I’m learning the ropes of budget flights in Europe because I’m headed to Greece for an engineering education conference. Heather and Dave warned me about baggage limitations in Europe! (No wonder people wear so little on vacation at the beach here! They’re not allowed to bring more than a Speedo with them!)
My bag was 2cm too deep. It fit in the bin, actually, but the wheelbase hung over.
Penalty = 50 Euro for that leg of the flight alone. More than that flight cost! Someone in the customs line gave me a helpful tip: checking the bag online saves a little money. Thus, I bought airport wi-fi service (5 Euro) and paid “just” 31.25 Euro to check it for the second leg. The upside is that now I have wi-fi to commune with you!
Better luck to me next time! And luck I may need….
I just realized that although I brought my Irish Residency permit and passport, I didn’t carry my work permit with me (it’s a full sized page and I don’t normally carry it). I sure hope I can get back into Ireland without it! I’d better go ask the Irish Fulbright Office for advice….
It reminded me of when we were charged $2,000.00 for extra luggage and weight when we left Taiwan! Shock. I could have tossed clothes and both lots of new ones for that much $$, but we had no time to wait in line again. Good old credit card rescued us.
Yikes! You could have shipped a whole container for less than that!