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Old 05-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Location: Portland, OR.
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Originally Posted by NeilVA View Post
You trust the airlines too much. Of course they can spring a trap at the check-in counter. Here's a trap they tried on me on my luggage (before they started to charging for the 2nd piece). My first piece was 10 pounds over and by second piece was 15 pounds under. They tried to hit me up for an additional $20 for the overweight one. I asked the agent " Why don't you just weigh both together, thus they would average to be under?" He said no, his supervisor said no. So I said fine and layed my luggage on the scales until the overweight one was under and then moved it to the underwieght one. Did both of thier faces turn red. And thus no fee.
Whatever...they have weight limits on checked bags for a reason

Of course you were perfectly within your right to even out the weight per peice and avoid the overweight charge. Bravo.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:04 PM
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You're not the first person to do that......
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Originally Posted by ZugZub View Post
Yes, and they ambush you, hold you down, and force it down your gullet too.
that remind me of a flight i had that a guy next to had terrible motion sickness lets just say he used more than one barf bag but some how managed to eat his in flight meal
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:39 PM
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I'll just say that I'd rather sit next to an obese person than a smelly one. Obese people (if they aren't smelly too) are usually VERY nice people!

This does remind me of when my brother had to fly home to NYC for my other brother's funeral. He was living in Colorado at the time and decided that when he flew home to NYC, he would stay, so he bought a one-way ticket. He was in his late 20's and very much in to the drug scene. He rarely took a shower, and had few clothes so he would just wear whatever for a week at a time or so. He used to live in Michigan so he had a Michigan drivers license. He's a dark Puerto Rican and used to have very long dreadlocks (on his license picture) but when he traveled he was bald.

So picture this, he was flying on a one-way ticket Denver to New York with no luggage, smelling like God-knows-what, bald with an expired Michigan photo ID of him looking like Jesus on pot. Needless to say, he was strip searched at the airport! LOL!

Now THAT'S the guy I don't want to sit next to on the plane! LOL!
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