The agent tells you “You’re overweight and that will cost you $50”.
There was a time when a few kilograms or pounds over and the airline would give you a free pass. Not anymore.
Overweight luggage is another profit source for today’s carriers and they are doing very well by sticking to the rules. A couple of years ago an agent from United Airlines would not even allow us to shift clothing from an overweight bag to one that was under.
No time he said, but he had time to charge me the $50 on my credit card. I have been angry at the entire airline ever since.
But this is the new world of travel. So what can you do.
Weigh your bags at home with an instrument that is created for that task, and because it is a very lightweight product, take it with you so you can weigh your bags going home with all the purchases you have made enroute.
The Balanzza is the product and this scale is the best as far as my research has found. It comes in an ergonomic compact shape and is easy to attached and detach from your bags with each use.
It’s easy to lift with one hand or two and the digital scales stays lit for a few seconds after the correct weight is established.
Its dimensions are 12 X 4 X 3.10 cm. with a total weight that is 0.100 Kgs.,virtually nothing in comparative terms.
The company has been around for a while and takes care of customers quickly should any problems occur. Believe me problems are few and very far between.
See more on the Balanzza Luggage Scale at http://www.journeystravelgear.com/Results.cfm?keywords=balanzza At a $30 dollar price point you have a gift that will be appreciated and will last a lifetime, perhaps saving the recipient hundreds of dollars.
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Ron PradinukOver the past few years I have had a weekly travel column in the travel section of the Winnipeg Free Press every Saturday, and have hosted a weekly travel show on radio station CJOB in the same central Canadian city. My blog, which I try to do most days is http://www.thattravelguy.ca/. I have also writen, and continue to write, destination stories for a number of newpapers and on line emagazines. You can read samples of my destination stories on http://journeystravelgear.com/DestinationStories.cfm My own background includes travel to almost 60 countries so far. As I talk to fellow travellers, as much as I have traveled I realize my list of places I must still visit is very long compared to others. So many places...only so much time in a life to see it all. For almost 30 years I have operated a travel agency focusing mostly on leisure travel. I served on the national board of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents for years and was the National President for two years. In 2000 we opened a travel superstore called Journeys Travel & Leisure SuperCentre. It carries just about every travel product imaginable. It is also a swim wear and luggage centre and carries a wide range of travel clothing in brands like Tilley Endurables, Ex-Officio, and Royal Robbins just to name a few. In my blog I write about destinations, airline and tour operator policies, good and bad travel products you have used, and anything that has the connotation of travel. You can read my column every Saturday online at http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/ then clicking on to the feature sections link and then on to the travel section. They usually hold past columns and freelance stories You can listen live to the radio show online at http://www.cjob.com/ Sundays at noon Central Time, then clicking on listen live.
Located: Winnipeg Canada
Likes: Europe, Asia, South America, South Africa, Cruising, Golf Vacations, Fishing Vacations, Generational Family Vacations