Luggage scales, if you can buy them at a decent price, are immensely useful. The flight industry has been totally shaken up by the introduction of low-cost flying, which has left nanny brands, like BA, reeling.
Low cost carriers are, however, cheeky. They seemed such a great thing at first – “How can it be possible for them to make money when I’m paying a penny to fly to a European destination”, you might have once asked.
And then, slowly but surely, they started to charge for basics, not extras, but basics. One of their most confusing costs relates to luggage, which is where luggage scales can help to keep your costs down. Luggage needs to weigh under a certain amount or you’re hit with obscene penalties that make flying budget extremely expensive (for the service you receive). So beat them at their own game and invest in some luggage scales. Just one set of luggage scales costs less than the penalties for going over your luggage allowance just once!