The Skinny on Baggage.

18 Jul

There is always so much to do the week before any vacation. I think the week before a vacation where you are flying and then driving everywhere can be even more to do than normal. Not only do I have to consider the flight, hotel etc but I also have to consider driving and then camping.

Borrowed from the Polyvore website: http://www.polyvore.com/

Yesterday while I was double checking our flights (4 of them!!) to Montana, I noticed a separate (and very small) note about extra fees that United charges for baggage. I guess I don’t really mind the additional $30 for extra bags but what got me was the $100-$175 that they want to tack on if your bag is “oversize”. Dude, what? After about 20 minutes of searching I found the definition of what over size is. I actually saw TWO different descriptions. Not only do they slam you for a bag that is larger than normal, but they will slam you for a bag that is too heavy. That means don’t pack any warm clothing because it will put your suitcase over the allotted 40 (or 50 depends on where you look) pounds.

Number two was on and off the scale about 300 times yesterday holding my bags to ensure that I could get on the flight without having to pay up to $300 extra for the baggage weight. Not sure how we are going to get it home butI will have to be super careful with all the gifts I buy.

Stupid Airlines.

5 days to go.

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