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Re: airplane baggage
At 7:03 PM +0200 4/22/06, Per Boysen wrote:
>On 22 apr 2006, at 18.47, mech wrote:
>>The airlines have evidently decided very
>>recently that charging for overweight and
>>excess baggage can be a new revenue stream for
>>them. And they've all pretty much fallen
>>lockstep into the same pattern at pretty much
>>the same time too, from what I've just seen.
>And it may also differ from airport to airport,
>how well they follow the regulations. When I
>flew from Stockholm to Zürich the Swedish
>airport staff just smiled and told me "no
>problem, you're fine with that trunk", but when
>I was going the other way the staff in Zürich
>hit me with a USD 65 overweight fee for the very
Oh yeah, good point. We almost got hit with that
going to Japan last year. Luggage was fine on
the trip over, but overweight on the way back
(although, if anything, our bags were lighter
because we shipped some stuff back). Then they
sold us a box ($10 USD for a cardboard box,
hrmmmmm) to offload a couple kilos of clothing
We just wrote it off as an "international" thing
at the time, thinking that Japan merely had
different regs than the US. But it looks as if
domestic US airlines/airports are getting into
that game now too.
Forewarned is forearmed, though...
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