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Not Happy Lufthansa

ing rip-off merchants. They want 75 Euros to check a bag.




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Everyone is following the budget airline model of cheap tickets but extortionate extras. I'm surprised your surprised !
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I've got 2 ing laptops to cart around.

You can't even "buy" the "reduced" bagcheck online.
Well, I can't find it.

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Presumably that's on a short-haul flight?

It's not all bad: flying back from LAX last year my wife tried to pay for her second case on line the evening before (we got the first one free), but their system wouldn't allow it. When we checked in the gate agent said "your other two cases aren't very heavy so I won't charge you for that".

Lufthansa used to be my airline of choice, but it does seem that over the last few years their standards have dropped considerably.
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Shirley this just makes airport security slower by
forcing everyone to only take carry-ons ?
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Maybe the airlines pay for the baggage handlers but not the security?
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If the fees weren't so extortionate and more proportionate to the actual costs people wouldn't get so annoyed by them.

To charge £50 for not checking in online or not printing your own boarding pass is extortion, it's not to cover the admin fees as they are just a few pence for paper and ink (the staff are already there) it's a fine, but they arnt allowed to fine you so it becomes an admin fee. Bags aren't that heavy compared to a person so to charge £50 per leg is extortion, there are more costs involved - fuel and baggage handlers (they are already there too tho) so a small charge can be seen as acceptable, but only if it was closer to the actual cost... Say £10 not £50



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it. The bag is too heavy.
Work can pay.

That'll be 700 Euros including the ticket.
Ripoff.
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It is all explained to you on the website no? Printing your boarding pass and checking in online takes 5 minutes at home, plus they send you about 100 e-mails and texts reminding you to do it, why wouldn't you do that ? I don't know about you lot but I have a clever device for checking the weight of my bags at home, scales. Its like speed cameras, you know where they are but you still get caught, whose fault is that ?

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That's by the by. Doesn't remove the fact that it's pure profiteering, costs them pence but charge £50

Just looked at booking our seats for our New York trip, £25 each per flight.... And extra £100 just to choose the seat, it doesn't cost them diddly squat
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There was no link to check-in/pay-for baggage online.

And the queues were horrendous. So I just took the bag as hand luggage.

No room in the overhead lockers (as there was some Sixt corp shindig
in Monaco this weekend, going by the number of orange bags & horrendous
puffa-jackets) and the bag wouldn't go under the seat either. No one complained.

Heigh-ho, what's a bit of un-safety compared to gouging your passengers?
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That's by the by. Doesn't remove the fact that it's pure profiteering, costs them pence but charge £50

Just looked at booking our seats for our New York trip, £25 each per flight.... And extra £100 just to choose the seat, it doesn't cost them diddly squat
Did you pay it? Only by not paying the charges will you win, if you pay them then it just reinforces the airline's decision that charging is the correct thing to do as people will no doubt pay.
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Did you pay it? Only by not paying the charges will you win, if you pay them then it just reinforces the airline's decision that charging is the correct thing to do as people will no doubt pay.
I haven't yet, but I don't really have a choice tho do I... There isn't an alternative other than risking it at the airport
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I haven't yet, but I don't really have a choice tho do I... There isn't an alternative other than risking it at the airport
You still get a seat right? Just don't pay, take your chances.

In fact I think I'd happily pay not to have to sit next to the mrs & kids
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Just out of curiosity I've had a look at Lufthansa's baggage allowances; unless you're flying Economy Light within Europe the fare includes the first bag up to 23kg, so LH is no different to any other so-called Legacy Carrier.

My wife has never mastered the art of travelling light, so for anything over a few days away she insists on taking two suitcases. Over the last few years she's paid for a second bag on United, Delta & Lufthansa - she says they all charge a similar price. She also commented that LH didn't allow extra bags to be included in the booking - the earliest it could be done was at on-line check-in.

This year she avoided the extra bag cost on Virgin Atlantic by booking Premium Economy - no charge for choosing seats either! An expensive way of saving a few quid, though . . .

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It's Lufthansa Regional so all "Economy Light" I guess.

I don't use Luftwaffe longhaul.

As I said, no way to say you want to check baggage when doing online check-in.
Just a vague message saying you can buy a checked luggage slot. Somewhere.
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Lufthansa is an acronym apparrently for Let Us Fondle The Hostess And Not Say Anything
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It's paying for services or costs that are simply not incurred, I don't mind paying to cover a genuine cost, it's when they profit from it that I have a problem with.
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Half a sandwich in a box as refreshment.

Half a ing sandwich.

Tight feckers.
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[QUOTE=Tata4Now;14077489]Half a sandwich in a box as refreshment.

Half a ing sandwich.

Tight feckers.[/QUOT
Have you ever experienced a German Vings pumpernickel sandwich?
Abrasive and wicking and windershurnlich.
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