Lesson 1= Pack Less Stuff
After all the planning, decision making and anxiety, the day to travel to Prague has finally come!!
I’m excited that everything I want to bring fits in these three bags (Go Tiff) until I place my large bag that is to be checked on the scale and the agent kindly informs me “that’ll be $125”.
I stop, look left and then right, I’m the only one in line, she is talking to me $125!!! Ughh!! I’m 16lbs over the limit.
It’s my fault for not weighing my own bag and finding out all the baggage rules ahead of time but I thought the first checked bag was free. But then again, I haven’t checked a bag in years.
The agent did inform me that if I could remove 16lbs it would be $25. This was not an option; the previous night was spent organizing and packing things just right.
I paid the ridiculous fee and then more great news, my next flight is with a different airline so more fees to come. Why didn’t I book the same airline all the way to Prague??!!??
Don’t make my mistake unless the items in your bag are worth the money.
The plan: inhale and exhale, it’ll all work out, even if I get to Prague completely broke.
Have you ever been caught off guard by airline fees?