do the math...
how much riding are you going to do?
how much does it cost to ship your bike?
how much would it cost to rent a bicycle at your destination?
in some cases a cyclist can rent a higher quality bike then they own at their destination for less than it would cost to pack their bike and take it on the plane
the Single Speed Outlaw would ask if you rent underwear... I haven't but if it were nicer, cleaner, in better condition than mine... well... I would consider it
traveling with a bicycle for short periods can be a real drag
what to do with that gigantic bike box? how to get all that shit into the cab?
rental can make more sense