grainyoliver wrote: »
My local pound land (arndale manchester) is selling luggage scales for a quid! don't look great quality but at a quid you can't argue. Better than getting stung innit.
dank4000 wrote: »
When I flew to Ibiza with Jet2 last year I got royally screwed... First they caught me out with my hand luggage. I'm pretty sure they must have a lower size restriction that other airlines?
They made me put my suitcase in the box but only sideways (it would have fitted in if I'd been allowed to slide in diagonally and then straighten).
So they forced me to pay £40 to check it into the hold, then my main bag was also 2 kilos over. I guess it was lucky because I was able to shift some weight into the second bag. Since then I got myself a cheap scale from this site: http://www.luggage-scales.net think it was from amazon.
Moral of the story - check the restrictions! weigh and measure your bag before you go. I've just had a look at Ryan Air's prices and they are now charging £80 if you check in a second bag at the airport!http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/table-of-fees - Have a quick read, it is a joke. I don't reckon I will ever fly with Ryan Air again, one slip up and you could end up loosing a small fortune.
mad_rich wrote: »
Don't be fooled into thinking that 'digital' means 'accurate'. I would be surprised if any of these things were any more accurate than your bathroom scales, and probably less so.
And if you were thinking of using them to argue the toss at the check-in desk...
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