Baggage Handler: 'Airline Passenger Packed The Kitchen Sink'

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.gadling.com/2013/04/01/baggage-handler-airline-passenger-packed-the-sink/

    When it comes to packing for a vacation, there are those travelers who are minimalists, and then there are those out there who pack for every contingency. Imogen Needitall, a traveler from Atlanta, falls into the latter category. The 39-year-old caught the attention of airline staff after her oversized baggage got stuck in a conveyer belt passageway. A search of the passenger's luggage revealed an 18-guage stainless steel kitchen sink.

    Needitall's excess baggage was first flagged when she went to check in for her flight between Atlanta and Nairobi. "Not only did her suitcase exceed the allowed dimensions, it was also 50 pounds over the weight limit," says check-in agent Alissa Jones. To avoid paying hefty excess baggage fees, the airline urged Needitall to remove some of the items from her checked luggage. "Like a lot of travelers, I figured she had just packed too many shoes," said Jones, "but to my surprise, the passenger started pulling out pots and pans - you know, the kind you cook with. She also began to remove some cutlery from her suitcase, but I had to stop her because we don't allow sharp objects to be carried onto the flight."

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    Happy April Fools Day, all.
     
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    Is this meant to be a joke? It is extremely common for passengers to check-in kitchen sinks, toilet commodes, etc.. on flights into Africa.
     
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    Interesting point, didn't think of that. I know people that bring item backs to Ecuador for family members.
    Things they can't get or afford.
     
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