I fly on Lufthansa occasionally, mainly between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. I only have a carry on and I know they have a weight limit. The thing is while they do sometimes check the weight of the bag if I go to the counter to check in they will also sometimes check the weight at the gate, right before the flight boards, so you can't go back through security and put anything too heavy from your bag in your car. I was wondering if there is a website or anything that had an extensive list of all the airlines and their tendencies to try to screw over passengers like this. Like is there a website somewhere that says Lufthansa does this occasionally, some other airline does it all the time and is basically their standard practice, and some third airline maybe has no reported instances of this?
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I do not know of any web-sites with that information. In Australia Jetstar is notorious for using a portable set of scales on a trolley at the gate lounge. It is random, not at every gate lounge and not at every airport but I have seen it in operation several times at Gold Coast and Melbourne. If your carry-on, including any handbags or computer bags, exceeds 7kg you will be charged a high price. I learned the hard way the first time. I was less than 2kg over: $50.00.