Davey Wavey Flies the Unfriendly Skies

Published Date Author: , May 31st, 2012

Unfriendly SkiesWhen my luggage weighed in at 62 pounds–some 12 pounds over the limit–on a recent trip to San Diego, I knew that I was in trouble.

Like many people who travel frequently, I’ve come to dread flying. The thing is, it doesn’t need to be that way. It almost seems like the airlines go out of their way to make the experience as unpleasant as possible.

When my luggage weighed in at 62 pounds–some 12 pounds over the limit–on a recent trip to San Diego, I knew that I was in trouble. I understood that there would be a fee–but I was shocked when the ticketing agent charged me $125 for the bag. I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the not-so-distant-future, airlines starts charging overweight passengers a fee for transporting their excess weight. After all, it takes additional jet fuel to transport all that mass.

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