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Travelling by plane with a bicycle

Morris385Morris385 Posts: 3
edited April 2014 in Commuting chat
Hi

I am a student and I have chosen to do a project on travelling with a bicycle by plane, I am interested to know people's opinions on this, I have created a survey and would love it if people could take a couple of minutes to fill it in.

Thank you very much for your help,

The survey is at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6P6F2GB
Thanks again

Happy touring !!

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  • KoncordskiKoncordski Posts: 1,009
    I worry about the future sometimes.

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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    . What form of luggage do you use for your bicycle?
    What form of luggage do you use for your bicycle? Padded bag
    Unpadded bag
    Plastic bag
    Padded box
    Unpadded box
    Plastic bag
    Other (please specify)
    7. Do you find packing your bike efficient in the form of luggage you use for it and with airline regulations?

    Try:
    Are the present regulations and methods efficient?
    8. What do you do with your luggage at your destination?
    What do you do with your luggage at your destination? Carry it
    Store it at the airport
    Store it somewhere else
    Dispose of it
    Other (please specify)

    Errr....??? :shock:
    If there was anything you could change about the systems in place for travelling with a bicycle by air, what would it be?

    Try
    Do you have any suggestions for improvement?

    I'm not trying to being rude here, but that's a very poorly worded and pretty useless survey.
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Even by the usual standards of surveys, that one is poor :roll:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,494
    The problem with the internet and anonymous posting is you can't see who is talking - you don't know if the OP is 20, 15, 10 or 5 ...
    if a 5yo asked you those questions you'd slap the teacher/parents ...
    if a 10yo asked you those questions you'd help and answer their questions nicely
    if a 15yo asked you those questions you'd probably assist them with better worded questions and take an interest in their project
    assuming it's a 20yo you just cry quietly to yourself .... ;)
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    8. What do you do with your luggage at your destination?
    What do you do with your luggage at your destination? Carry it
    Store it at the airport
    Store it somewhere else
    Dispose of it
    Other (please specify)

    Errr....??? :shock:

    I assume they mean the packaging rather than luggage.
    Someone I know with a sturdy old steel tourer packs the bike (well) in cardboard, flies to their destination with hand luggage, cycles to the other side of the country and then finds more cardboard from local shops to repack and heads home. Not sure I'd do it with my bike but they've had no problems and cycled a lot further than I have.

    But yes, pretty poorly worded questions.
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    dhope wrote:
    I assume they mean the packaging rather than luggage.
    Someone I know with a sturdy old steel tourer packs the bike (well) in cardboard, flies to their destination with hand luggage, cycles to the other side of the country and then finds more cardboard from local shops to repack and heads home. Not sure I'd do it with my bike but they've had no problems and cycled a lot further than I have.

    But yes, pretty poorly worded questions.

    I know what he meant but I had images of lycra wearing suicide bombers using panniers... it was a strange picture.
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    2012 Felt F65X
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  • Thank you to anyone who filled out my survey, the replies were very useful. If anyone else wishes to fill it in instead of being rude, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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