Having your bike in good condition when you arrive is partly down to how you pack it, which we’ve covered in three videos previously, but also what state it’s in before you go. We’d always recommend giving it a thorough service before you go. Your time is precious when travelling, so minimize any fuss by having a sweetly running bike.
Of course there could always be a problem when you’re out there, so take a basic tool kit with you, including a track pump if you have the room. Having done a lot of traveling with bikes, and now camera kit, we’d always recommend thoroughly researching your airline’s weight restriction and bike policies.