今朝6時福岡空港JALにて手荷物２つ預けたところ、１つが4キロ重量オーバーで1万９千800円の支払いと言われました！それは安い時の福岡と東京間往復運賃に相当します。手荷物の重量制限は1人2個までで１個当たり23キロ（50ポンド)だそう。 I was told to pay $220 for the weight overage of 4 kg (8.7 Lbs) on one suitcase this morning at 6 am, at JAL check-in counter at Fukuoka Airport! $220 will pay for a discounted round trip air ticcket between Fukuoka and Tokyo. The baggage allowance is 2 baggages of 23 kg (50 Lbs) each for a passenger.
7分ぐらいゴネていると、遠くで見守っていた母が『さっさと行きなさい。私が出してあげる。高いわね。』と二万円出す。 受付係員のスーパーバイザーらしき人が横で耳打ちし、5000円に負けてくれました。 I was told the baggages will be taken care until Los Angeles airport, the final destination. This time I flew American Airline for international flights and JAL (Japan Airline) for domestic flights. They have world alliance partnership. At any rate, it's SO Expensive!
After negotiating for 7 minutes, my mother who was watching us from a distance came over and said, "Why don't you pay and go right away. I will pay for it. It's so expensive!". She handed 20,000 yen ($220).
Then a supervisor whispered to the check-in attendant and lowered the fee to 5000 yen ($55).
飛行機に乗車したあと、何が重くなった原因か考えると、昨日博多駅の書店で買った女性雑誌『Non-No ノンノ』6月号や瓶入りゆずこしょうホットソース4本。 Upon riding on the flight, I wondered which items were heaevy? I bought a heavy and thick women's magazine called "non-no" June issue and four bottles of Yuzu-hot sauces in glass jars yesterday at Hakata station.
Next time I will make sure the bagggage don't go over the 23 kg (50 Lbs) allowance and I will try to get magazines and heavy souveniours after I check in at the airport..... I saw many passengers buying lots of souvenior after checking-in, althougth a carry-on baggabe allowance is one bag per person.
I plan to purchase bottled liquors at the duty free shop at Narita Airpot after embarkation process. There is 7 hours between the domestic flight and the international flight to Los Angeles, so I am killing time at a coffee shop at Narita Airport right now. Internet Access fee is 500 yen ($5.7) by credit card for 24 hours. It was my first visit to Japan in two years, so I forgot those baggage allowance tips. Maybe avid international travelers won't make this kind of mistakes.
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