I wanted my trip to
The weight limit for checked luggage on a Delta flight is 50 pounds. The rule is straightforward, if your luggage weighs too much, you either miraculously make it lighter, or pay a fee. I was well aware of this new rule when I departed from
Throughout the packing process I had kept the weight limit in mind. With every comfy walking shoe and travel size toiletry I considered the impact it would have on the overall weight. Finally, the night before my flight I brought the bathroom scale into my room. Zipping up my suitcase, I balanced the whole thing on the scale– beep! Perfect, enough underweight to fill with souvenirs.
Throughout our amazing trip we traveled all around
Our last morning in
My bag weighed in at a hefty 65 pounds. I was unsure if I should laugh or cry; I had almost expected it, but I didn’t know what to do. I grabbed my suitcase and frantically started unpacking while still in line. Shoes were shoved in plastic bags; olive oil was tossed into friends’ luggage; and toiletries were thrown away. Throughout this frenzy security was yelling at me in Spanish; apparently I wasn’t supposed to have my bag open in this area. I’m sure it was quite comical for the rest of the people in line waiting to check their bags, especially when I pulled a rock out. How ironic, the girl with a rock has a bag over the weight limit! Once I had taken out a satisfactory amount I had my bag reweighed. Success, 47 pounds! I would have done a victory dance in the name of frugal traveling, but I was too weighed down with the four overflowing plastic bags, jammed carry-on, and purse that I now had to carry onto the flight.
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