Just back from sidari today had a brill time but i thought i would let you know how strict they are at corfu airport with you baggage we were 7kg over weight and had to pay 63 euros i really thought we were ok as all suncreams etc had gone but we noticed alot of people being charged today.It is 9 euro per kg over.
Message posted by tackou on 19 August 2008 at 7:40am - IP Logged
Just must be the luck of the drawer or depends what day it is when we flew home in July my hubby and I were both over (don't know why) took same home as we had coming, we were both about 4-5 kg over and they never batted an eyelid! Had reports the previous week though about people being charged. Just thought do you look dodgy!! LOL
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 19 August 2008 at 12:17pm - IP Logged
Perhaps their scales were "out" and the ground staff knew that......perhaps the reading you saw, wasn't accurate, but the grounf staff were able to work out the real weight? (not ideal, but worked in your favour?)
May sounds a bit far fetched, but you never know lol
we went to corfu in june for 3weeks.so had quite a bit of luggage.so when we came back we expected to pay alot of excess baggage.we were in shock when we were about 10 kilos over and we didnt get charged(wow there must be a god) the year before at manchester we got charged £42 with english bacon,bisto granuals and all the other stuff are greek friends want.
i think its pot luck who checkes you in and if they got out of the right side of bed tha morning.
Hey Trace, if thats the case (pardon the pun!) I'm glad it worked in our favour. I saw the reading on the scales and it was definately over. Just feel sorry for people who do get charged especially on there way home puts a bit of a damper on don't you think. Think thats the way things are going to go though in the future, put up the price of holidays and charge you extra for your luggage, but one thing is for sure it will never stop any of us returning to our beloved Corfu!
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 19 August 2008 at 9:29pm - IP Logged
I have said this time and time again ..You can ask for the calibration sheet to look at(if you know your self that you think or sure that your case in under).(it has to conform to the weights and measures ..If it was not done on the day how do you know if the scales are working properly and charging you for being over weight..)You have your rights)to ask...The way people bang there cases on them scales bound to be out at some point...
I got away with it last year travaling with air Malta to Corfu..My case came up at 21.5 and they wonted to charge me...For excess..knowing that i new my case was under at 19.5...Until i ask when did they last calibrate there machine(I wonted to see there calibration docket)....The reson being going out of Gatwick one year i was chrage £105 for excess(that was for four cases)...And never to be calt out again...Chris
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