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sorta cx-related request---USAC airline vouchers(6 posts)

sorta cx-related request---USAC airline vouchersJakob
Aug 4, 2003 9:04 AM
So this is only sorta 'cross related. My wife and I are flying from Sacramento to Montreal so that we can tour to Quebec City and surrounding areas on our Surly Crosscheck and Gunnar Crosshairs (that's CX part). We found on friday that United Airlines now charges $80 per bike per flight. That's going to cost us so much that I can't even speak. After doing some searching we found that USAC gives 2 vouchers to members. I thought this would work because I have to join for the upcoming CX season anyway. Then I read that it would take 3-4 weeks to get it all processed and have the vouchers mailed to me. We're leaving in two.

So here's my request: Does anyone out there have an active membership that could request the vouchers and send them to me, all before 8/15?

We could definitely work some barter for this one.

Thanks!
Touring Ville de Quebecarctic hawk
Aug 4, 2003 9:33 AM
Your going to love it here! I hope you get the chance to climb Mt.Royal Park in Montreal, it's very beautiful on the top & on Sundays, they have a little festival of sorts on the Parc Avenue side. Mt Royal St is always bustling on the weekends too!

Happy Touring!!!
Arctic Hawk
definitely looking forward to itJakob
Aug 4, 2003 9:44 AM
we're going to tour for a week and then the second week we're staying at a time-share somewherein the laurentians. i'm bring some knobbies for the second week!
definitely looking forward to itarctic hawk
Aug 4, 2003 9:58 AM
Look for Le Petit Train du Nord, starting from St.Jerome & that is about 200km of trail, each way, that will take you right into the mountains. There are bed & breakfast / camping stops along the route & it's perfect for CX.

Arctic Hawk
from la Belle Province!
re: sorta cx-related request---USAC airline vouchersspringbok
Aug 6, 2003 10:06 AM
The last 2 times I flew with my bike (March and May), it didn't cost me a dime. One airlines I flew with (Alaska, I think, tho it was in/out of Denver so it could easily have been United) had a recently-revised policy that stated that boxes were free (including bike boxes) provided that the box weighed less than 70lbs. On my return flight in May, I did get someone at the counter who wanted to charge me. . I told her about the new policy, asked her to doublecheck it, & I was right. If you haven't actually talked to United about this, I'd give that a shot.
wow! thanks! NMJakob
Aug 6, 2003 1:40 PM