we are planning a trip to Pamir Highway this summer. We want to fly from Vienna to Dushanbe, do the trip and then fly back from Bishkek. Flights from Vienna to Dushanbe are only possible with Utair without changing the airline. The information on the Utair website about bike transportation is unfortunately not very clear and partly contradictory. Communication with Utair contacts was also not answering all questions. So we were hoping that some of you have experience with bike transport on Utair flights and could help us out. Our main questions would be:
- Is it possible to reserve the bike transport beforehand for the specific flight or really only spontaneously at the airport (I would feel very nervous about that)?
- Is the bike box considered sports equipment additional to the baggage allowance that we already have included in our booking? (Or would we need to stuff our baggage into the bike box to only have one piece of baggage?)
Tipps for bike transport on flights in general are also very appreciated. We did it once before, but it was a short and direct flight.
Filip and Isa
I have no answer for you because I have never traveled with Utair.
What I have experienced, it is with wizzair or Ryanair.
And for the packing, I put all my luggage in the bycicle box and I had 30 kg as limit of weight.
If you have any information about how to travel with a bike at the airport of Vienne, that will be welcome.
thanks for your reply. Sorry, I noticed it only now. I dont understand fully what you mean by traveling with a bike at Vienna airport. But if you still need advice, please drop us a private message. We might be able to help you as we live in Vienna.
F & I
If at some point someone is looking for this topic, a little update: Utair is a cheap airline and therefore very very hard to get in touch with (no email contacts, no functioning call center number). Via a facebook chat we could find out that on Utair flights you should just take the packed bicycle and pay for it (50 Euros per leg of route on international flights) only at the airport. Apparently we do not need to give notice beforehand. So we booked the tickets without bikes and just hope everything goes well. We`ll give a short update after we really had the experience.