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excess baggage

1. Literally, travel luggage that exceeds the dimensions of size or weight normally allowed on a plane or train, usually requiring a fee for it to be allowed onboard. My suitcase was only slightly over the weight limit, but the airline clerk still insisted on labeling my suitcase as excess baggage and slapping me with a fine.
2. Any person or thing that is unnecessary or unwanted and thus is or becomes burdensome. I know it's ungenerous, but Martin's younger brother has been nothing but excess baggage since we agreed to let him live with us.
3. A personal history, emotional disposition, or traumatic experience that is or becomes debilitating or burdensome in life. He carried the excess baggage of his abusive parents with him for years after leaving home. Her reclusiveness has become real excess baggage for her in recent months.
See also: baggage, excess
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Excess baggage fees are now divided into three geographical zones: the first is Finland, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and St.
I tried to explain what had happened but they weren't interested and we had to pay around 50 euros in excess baggage costs.
1, passengers with bags weighing 51 to 70 pounds will be charged a $25 excess baggage fee, while those with bags weighing 71 to 100 pounds will be charged a $50 fee.
5million in excess baggage fees was paid out by the Irish in the past year, with an average fee of [euro]46 per person.
Excess baggage must not exceed size and weight restrictions of: 100-lb.
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I was sitting among hugely overweight people and yet, ironically, I got charged for excess baggage for two rucksacks.
The Mail asks First Choice to send a copy of its terms and conditions and discovers it doesn't say anything about pre-booking under its section on excess baggage.
There will be no changes to excess baggage rates which will remain at E8 per kilo.
Other baggage related fees, including excess baggage and oversize fees, remain unchanged.
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The survey of 1,000 women also found they tend to pack more sun cream, make-up and hair appliances than they need and 29% said they had been caught out by excess baggage charges before.
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