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JetBlue Celebrates the Tour de France by Flying Bikes Free This Month

July 6, 2010 at 1:42 PM | by | ()

While Lance Armstrong and company suffered a number of bike crashes in the second stage of the Tour de France, you'll be able to travel easy-peasy with your bicycle if you fly JetBlue. In honor of the famous international bike race, JetBlue will allow passengers to bring their two-wheelers on planes for free throughout July.

The airline usually charges a $50 fee for checked-in bikes each way and $80 for international flights, so you cyclists pedal over to the airport and take advantage of the freebie this month.

Tour de France promotion aside, JetBlue is one of the more bike-friendly airlines, since many charge upwards of $200.

And don't worry about missing the Tour de France while up in the air. JetBlue will show the 23-day competition, which is already in full swing, aboard its planes on the seatback televisions.

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