This is a warning to travellers using the Cancun airport.
The weigh scales at the check-in counters are off. Way off.
Almost everyone on our flight was over their limit on the return journey which made for some very angry travellers.
How can you be 7 kilos over when all you purchased was two t-shirts and a plastic pail? And when you were 3 kilos under on the way down? That's 22 pounds!
At $20 US a kilogram for overweight baggage, it would have meant $140 added to my bill.
I took out everything I could carry, wear or shift into a carryon.
What galls the most is that we were 3 passengers with just 2 pieces of luggage! If I had brought a third piece of luggage, I would have been fine even though I'd actually be taking more weight on to the plane!
This is a scam to pluck more money from tourists and should be investigated.
Almost ruined my trip.