Airport luggage scales can sometimes be wrong.. .
Overweight— one of the most dreaded words you can hear in a check-in counter, and one that brings about frantic feelings of panic, luggage strewn on floors and regurgitating wardrobes. To avoid this, I’ve taken to weighing my kilos before leaving for the airport using a handheld scale. This practice really proved its worth in a trip to Europe. One of our bags registered at 35 kilos on the counter scale when we were certain it was only 21 (the correct allowance). We reweighed it using my scale, showed the clerk, and asked him to redo it. When the scale was reset, the bag really did register at only 21 kilos. Imagine the 14-kilo difference that we would have paid for if we didn’t know any better?