Related Excess baggage fees How to avoid annoying

first_img RelatedExcess baggage fees: How to avoid annoying extra chargesNothing kills your holiday mood like unexpected baggage fees at the airport. Tip the scales in your favour, read our guide to excess baggage fees* from all the major European airlines, plus get tips on avoiding those annoying extra charges for your checked luggage.Flybe’s luggage rules explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceWhat are Flybe’s rules on hand luggage? How many checked bags do you get for free? Here’s everything you need to know about Flybe’s baggage allowances, plus eight simple ways to make sure you avoid getting stung with extra charges.Monarch luggage rules explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceMonarch has been placed into administration and all Monarch search results have been removed from Skyscanner. You can find more information and advice here. If you think you’re going to get anywhere near your maximum baggage weight allowance – weigh your luggage before you leave home.This can be done using regular bathroom scales; simply weigh yourself, then weight yourself again whilst holding your bag(s). The difference between the two is the weight of your luggage.This serves two purposes:1. It should prevent any unwanted excess weight charges at check-in2. Airport scales don’t always get reset or calibrated as often as they should, and hence are not always 100% accurate. If you know the weight of your bag, you’ll avoid getting overcharged should the airport scales be wrong.CASE STUDY:Recently a friend of mine flew from London Stansted to Edinburgh via easyJet. At the easyJet check-in desk they weighed his bag, claimed it was 29kg and tried to charge him £81 (£9/kg) for the excess. Luckily, he’d weighed his bag beforehand and knew it was only 20Kg and demanded they reset the scales.Low and behold – their scales had been wrong and the true weight of 20kg was given – but how many others got caught out?Read more travel tipsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more