We had a red eye leaving at 12:45am and got to the airport at 8:30pm, allowing ourselves plenty of time. A few of our suitcases were over the 50lb limit which would have cost us an extra $200 per bag and a couple were over 70lb which was going to be a lot more. The lady at the “Overweight luggage counter” pointed us to a “Repacking” area equipped with a scale…guess we’re not the first ones to have this issue.
As we redistributed our belongings it became clear that the bags were not going to ever get under 50lbs. I remembered on a flight we once took our luggage broke and they gave us suitcase to use instead. Must be one that sat in the Lost in Found too long. Kharron went on a hunt to baggage claim and after a long time came back with a large (free) suitcase. So our extra cost was only $150 for the extra bag, rather than probably $700 for the extra weight on our existing luggage. Yeah!