DW is usually close to the limit so packs a couple of heavier items where they are accessible so she can pull it out and put it in her carry-on. It hasn't been an issue. We weigh our bags on the bathroom scale. That appears to be accurate.
we have a whole suitcase of "baby stuff" going to baby jacob when we fly to maine on monday.
i have been bubble wrapping and packing for months for him. the bag is now up to 47 lbs using a scale similar to the one jacki linked.
ricky.......was your son able to pull out the 2 lbs worth of stuff and carry it on to avoid that $100 fee?
Pelican Pier at sunset with a bucket of Brights!
Sunsets at Bunker Bar
LG Smith Steakhouse, Paddock
One of the smartest travel items I've bought is my luggage scale. I make sure before I leave I am safe and always on the way home. I have to say I am getting better and better each year, after getting scolded a few years ago departing Aruba because I was a few lbs. over it was a little embarrassing. At least I got off with only a warning and a red face.