I wonder if Emirates ground staff in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport gets commission or points for extra luggage fee.
For our flight back to Philippines via Dubai, our tickets (3pax) says we are entitled to 30kgs of check in luggage each. That's a total of 90kg limit without limit on quantity. We have six bags and wanted to try if it is within the allowed limit. But when we try to check in our bags, the ground staff, male, insisted that we need first to show our hand carried luggage. Because we were not sure about the total weight of our bags, we opted to hand carry a bag. The ground staff merely place a blank nametag on it. It was not recorded. Only after that were we allowed to checkin the remaining bags. But they totaled only about 80kgs. So we asked if we can check in the first bag which is only around 5kgs, the ground staff suddenly grin and with eyes wide open said "You have to pay".
To avoid trouble (we came from a very nice holiday) I did not bother to argue. We just let it go.
But looking back, I think that the ground staff is shrewd, greedy and very wrong. I travel a lot and that was the first time I encounter such b...s... He had intentions of making passengers pay for extra luggage even if these are within the weight limit. He even showed it with his facial expression.
This never happened to me before on other airlines.
Emirates would have been a wonderful airline if not for this.