Have you ever been THAT person at the airport ticket counter rummaging and rearranging your bag in order to be under the weight restrictions to check your bag?
I have. I have been that person who is shuffling shoes and sweatshirts into my carry on so I can get my bag under the 50 pound airline baggage weight limit. I packed too much.
It’s embarrassing. And I work for the airline. Shame on me… I guess that only proves that any of us can make this silly mistake, even the frequent travelers like me.
If you have ever done this or don’t want to be the person who does this, let me tell you a little secret. It’s a little helpful travel tool, called a luggage scale. It is easy to use, compact and quickly weighs luggage of various sizes. This little gadget from Mira Brands is helpful to control your baggage weight and can save you money in the long run. It is $13.99 on Amazon.com – which is a lot cheaper than a $50-$100 extra luggage fee from the airline. It is made well, has a rubberized grip for a controlled hold for heavy bags and quickly weighs the bag.
This luggage scale can measure in your scale of choice (lbs or kgs) and has a maximum weight of 110 lbs. or 50 kgs. It is used by simply wrapping your luggage strap to the bag and pulling it up. There is a pouch included along with the luggage scale that you can take with you on your trip or leave at home (if you want to save the .25lbs in your suitcase) 😉
With this luggage scale, I will save myself the embarrassment of having an overweight bag at the airport ticket counter. I will be prepared for the luggage weight, before I even leave my home! If you are a avid or a causal traveler, this is a perfect gadget for saving hassle and possibly money on extra fees for an overweight bag!
You can buy this luggage scale on Amazon.com for $19.99.
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