Budget Travel comes right out and says that airport scales often lie. Scales at several major airports aren't properly calibrated, which means passengers are paying hefty fees for overweight luggage when their bags aren't actually too heavy. Brandon Macsata of the Association For Airline Passenger Rights recommends that passengers weigh their bags at home first; if the airport scale seems off, ask that your bags be weighed on a different scale.
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