surprised by lines at checkin and baggage fees
my cousin was here from India and we took her to the airport when she was going back yesterday. she had checked one suitcase and carried on another on her way here.
i was surprised that she was able to carry on the smaller of the two, as it looked pretty big.
anyhow, when we got to the airport, the line for checking in at the air France/klm counter wrapped around the wazoo!
we later learned that we were directed to the wrong line - there was another, somewhat shorter, line for those who had checked in online and just had bags to drop.
when we got to the counter, we asked about checking the second bag, and were surprised that there was a $100 fee (this is IAD - DEL). she decided to carry on that second bag, but I'm curious whether the gate agent let her carry it on.
I remember when the northwest/klm agent wanted to check my aeronaut as I was boarding.
I told her about the aeronaut and the virtues of traveling without checking bags. let's see - perhaps next time...