Beware of Airline Baggage Scales

Beware of Airline Baggage Scales
Travel Tip

I have known for year that some airlines cheat their customers. If I enter an airport and there is a special “Excess Baggage Fee” collection office, I know there is trouble brewing.

Jereon from Bangkok writes again,
“Andy,
Funny RyanAir just got taken to court for altering weight scales at the check-in desks. You think you have 15KG, you get to the airport; the scale says you have 17KG. Ryan air fines you 20 pounds for not having pre-paid for 17 plus an additional 8 pound a kilo overweight. In total Ryan air receives 36 pounds a passenger (illegally). Times
hundred's of thousands of passengers and Mr Leary can build himself another castle. (he has so many already)”

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Mojo, Ethiopia
One to Two Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Monday, March 09, 2009
Travel Journal
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I can say beware, give you a warning, but so what? This is of little value, what we need is a way to check these airline scales. I sometime take my bag and put it on about three different scales. I can prove or disprove they are weighing the same, however they all may be cheating. It is not easy to walk around carrying a one kilo weight to test scales.

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Beware of Airline Baggage Scales

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