As the world gets smaller and smaller, more people than ever are taking to the air to explore new cultures, climates and terrain.
With airlines trying to eek the very last cent out of each and every passenger, the challenge is on for the traveler to keep the cost of their air fair down.
One of the ‘hidden’ charges that people are being hit with is the excess baggage allowance fee. Simply put, if you turn up at the airport and your bags are even slightly over the airline weight allowance, you are liable for, and may be asked to pay a potentially ‘exorbitant’ excess luggage fee.
So, you are with the check-in man when he tells you your bags are too heavy, you cannot possibly re-pack your bags, you either pay the fee or you literally dump some of your belongings there and then. A lose lose situation for the traveler but a win win for the airline. Harsh but true. Oh and something many folk don’t know is that these fees apply to both carry on as well as checked in bags.
What can you do? The answer is simple. Weigh your bags before you fly. And you don’t even have to go through the drama of weighing yourself then struggling to hold your bags on the scales then doing the math. No, it’s so much easier, just use a digital luggage scale.
This simple hand held gadget can be attached to your bags, and within seconds will give you an accurate weight reading. If you are over the allowance then you can make some adjustments to your packing, better still if you are under the allowance you can pack even more, and all in the comfort of your own home. Simples!