Yesterday upon check in for our flight from PUJ(Punta Cana) to YHZ(Halifax), we watched the check in attendant weigh our luggage, one bag weighed 27.6 pounds (top light) while the bottom light was in KGS, our other bag weighed 32.7 pounds. The attendent turned to me & said we were 10 pounds overweight. I laughed at him & he said he wanted $4 US per KG that we were over. I told him we were allowed 20 KG each which was approximately 44 pounds per bag & told him we were underweight as there were two of us. He said “you not going to pay” I said I certianly am not! He laughed & said OK & he then asked for the departure money and sent us through with no problem. We stood there waiting for our friends who were behind us.
Our friends went through, gave him their tickets, ID"s & 20.00 each for departure tax. He pocketed the money, checked their ID’s & then asked for the departure money two minutes later they told him he put it in his pocket. He argued with them & said he didn’t & then he seen us watching & magicly found it in his pocket.
Be careful & hold on to your departure money till they ask for it. Watch the scales for your weight of your luggage. lbs & KGs are clearly marked, beaware!
Put your paper money in your pocket going through customs people are having money stolen out of their wallets while its in the xray machine loose in the bin.