Digital Luggage Scales: Avoid Those Overweight Fees

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received from someone is the digital luggage scale a friend gave me last year for Christmas. At the time, I didn’t realize how useful this little gadget would be. Once I prepared for my next airline trip, I was grateful for this handy little gadget. Many times, while packing, we are trying to pack within some pretty stringent guidelines per the airline we are flying with. Limiting one piece of luggage to 50 pounds makes it very difficult when preparing for a trip.

If you’ve ever found yourself in the baggage check line at the airport and they announce that your luggage is overweight, you know that you’re going to be handing over the credit card to pay some pretty outrageous over limit fees. Sometimes as much as $50.00! By the time you’ve finally made it the airport, the last thing you want to do is open your suitcase in front of everyone in line and start trying to eliminate enough stuff to reduce the weight of your bag. So, we pay the fee.

You can entirely avoid the scenario by having your own digital luggage scales. This way, you know how much your bags way before you leave the house. Having a luggage scale on hand eliminates the stress and worry when selecting what you can and cannot afford to bring along on your trip. Plus, you can bring the scale with you on your trip so you can re-weigh your luggage before getting on the flight back home. All of us like to pick up a few items from our holiday. Adding those items to our luggage can become a bit of a problem. Weighing as you pack will solve this problem.

If you’ve got friends and family that travel you can buy them a luggage scale for the next gift giving occasion. They can be found for under $20.00 but the recipient will greatly appreciate the gesture. Digital scales aren’t just for the kitchen and bathroom anymore!

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