|Save Your Pennies|
October 23rd, 2008
|Save Your Pennies|
|Watch your Weight|
Travel Age West
Balanzza, makers of the first digital luggage scale for travelers, announces the release of its new model, the Ergo. This improved model comes equipped with a more visible LCD display and ergonomic handle, which makes it easier than ever to weigh your luggage before arriving at the airport. Balanzza helps travelers avoid unexpected overweight charges at the airline ticket counter, as well as the inconvenience and embarrassment of having to redistribute belongings on the airport floor.
The Ergo comes at a time where airlines have begun charging for the first piece of checked luggage and overweight fees are rapidly increasing. Overweight fees are added to the checked luggage fees, which means one piece of overweight luggage can cost travelers an upwards of $65 to $100 depending on the airline (see fee chart below). The need for travelers to pack smart and weigh their luggage has never been more evident.
“We’re very excited to bring travelers the new and improved Balanzza Ergo model in the midst of all the fee changes among all the airline carriers,” said Ronald Kritzler, president of Balanzza. “Balanzza saves travelers money and allows them to be informed and prepared when they reach the airline counter. The Ergo’s new contoured design and easy to read display makes it easier for travelers of all ages to use.”
Weighing only 8 oz and with its compact size, Balanzza Ergo is easy to pack and assist you on your way back from any trip. Whether you are returning with souvenirs and gifts or brochures and samples from a business trip, your luggage can often weigh more than it did when you left home. The Balanzza Ergo digital luggage scale is always with you to help you save money by avoiding excess weight surcharges.
How does it work? With Balanzza Ergo, you simply secure the scale to the handle by using the scale’s strong strap (no hooks). Next, you lift the luggage with one or two hands with the unit’s ergonomic handle and the automatic hold feature will beep indicating that the weight has been registered and stored on the display. Then, set the luggage down on the floor and read the weight on the large digital display.