DR airport tricks
Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:46 PM
in the DR
"At the airport they were nudging our luggage on the scale, to try and get it to go over 20kg. this was our limit and its $20 for every kilo you go over. Also they dont set the scale back to nought, so you need to watch for this. If they can get away with getting exccess money from you they will."
I am sure this isn't the case every time but beware.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:21 PM
Sometimes those TripAdvisor people will pick at just anything to rile things up. :-)
Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:25 PM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:41 PM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:21 PM
There were a couple people in our group of 15 that had to pay for excess weight, but it wasn't too much, and it wasn't too much of a surprise who it was.
Since we had our baby with us, my FI and I were taken to another line that they had just opened up for those with little children and the elderly. We put our bags on the scale and we went over the weight limit, but they let it go saying that we were allowed 30kg each. Sweet!
The guy in the line next to us was not so lucky, as his bag was over the 20kg limit and he had to pay a lot. Then he was standing behind us in line to do the tourist visa thing, and we told him that we were given 30kg each for our luggage. He decided to go back and ask them if it was 30kg or not. Somewhere between the line we were in and the ticket counter, he lost his boarding pass and tourist card. He had to pay for another boarding pass before he could get through the security gate and get in line to pay the $30 for another tourist visa! We had a good laugh with him about his expensive trip to get back home. Then when we landed, we made the comment about still having to get through Canadian customs without having to pay for something. The poor guy then had a 6 hour lay over before flying to Sask. At least he had a sense of humor about the whole thing.
This is not really anything bad about the DR airport, it is more bad luck for one unfortunate traveller! LOL
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