Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Save Money on Baggage Fees With a Luggage Scale

It's bad enough having to pay fees now to check luggage. And the last thing you want is making it worse by having a piece of luggage that weighs more than your airlines allowable weight and paying even more to fly with that bag.

I got a luggage scale from my travel agent many years ago. At the time we were traveling with only carry-ons and didn't find much use for it. But now we are older, and since we are checking our bags, figured what the heck - and we now travel with larger bags. Now that luggage scale has come in very handy.

A hint on using it. The first couple of times I used our scale, I lifted our bag with a "jerk" and the bag weighed darn close to 50 lbs. Before I totally panicked about having to repack, my husband suggested I lift the luggage gently, without the jerk. Sure enough, the weight dropped almost 10 lbs.

Unfortunately, the luggage scale we have is kind of heavy itself and I really don't want to add it to my suitcase. So I'm considering getting another one that is much lighter, such as the Camry 110 Lbs Luggage Scale which weighs only 3.2 ounces. Then I can weigh my suitcases for the trip home, after I've added my purchases.  :)

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