Bicycles ready for the trip back to Munich
The trip had barely begun and all of a sudden, it was over!
As you can see, it is rarely necessary to put a bicycle in a box to fly on an airplane. Usually, if you sign a damage waver, you can simply protect the bicycle with strip insulation and check it in.
My experience, is that if the bike is in a box, the luggage handlers throw the boxes and damage the bicycles. If you simply protect the bike as you see here, the handlers are more careful with the bicycle and there is no damage at all.