Joke of the Day, 9/14/07

September 14, 2007, 7:00 am; posted by
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This joke’s not funny. It’s cruel.

Last night I took Chloe to the airport and we got up to the baggage counter. Rather than saying her meticulously packed bags were all right, the checker looked very concerned. “You’re 20 kilos over,” she said. Almost 50 pounds.

Why is that? Because this airline (Air Transat, THE WORST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD) has some dinky-donky, whiny baby, slush-puppy, rule about the weight of bags, one that differs from any other major airline that flies across the ocean. So they tell us we’ll need to pay $7 (Canadian) per kilo. $140 Canadian, which used to be about 20 bucks, but now is well over $100.

We went over to the cashier, who worked for Air Transat, the worst airline in the world. “We bought this online and there was NO information about luggage weight.”

“Oh! Did you read the terms and conditions?”

“I’M A LAWYER! OF COURSE I READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS! There was nothing there about luggage weight!”

“Oh. Well, did you go to our website? It’s on our website (, home of the worst airline in the world).”

“Why on earth would I go to your website when I bought the ticket on another website and they were going to mail me the tickets? There’s nothing on this ticket or in any information I received (from Air Transat, the worst airline in the world about your limit on baggage weight!”

“Well, you have to confirm on our website!”

“So I have to go to your website, after I’ve bought and paid for a ticket somewhere else, and closely examine all the small print that might be there.”

“Sir, it’s not small print.”

“It’s on your front page then?”

“There’s a link on our front page to that information.”

She went on to lie to me about her own travel habits, but that’s neither here nor there. I want you to know that I just went to their pathetic website, and it took me five clicks and ten minutes to find their baggage policy — in small print — which, fortunately for them, did agree with the amounts they quoted us.

But if Air Transat (the worst airline in the world) thinks that it’s heard the end of this, they are wrong. Dead wrong.

I’m going to get my $140 (Canadian) worth.


9 Comments to “Joke of the Day, 9/14/07”

  1. Tom on September 14th, 2007 11:13 am

    I love when he gets all quixotic.

  2. Rose on September 14th, 2007 11:16 am

    I love when you teach me new words.

  3. Steve on September 14th, 2007 11:19 am

    Air Transat is the worst airline in the world.

  4. Rodney Olsen on September 14th, 2007 6:34 pm

    I admit that they should have made their rules clearer but I’ve never known an airline not to have a weight limit on baggage.

  5. Steve on September 14th, 2007 8:43 pm

    Truth. My complaints were only that (a) their limit is unusually low and — more importantly — (b) we had no notice of the limit in the materials we were provided.

  6. Chloe on September 15th, 2007 5:39 pm

    Apparently Zoom Airlines does this, as well. Two of my friends took that airline and stayed within the weight limit. Nonetheless, they were FORCED to check their carry-ons (of which they were only allowed one each) because the airline “ran out of room,” and they promptly lost both, as well as one checked bag. Remarkable.

  7. Ethan on September 18th, 2007 10:32 pm

    Its stories like this (and other personal reasons) that has made me decide I will never ever fly on a commercial airline. EVER.

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