This might be a piece of cake question for people going to the airports usually.

Is there any way to weigh my luggage before going to the kiosk of the airliner to take my ticket? If so, some rough description of where or what that is would be needed, so that I can actually find the place. :)

I am willing to spend time, but not money.

  • You mean to go at a kiosk that is not used at the time, put over my luggage @pnuts? Is this allowed? If so, I think this would be a fantastic idea, since the counter is visible to traveller, if I recall correctly...You could post an answer, I guess! :)
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:23
  • Correct @pnuts and that's a good question, +1, but for someone that is willing to spend time like me, finding an idle check-in counter should be possible, so please go on and post an answer, since I would like to look it up when the time to fly comes! :)
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:30
  • Does it have to be at the airport? Pharmacies often have scales for weighing yourself - you could use it to weigh your suitcase. (If it's very light, weigh yourself, then yourself holding your suitcase, and subtract.) Sep 9, 2016 at 17:32
  • Yes @NateEldredge it has to be at the airport, but thanks for the tip.
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:55
  • hi @gsamaras - yes, it's totally normal and commonplace to just walk up to any checkin desk at all and weight your luggage. if the check in desk is not in use, just go ahead. Even if it IS in use, simply say "Can I weigh this?" Of course they will want to help you.
    – Fattie
    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:34

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On terminal 2, near the American Airlines check-in counter, there are scales available for you to use.

  • scales -> today I learn a new word! :) Can you give an intuition where would the American Airlines check-in would be? Or it is super-obvious? I will arrive with BART to the airport.
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:55
  • I had to research that one myself before answering :)
    – hooray
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:56
  • I see, thank you very much! I made an edit to my comment, in case you haven't noticed.. :)
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 17:57
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    @gsamaras: AA is in Terminal 2, I think. From BART you take the AirTrain monorail to the various terminals. So get off at Terminal 2 and follow signs to ticketing. If your flight is from another terminal, you can go back to AirTrain and ride it to the appropriate terminal. Sep 9, 2016 at 18:10
  • Terminal 2, that would be the key @NateEldredge! hooray, I would suggest you to update the answer, mentioning that AA is in Terminal 2! :)
    – gsamaras
    Sep 9, 2016 at 18:12

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