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Old 21.08.2014, 17:57
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Zurich airport staff in baggage fine prize draw

Source is dodgy
http://www.thelocal.ch/20140821/zuri...ine-prize-draw

but seriously, if this is true then this is a new low on customer servicing in Switzerland..

not sure I am if I am going to choose Swiss Air as default going forward , even though it looks like I will be stuck with Zurich airport for most air travel

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Old 21.08.2014, 18:02
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not sure I am if I am going to choose Swiss Air as default going forward even if I cannot ignore Zurich airpor
Eh, what?
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Old 21.08.2014, 18:15
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Re: Zurich airport staff in baggage fine prize draw

How can it be a fine? Surely it is a fee - for a service received - in this case carraige above the amount specified in the original contract.
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Old 21.08.2014, 18:43
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How can it be a fine? Surely it is a fee - for a service received - in this case carraige above the amount specified in the original contract.
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...njagd-10103631


The staff is said to target older or otherwise inexperienced travelers who are not aware that they can re-pack some luggage to avoid the excess-charges.
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Old 21.08.2014, 18:54
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Re: Zurich airport staff in baggage fine prize draw

This is normal. There has long been staff incentives for dishing out excess baggage charges and also selling upgrade, extra legroom seats etc. the airlines make a lot of money out of this, they know staff need an incentive to not let excess baggage slide!
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Old 22.08.2014, 13:26
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SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

Read it this morning in 20min.

Reward is in the form of a draw for 2 free SWISS tickets when the target of the overweight fines has been met. So far it is in Zurich airport, but could expand to other airports.

Heads up! Expect them to be a bit tougher on any extra few grams.
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Old 22.08.2014, 13:33
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

the rotters, they also did this yesterday:

Zurich airport staff in baggage fine prize draw

you're saying it's going to be a daily occurrence?
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Old 22.08.2014, 13:36
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

About time one airline adopted a stand.

The times I've travelled with the family, and painstakingly checked our luggage wasn't overweight (unlike the missus), only to see others at check-in blatantly taking the piss - and getting away with it ..... despite everything that the airlines declare about charging for excess baggage, or sending it on a later flight.

I know it happens, but I've never seen it.
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Old 22.08.2014, 13:40
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

Phew, you mean the luggage. I thought we would have to start entering our BMIs and paying accordingly when flying!
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Old 22.08.2014, 13:55
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

Didn't notice it was posted yesterday, I've searched the forum and it didn't show up.

@Mods, feel free to delete the thread
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Old 22.08.2014, 14:04
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Phew, you mean the luggage. I thought we would have to start entering our BMIs and paying accordingly when flying!
Tbh this is the way it should be.

People have to pay extra for more luggage and more weight means more fuel etc so a 150kg chub chub with 20kgs should pay more than a 80kg average with 20kgs.
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

you have a better thread title if that helps....plus a more credible source
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Didn't notice it was posted yesterday, I've searched the forum and it didn't show up.

@Mods, feel free to delete the thread
They'll be pleased you've given your OK - it makes all the difference, when the thread 'owner' gives permission for their thread to be deleted.
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Re: SWISS to reward employees charging fines for extra weight

I expected something like fat people having to pay more...
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Tbh this is the way it should be.

People have to pay extra for more luggage and more weight means more fuel etc so a 150kg chub chub with 20kgs should pay more than a 80kg average with 20kgs.

With 4-seater GA planes, it's imperative that passenger weights are known for weight and balance calculations.
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They'll be pleased you've given your OK - it makes all the difference, when the thread 'owner' gives permission for their thread to be deleted.
I make it easier for them to find and hey... it has a better title!
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Re: Zurich airport staff in baggage fine prize draw

In Geneva a few weeks ago Swiss was using automated bag drop machines that don't let you go more than 1kg over, the first time I'd seen such things. You weigh the bag yourself and if it's OK you put on the tags it gives you, no staff required. Looking sheepishly at the machine didn't persuade it to let my overweight bags through.
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. Looking sheepishly at the machine didn't persuade it to let overweight bags through.
what, even if she had a passport?

<hides, sorry couldn't resist>
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Old 22.08.2014, 14:53
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In Geneva a few weeks ago Swiss was using automated bag drop machines that don't let you go more than 1kg over, the first time I'd seen such things. You weigh the bag yourself and if it's OK you put on the tags it gives you, no staff required. Looking sheepishly at the machine didn't persuade it to let my overweight bags through.
Done it with KLM in Amsterdam. Pretty cool!


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Phew, you mean the luggage. I thought we would have to start entering our BMIs and paying accordingly when flying!
Already done
http://www.samoaair.ws/index.php/boo.../pay-by-weight
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