Nippon bound…..

Many express surprise that I simply take my bike aboard planes as normal check-in baggage, and frequently pay nothing for it. BA is just one of the few bike-friendly airlines that will take my bike free of charge……so long as it weighs no more than 23 kilos.
What you see below weighs a total of 16 kilos (13 kilos of bike + 3 kilos of box). Which leaves me a handy surplus of 7 kilos for stuffing my camping equipment and various other sundries. Let’s hope Japan Airlines (for my internal flights) don’t take exception to any of this.


See you on the other side of the world……. 🙂


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on March 17, 2015, in End-to-End of Japan 3000kms and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hi Frank. I’ve often wondered about this: how do you find a cardboard box to put your bike in when it’s time to fly home?
    Living in the UK, I avoid flying wherever possible, much happier to go by boat and train, but now and again it would be handy.

    As ever, all the best….Chris

    • Chris, I can usually find a bike shop at destination that has boxes to throw away. If not, I cobble something together with whatever I can find. It usually works.

  2. Alke-Brigitte

    Hello Frank,
    I wish you a good flight, good arrival, and of course a very, very wonderful ride in Japan.
    God save you
    My next Pilgrim-Tour on the way of the huguenots in june
    Zwickau – Dresden – Bautzen – Görlitz
    Kindly greetings

    • Alke-Brigitte, I wish you well on the next leg of your pilgrimage. That looks about 200 kms….?

      • Alke-Brigitte

        Yes indeed Frank. Only 200 km à pied in 17 days (it is a joke for you on your bike !!). And a lot of sightseeing and attend a lot of church service and looking for a lot of good and bad german history…
        Saxony is a very good area for biker also.
        Now I am very interest in your daily news.
        All the best

  3. Bon voyage! Look forward to reading your daily news.

  4. Bon voyage 安全な旅を持っている

  5. Bon Voyage 安全な旅を持っている – hopefully that says ‘have a safe trip’

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