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How to get the exact weight of your suitcase

21 April 2010

suitcase-overweight-noel-zia-lee-flickrI just came back from a couple of days of air travel. Every time I have the same problem: Overweight. I dread the check-in counter as my suitcase feels overweight but I am not entirely sure. I have oftetimes tried to weigh my suitcase on a pair of scales but either I can’t see the weight display or half the suitcase touches the ground. And yes, I have had to repack in front of a super long line-up. Nice to let people see your underwear. So, before you have to go through the same experience here’s one simple trick:
1. Take out a pair of scales.
2. Get on the scales and look at your weight.
3. Get on the scales again – this time holding the suitcase – and look at your weight.
4. Subtract your weight with suitcase (no. 3) from your weight without suitcase (no. 2).
I guess now you say: That’s so simple, I could have thought of that myself. I know. That’s exactly what I said when a friend of mine told me this trick.

Image credit: Noel Zia Lee, Flickr.

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  • How not to pay for overweight luggage - Headline said:

    […] I came across a post by Benny, an Irish guy travelling the world to learn languages. Apparently his whole life fits into 40 kg of luggage. Besides being amazed on how you can reduce your whole belongings to 40 kg he shows his fellow readers how you can sneak in an additional 15 kg of luggage without paying a dime. Now, that’s what I consider cool. Watch the video yourself to find out. And remember: you should pack the maximum allowed luggage into your suitcase and your carry-on luggage (don’t forget to check out a previous post of mine: my tipp on how to measure the exact weight). […]