Airline Luggage Scales may be innacurate

Posted on November 12, 2013 • Filed under: Travel Aviation, Travel News, United-States reported…..How much trust do you put in the scales that weigh your luggage at the ticket counter? You probably don’t think about their accuracy and accept their output without question. That can have serious financial implications, though, since luggage overage fees can be as much as $100. Indeed, in the past I explained that it can be cheaper to ship your luggage via an overnight service than to travel with it.

Well, here’s a new wrinkle in the travel game: Arizona recently fined several airlines for inaccurate luggage scales. The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures has fined airlines at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and Tucson International Airport for scales which didn’t accurately reflect the true weight of items on the scales. In addition, the airlines were further cited for not posting clear policies on the overweight fees. Read Article

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