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A Simple Travel Accessory That Could Save You Money and Time

Written by Charlie

Savvy travelers are always on the lookout for items which can help their travel go more smoothly. Sometimes, the items that make the biggest difference come at the smallest cost. That is what this can be for you.

Blanzza Digital Scale

One of the fees that has come about in the last decade and hit travelers very hard is the bag fees. Sure, you can avoid having to pay it if you have the airline’s credit card or if you are traveling overseas and only going to take one bag. However, you can still face the annoying bag fee that pops out at you when you are just over the allotted weight. How many times have you weighed your bag at home on the bathroom scale and saw that it was fine only to get to the airport and find it is 3 pounds too heavy? You give the airline agent a sorrowful look but they only respond that you can pay the overweight fee or take stuff out.

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simple travel accessory

Great digital luggage scale

That can be really annoying. Not only is it annoying, but it can also be avoided just by carrying a simple accessory with you in your travels. My wife got me this a number of years ago and it is the perfect accessory. We can show up to the airport in confidence that our bags are all under the limit because we weigh them with this scale. In fact, on our last trip back here to Europe (“home”), we had about 8 bags that were at 49.5lbs or right at the 50lb limit! The agent couldn’t believe we were that accurate, but we knew why!

I know there are many luggage scales out there, but this is the only one I have experience with – the Lewis and Clark Blanzza digital scale. And the reason that it is the only one I have experience with is because it is the only one I have ever needed. It has kept working in spite of a lot of drops on the floor or being thrown and dropped (can happen when you are in a hurry!). The batteries last an incredible amount of time and the strap has been extremely durable. When we were coming over here last year, we were checking some of our bags and found them to be at 90lbs! We were allowed to take 70lbs each and did not believe that those bags were actually weighing in at 90lbs! Well, we weighed each of them with the scale and the strap did not give at all, even with a weight up to 100lbs.

Another nice feature about the scale is that it can be used in metrics as well. If you travel in Europe, you have to be very precise (with some airlines) on the weight. Their weight rules are set in kilograms. So, if you can see it on the screen in kilograms and not have to do guesswork or conversions, all the better! This scale has saved me a lot of time, hassle, and money and I know it could do the same for you. It may just be the best $20 you ever spent for travel! If that is too much, there is another luggage scale that gets excellent reviews and costs quite a bit less. It is the Camry 110lbs Luggage Scale.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.