Here is a hypothetical:
- Airline includes checked baggage allowance as part of ticket but passenger does not want to check luggage
- Airline is militant about carry-on size limit (7 kg), regardless of plane type or what other airlines with similar equipment do, and by the weigh, they don’t weigh passengers (a few with this 7 kg enforcement are Qantas, Air New Zealand and Fiji)
- Online check-in is not available so passenger must go to counter where bag is likely to be weighed
- Passenger happens to leave part of his carry-on contents with companion or in rental car for the weigh-in, then loads it back up for security check and departure, same size, takes up same space, but a bit heavier
Readers, what’s your take. How unethical? Any legitimate safety concern or airlines just grubbing for more money on check-in luggage?