How To Travel With A Brompton Bicycle On An Airplane




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Isaac Senderov: Shalom aleichem, Matt! I want to do the same with my Bike Friday Pakit. Will I be able to do that? When it's folded it slightly longer (30"x17.75"x12.25"). Thanks

80MileKyle: you can put the case on the rack

massoud999: Shkoyach Matt

Fat White Boy: Great video. This won't work in Europe though as the planes are too small and we have illiterate migrant monkeys working as luggage guys that throw stuff onto the plane then kick it around. Once they know that it's a bike they will charge you at least75€ extra for the illiterate migrant monkey to throw it into the plane.

Roger Cottrell: great stuff

William Bartholomew: Thanks for making this very thoughtful presentation.

Girlspeedo: Legend 👍🏻

Paul Lee: Thank you for taking the time to make this video. I appreciate the details.

Mark Nichol: Great detail. Thanks! Giving it a try this weekend

Jose Ballester: Matt, first time looking at a video from you. Fantastically detailed. Bravo and keep doing them like that.

Miguel Marcos: Excellent and helpful.

Bill Reals: Get the extended seat post, with that you just use the QR to pull out the seat. I got rid of the awful stock pedals and put on QR pedals, i remove those and put them in my carry-on. Don't waste your time covering your Brompton in a bag, TSA is more amused that anything else, nor does the airline care. I carry the DIMPA bag with me in my carry-on should they ever ask me to gate check in. In 8 flights, I've never had to gate check it, I just put it in the overhead bin. Also, the Brompton fits into the folding wheel chair space in the back of the plane. I've found that if you are nice and smile, the flight attendants are more that willing to help you.

Marconi Zadok Lordelo Neves: Very good explanation. Shalom Aleichem 🔯🙏‼️

VideoMusicManiac: I've traveled just like this to NYC and Seattle with my Brompton. Zero problems and I love it. The TSA Agents try to guess what's in the bag when I walk up, at least one gets it right. Always fits thru the x-ray fine. What would you recommend people with the tool kit to do?

Jack Lam: Thumbs up to you! so detail minded!, keep these informative videos coming!

Scott Kralik: You don't need to put your Brompton into any sort of case to check it with the airlines. I've flown a couple of times with my Brompton completely exposed and had no trouble at all. If anything, baggage handlers were more careful with it because they could see what it was. I flew several times with the bike in Brompton's soft-sided case, and about half the time I discovered that the TSA had opened the bag to see what was inside. I initially stopped using the case because I replaced the Eazy wheels with Razor scooter wheels, and the bike wouldn't fit in the bag any longer. (Razor scooter wheels are more durable, which is useful if you roll the bike around folded a lot, for example, to go shopping.) Now I wouldn't bother using the bag even if the bike still fit--even rolled up, the soft-sided case is bigger that I want to lug around after I leave the airport.

I remove my bike computer, tail light, and MKS Lambda quick-release pedals, and I secure my Brooks B-67 saddle to the frame with a lightweight cable lock. I also use two-sided velcro to secure the handlebar to the wheel so the handlebar doesn't pop loose. That's it. When I fly with Southwest, I don't even have to pay a luggage fee. It's way less trouble than stuffing the bike into any sort of luggage, and you don't have to buy the soft-sided case, which is currently over $200 US.

BOXBIKE: Its also really neccessary to remove the eazy/standardwheels because a hit from the downside can be break or bend your frame.

The Flying Brompton: ....and why is he reading from a piece of paper? Strange!

Happy McMasters: Informative video, Matt. Thanks! I've heard baggage handlers are generally very respectful when they see it's a bike in the clear or opaque plastic bag. What are your thoughts on forgoing the pipe insulation, and just rubber banding soft stuff you're likely to carry anyway: towel, (bagged) socks, underwear, t-shirts?

Jerry Wang: Soft insulated Koozies like the ones used to keep cans cold in your hands fit perfectly on the exposed pedals. That's what I use when traveling.
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How to travel with a Brompton bicycle on an airplane