I've put my tin hat on and am hunkered down in my bunker, so do what you will to me. I was stood in-line at the airport check-in. One of our bags was overweight, but the goods inside were important so we didn't ditch them. We paid the excess baggage charge. £360 (that's over $700 dontchaknow). What annoyed me is that I weigh 11st (70kg) and my lady weighs just over 6st (40kg). There was a family of 5 immediately behind us, the lightest of which must have been 18st (114kg). Can an aircraft differentiate between bodily and baggage weight? Should we not be required to stand on the scale and our overall weight (person + baggage) be deemed the criteria for any excess costs? Annoyed and £360 the lighter in pocket, I am (said in a Yoda stylee).