Brits carry too much baggage
It seems that us Brits like to take too many things with us on a summer holiday
A new study from Kelkoo has revealed that last year British air passengers paid a total of £186 million in excess baggage charges.
The website found that on average limits were exceeded by 3.5 kilos and around 27 per cent of those set to jet off this summer believe that will again go over the allowed weight limit.
Of those who incurred charges last year, 37 per cent were flying with budget airlines, while 20 per cent were on chartered flights
The average charge for excess baggage works out to be £13.20 on budget carriers, while it is cheaper on charter and scheduled flights at £7.15 and £7.46 respectively.
Some nine per cent of travellers said that they had guessed or had no idea what the baggage weight limit was before travelling to the airport, while 22 per cent said that they did not weigh their luggage prior to checking in.
Posted by Nicole Maher