If your bag is packed full -- and weighs more than 50 pounds, you know you'll either be taking stuff out or paying a fee. Chances are you're sweating out the weigh-in. But the airline baggage scales could be wrong.
CBS News and USA Today reported issues with the scales at Tucson International Airport.
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The day inspectors checked they found:
- Delta had four scales that weighed heavy. That's good for the airline, bad for the customer.
- United had one defective scale.
- Southwest had one scale that weighed light -- cutting customers a break.
- Scales on Alaska, American, and U-S Airways passed with no problem.
Arizona state inspectors took the bad scales out of service immediately to be fixed.
Of course, 2 Wants to Know wanted to find out how often airports are checked in North Carolina. The state inspects our airport scales once a year. We're digging deeper into recent inspections at PTI, RDU, and Charlotte Douglas. We'll let you know what we find.