I'm flying to Tokyo from the US and booked on United Airlines, which charges $200 for a bike each way, but I also need to fly another leg in the US first to meet up with my touring partner, so that would mean another $150 each way, for a total of $700! I have been researching ways to take a bike on a plane without the airline charging the bike fee.
Anyone have experience with any of these?
the two boxes idea (cheap if doable?):
the royd bike bag ($245 AUD = $190 USD with shipping):
trashbags space junk ($368 with shipping):