I do believe I am about to write to a few airlines. I think the current luggage weight limits are just plain crazy. Let's face it, it's a money making exercise, ie if you go over-weight you pay through the nose for it.
The annoying part is that it now encourages people to take more and more bags on board and stow it in overhead locker compartments, under seats etc.
Once upon a time you saw very little being taken into the cabin area, now everyone has several bags....all the kids have them trailing behind them on long handles - I have almost gone over a couple of times bcause you just don't see them behind some of the children.
Why can't some sense prevail and allow us to go back to a higher allowance and free-up the space a bit more inside the cabin area.
I'm sure people travelling to cooler climates, probably wear a few exra layers in order to not pay the extra kilo costs, and who would blame them?
I have a friend who's a musician. He was told his bag was 3 kilos over and he was asked to bring it back to the limit....I mean sheez! So he unpacked a couple of guitar pedals and placed them in his hand luggage - it made no change to the overall weight on the plane - it just shifted it to the cabin space - doesn't make any sense to me.
What are your thoughts?Edited: 4:15 am, January 03, 2010