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    moggy1923
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        Travelled out of UK with Thomas Cook, no problem being slightly overweight, nothing said.

        On way back from Heraklion, everyone who had suitcase over 20kgs was given a bit of paper and told to go to that counter to pay, I think 17Euro a kilo. Saw someone pay 57euro no augument for 3 kilos, wondered what was so precious. I would have taken something out to wear or give away. I was overweight and took out stuff to wear.

        Thomas Cook Heraklion said they were doing this all summer from Heraklion

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        UTID Paul
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            We were stung by Monarch for 1 kilo overweight from Manchester in June and similarly for 1 kilo from Heraklion in October. Doesn’t seem that long ago that 20 kilo’s overweight didn’t incur charges on flights back to the UK.

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                I now avoid Thos Cook like the plague, the charter configuration on their aircraft is shocking the seating is cramped even for short people.

                Allowances for baggage with Jet 2 are much more generous. My neighbours manage with hand baggage only (10kgs) most times with them when travelling out. They are extending their flight season next year from Newcastle to the end of October.

                Personally my problem is keeping weight down outbound, extras for the house and treats for neighbours to bring. Going home I am always comfortably within the limits.

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                    Someone we know had the exact weight permitted in his case in Gatwick, the scales in Gatwick said differently and said he was 10 kilos over, he took out a portable weighing thing with a hook,weighed his bag and it said 20 kilo`s.

                    They couldn`t argue as he insisted the bag was put on another scale there to proove his bag had the correct weight, the other check in weighing machine said the bag was 4 kilos over, the excuse was …. So sorry our weigh in scales must be faulty.

                    Be warned, it is a fix to get people to pay extra so keep a portable weighing machine in your pocket.

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                        When I went to the UK earlier this year there was a man in the queue in front of me with one of these weighing scales.
                        He was running around weighing everyones case for them, quite hilatious! :D
                        these scales are just meant as a rough guide and their accuracy is not necessarily correct, as are any scales come to that, as we ladies know from our bathroom scales don’t we?

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                        moggy1923
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                            68167F4A515E5E514C504B380 wrote: We were stung by Monarch for 1 kilo overweight from Manchester in June and similarly for 1 kilo from Heraklion in October. Doesn’t seem that long ago that 20 kilo’s overweight didn’t incur charges on flights back to the UK.

                            UITD PAUL, curious what was the charge with Monarch for 1kilo and why you did not take a kilo of clothing out to wear?
                            or were you more than 1 kilo overweight and they let you off with only paying for 1kilo?

                            Once with Ryanair, I was asked by the check-in when i was 1.5kilos over their meager 15kilos, if there might be room in my handluggage to not incur the charge, there was and be warned Ryanair do check their handlugage allowance at the departure gate, I was within my allowance. All good wishes moggy

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                            UTID Paul
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                                Hi Moggy, Can’t remember the exact cost as I was still reeling from the price of breakfast at Manchester Airport! I do know that before we’d got on the plane I’d spent nearly £50.
                                My wife was wearing 3 layers of clothes already and hand baggage was exactly 5 kg. Short of taking off the 3 security straps that we now use plus locks etc it hardly seems worth the effort. I wouldn’t mind but half the weight was magazines/wallpaper and clothes for friends in Crete, in future they can order on the internet!
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                                    UTID Paul, thanks for your response. What surprised me was the chap who paid £57 for his 3kilos and he was lighly dressed, at least your wife/U were wearing extra. Have sent you a PM.

                                    best moggy

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