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Weighing hand luggage at CDG security now

Old Feb 27th, 2017, 06:19 AM
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Agree with Alice. I see people allowed on with 3 big shopping bags, a carry-on piece of luggage and a huge purse ! No one seems to say a word. Getting overhead bin space is a nightmare. That is why I now travel with only a bag that fits under the seat - or - I check my carry-on bag (which I hate to do, but it has become a headache to actually carry it on).
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 08:33 AM
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If the point is to prevent customers from having to bring an overweight carry-on back to check-in to pay, and then go through security again, then perhaps I could see this making sense. However, it seems to me it would have to be treated as a case by case situation, depending on what flight you're on and what class of ticket you carry.

I will be at CDG soon enough and see for myself.
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 09:32 AM
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I bet they weren't forcing people to weigh their duty-free purchases, even if the weight they add to their hand luggage goes over the limit.
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 09:40 AM
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Most of the passengers have not made their duty free purchases yet at CDG when they go through security. Only the passengers in transit might already have Something -- and not bottles, as we all know.
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 11:32 AM
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Right but even if they don't go over the limit when they reach security, all it takes is a bottle or two of French wine or Cognac to go over the limit.

Guess weight is not an issue if French commerce benefits?
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 01:09 AM
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guenmai and I must have left form the same terminal. The scale is right at the very beginning where AF checks passports and BP to let you into the security line. I was shocked and we were lucky.. as I am sure BOTH pieces together would have been a tad over..

hopefully with this heads up someone is saved the hassle of going back to check-in.. and depending on how much time you have, missing your flight over that extra kilo.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 01:21 AM
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the KLM rep.
went around the gate collecting most of the hand luggage because there
was not enough room in the bins.


Ryanair has been doing this forever. I've even been required to check small bags that would have easily fit under the seat. They allow a certain number of bags on, and if you're near the end of the queue, you'll have to check yours.

They don't make you pay, unless the bag doesn't meet the carryon standards. However, you have to retrieve the bag at the luggage carousel, not planeside. This has caused me to miss a train once at Stansted.

Alitalia also tags bags that look a bit large, but you hand them over just before boarding the plane, and they let you retrieve them planeside on arrival.

I don't see how a camera bag could weight more than 12 kilos. Maybe Andrew was thinking pounds? 12 kilos is 26 pounds.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 05:46 AM
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The scale is right at the very beginning where AF checks passports and BP to let you into the security line.

Ah, well if AF is checking boarding passes to see if you are taking an AF flight before weighing things, I suppose it is their business. It reduces the amount of personnel required at each individual boarding gate.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 05:48 AM
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I'll be taking an AF flight in about 10 days and will see for myself.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 10:33 AM
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"I don't see how a camera bag could weight more than 12 kilos. Maybe Andrew was thinking pounds? 12 kilos is 26 pounds."

There are some large cameras, with lenses and other accessories.

People also pack laptops, mobile devices, battery packs, etc.

All stuff you really can't check in, either because if they get lost or stolen, the airlines won't reimburse enough to cover the costs or things like battery, which you're not suppose to check in.
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