Expert Traveler Accessories Asks Can Airport Scales Always Be Trusted?
(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 30, 2015 ) San Francisco, CA -- When Checking -In luggage at the Airport, travelers and airport staff trust that the Luggage scale at the Counter is reading accurately .All scales require regular callibration to ensure that measurement is constant and correct.
A customer recently forwarded their experience "An airline recently tried to charge an enormous excess fee for a backpack that was five pounds overweight. After re-shuffling the contents of the bag on the floor of the terminal Easy to Use Pocketsize Luggage Scale ,we moved one light pair of shoes from one bag to another and ended up being five pounds underweight .This was so extreme that we decided to check out for ourselves. A fellow traveler shared their pocket luggage scale. We weighed the shoes separately and found that they actually weighed only 2 pounds ! If we had more time we would have taken this further with airport management, but it makes you really question how much extra revenue is made through scales weighing inaccurately"
Although scales at airports are supposed to be calibrated on a regular basis, missed maintenance or normal wear and tear can sometimes lead to inaccurate readings.In a recent audit of 196 airline scales by the 'Arizona Department of Weights and Measures' only 71% of scales Complied with regulation standards whilst 57 individual scales recorded at 22 airline ticket counters reported the following faults - Inaccurate Scales, Devices not starting at zero and General maintenance issues. Our inspections are conducted to protect consumers from unwarranted overcharges" said Kevin Tyne" the Director of the Department of Weights and Measures. "Inspecting before the busy holiday season actually begins, affords the airline industry the ability to mitigate any scale issues early, and provides industry with useful data concerning their in-house maintenance programs" added Tyne.
To ensure against any descrepancies that can lead to avoidable Excess Fees, Expert Traveler Accessories recommends ,individual travelers themselves, double checking with the digital luggage scale .The device is the only Luggage Scale with a built-In overload Indicator light that warns the Traveler that the baggage is over the standard weight. It allows people the opportunity to request that luggage is re-weighed on another airport scale if there are any discrepancies.
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