Taking Flight With Your Motorcycle

If you’ve been putting off a motorcycle trip because you don’t have enough time, or you’re not sure of how to get your bike to or from Europe, we’ve got some tips on doing that with ease. At the time of this recording, there aren’t any airlines in the United States offering a roll on and roll off service like what Air Canada does. But, if you’re within riding distance to a major city in Canada or Europe where Air Canada offers this service, you can put your bike on a plane and fly it across the country, then ride back or ship it to or from Europe. It’s an option, and a good one (see map below or click on the Air Canada links for more information on how to do this).

Image: Rob Flood, Manager, Cargo Products Business Development, Air Canada


Fly Your Bike - Air Canada - Rob Flood

There’s a simple and quick way to ship your bike across Canada, or between Europe and Canada, with Air Canada Cargo. Flying your bike is a great option if you’re limited with vacation time or just want to do a one way trip. Or maybe you just want to take your own bike for your trip to Europe, Canada, the United States or to ride to South America.

Air Canada’s FLY YOUR BIKE program is available from spring to fall. Motorcycles can be shipped on the same Air Canada flight as the rider is on, or on another airline. We talk with Rob Flood, from Air Canada and get some of the details on how to go about shipping your bike.

Rob Flood
Manager, Cargo Products Business Development
Air Canada


Air Canada Motorcycle Cargo Information Flyer
Air Canada Motorcycle Cargo Overview
Air Canada Motorcycle Cargo Preparation
Air Canada Motorcycle Cargo Booking

Image: Rob Flood, Manager, Cargo Products Business Development, Air Canada

Air Canada FLY YOUR BIKE Coverage Map

Image: Rob Flood, Manager, Cargo Products Business Development, Air Canada

Tips For Flying Your Bike - Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited, a motorcycle travel resource that’s been around for over 20 years, and known the world over for their HUBB meets, shares his knowledge of flying your bike to get it where you need it.

Grant Johnson
Horizons Unlimited

Image: Rob Flood, Manager, Cargo Products Business Development, Air Canada


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