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if someone travels away off Island on Government or other official business and at taxpayers / ratepayers expense and if they then have free time not attending something on Government / Council business and are able to sight see / shop etc etc is that element of the trip a perk or benefit ? are there rules about this? could please maybe an accountant or someone can tell us... thanks
I have just travelled by Flybe from Southampton to the Isle of Man with my luggage in a small suitcase which I have used on many occasions. This I had understood complied with aircraft travel conditions as it easily fits in overhead luggage racks. However this time the check- in receptionist at Southampton asked me to place the bag on the scales. It weighed 8.7kgm. Then she asked me to place it in the apparatus to check the measurements. The length turmed out to be 4cm over their limit due to the handle. As a result I was asked to pay £30 extra i.e. approximately another 50% on the fare. I regard this charge as excessive. It appears to me that the 12 passengers who boarded the 78 seater aircraft were being closely monitored to reduce the loss Flybe must have incurred on this part of the journey. Passengers checking into all the Flybe flights were routinely being referred for excesss baggage. What experiences on charges have you had? Perhaps they should be collated to enable Government to amend the passenger charter.