Time to start packing to fly home again. As usual, I fear that my luggage will be over the permitted weight limit. And it's not always that I have access to weighing scales. I've had a few experiences going down on my knees on airport floors in a mad scramble to re-pack and spread weight between check-in bags and the hand luggage. After breaking into puddles of sweat managing to re-pack, to still find that ONE suitcase is ONE pound over the limit - arrrggh!!! And to look at a gorilla twice my size standing in the parallel queue grinning at my plight! @#$%$!! Why is there no limit for passengers' body weight?
After all, the plane carries both the person and the luggage after all. How is it fair that a 100-kg man gets to carry 2 pieces (excluding hand luggage) of 23 kg each (100+23+23 = 146 kg) while my total is just 116 kg (70+23+23)? That's a difference of 30 kg, an extra check-in luggage that the other guy is carrying aboard the plane in his TUMMY! What we need is a grand total (body weight + luggage weight) weight limit policy! I will not allow to be discriminated against just because I'm thin. Until then, I threaten to wear ten layers of clothing, stuff every single pocket and bodily orifice with admissible things, and get on the plane!