bike bag on a flight as checked baggage?? I hear that some airlines refuse electric bikes because of the dangers with the batteries.
 

Tara D.

Active Member
If you are planning to travel and want to fly with the bike I think it would be good to call the airline you would like to fly and start there, I would think that all airlines are different. Ryanair states clearly on their website that electric bikes cannot be transported. On Southwest you can ship the bike but perhaps not the battery unless it meets the requirements.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
Does anybody no what the score is with taking an electric bike in a bike bag on a flight as checked baggage?? I hear that some airlines refuse electric bikes because of the dangers with the batteries.

I have and actually carried an E-bike to India from Washington DC.
Qatar airlines was really friendly. One sporting equipment is allowed free of cost.
You could keep the batteries in your carry-on baggage as long as it's less than 100Whrs. If you're lucky, they will let you carry more and they may not question you.

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Even though I had put lots of foam, padding, the rear wheel axle was poking out of the box. You could buy Aircaddy ( pretty good cardboard box) or use your own.
 

p.biker

New Member
Does anyone know how to do this when flying out of Canada. Air Canada said that I could not bring an E-bike