Canadians(maybe everyone too) be warned.....we feel there is a scam going at the Domican airport. Two incidents. One upon arrival .....one of our group had his luggage checked & then they indicated by rubbing their fingers together that they wanted money. He gave what he had handy a $20 (should have offered CDN..they probably would have declined.)
Next was when we were leaving. Either Toronto airport is lax as no one had overweight luggage but when we checked upon departure about 1/3 of our group had to pay. My cousin who bought nothing was over by 4 kilos. Doesn't make sense. Someone else was over by 15 & had to pay $90.Their purchases were in their carry on.
Then another said "I don't have any money...bill me!!!" but what they did was take it from the suitcase & put it in the carry on. Still on the plane just somewhere else. Crazy!