First the counter agent tells me that my bag is overweight so I take it 30 feet from the counter and put it on the scale across the aisle and it weighs less than 50 lbs. but the counter agent instructs me to open it up and rearrange stuff anyway. Who knew a fleece jacket weighed a pound and a half? They understood I had a flight to catch, right? Did they not see the stress in my facial expressions on being able to get to the airport two hours ahead of my scheduled flight; packing for hours; finding a parking spot for the car; then a shuttle and getting all these bags to the counter? Did they not smell the sweat from getting these bags here?
Who calibrates these machines? Why don’t they say the same weight? Why do the airlines go by the scale in front of them but not the one 30 feet away? How can they not be the same weight? The airline knows I have a flight to catch, right?