Last Updated:
23 Aug 2012

Flying With a Bike on Air Nelson 2012

Air Nelson Bikes Policy 2012
Airline Name Air Nelson
Category Bikes
Accepts Bikes Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
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Air Nelson Bikes Policy

Bicycles can be checked in as part of your baggage allowance provided they are correctly packed. As a minimum, prepare the bike as follows:
Turn in or remove the handlebars and pedals. On bicycles where the pedals cannot be turned in or removed, sufficient padding must be provided around the pedals to prevent the pedals damaging other customers' baggage.
Wrap the whole bicycle in a plastic bag, corrugated cardboard or equivalent. Alternatively the bike may be packaged in a purpose built bike box
If necessary, wrap the chain to prevent grease transferring to other baggage
Deflation of the tyres is not necessary.
Some bicycle items may be classed as dangerous goods. For example, CO2 cartridges for inflating bicycle tyres contain compressed gas and are not permitted as checked or cabin baggage.
Mountain bikes may be fitted with struts containing compressed nitrogen gas. These bikes can only be accepted as checked baggage if the gas pressure does not exceed 200KPa (Kilopascal), or 29 PSI (Pounds per square inch).

If you are travelling with items that exceed maximum dimensions for checked baggage, these are classified as oversized. Examples of oversized items are bicycles, surfboards, hang-gliders and wind-surfers. Since these are larger items, carriage will be subject to availability of space on the aircraft.

Please note there is a maximum weight restriction of 32kg (70 lbs) per item and length restrictions also apply.

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