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A favor to ask of the conference staff
« on: April 25, 2015, 09:21:13 AM »
I imagine a lot of people will be flying to San Diego. It would be a very nice touch if the conference could provide a scale to weigh our luggage at the hotel(s). I'm sure some folk on the conference committee would have access to one. While not 100 percent accurate of course, attendees packing beer in their suitcases could have an idea if they're over or under weight before finding out the hard way at the airport.
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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 03:06:40 AM »
You should be able to get a compact luggage scale at any big box store.  They have a small strap that wraps the handle of your suitcase and then you pick it up and it reads the weight.  Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EZG9X4?gclid=CMmLjM3-ksUCFZeDaQodg0oAQA

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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 03:07:47 AM »
Some brew suitcases have this built into the handles.

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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 03:17:34 AM »
My wine check is pretty much set.  You can put up to a case of bombers and/or 750s and it will be around 35 pounds.

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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 08:44:27 AM »
You should be able to get a compact luggage scale at any big box store.  They have a small strap that wraps the handle of your suitcase and then you pick it up and it reads the weight.  Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EZG9X4?gclid=CMmLjM3-ksUCFZeDaQodg0oAQA

Checked it out.  Amazing. Didn't realize such a thing existed. Sometimes I'm still living in the '90's.
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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 06:23:37 PM »
Check the gym in your hotel. There is a good chance it has a scale.
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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 03:48:52 PM »
I imagine a lot of people will be flying to San Diego. It would be a very nice touch if the conference could provide a scale to weigh our luggage at the hotel(s). I'm sure some folk on the conference committee would have access to one. While not 100 percent accurate of course, attendees packing beer in their suitcases could have an idea if they're over or under weight before finding out the hard way at the airport.

When NHC was at the Town & Country a few years ago, I asked at the front counter, and they let me use the scale on their loading dock. 

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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 08:27:55 PM »
Check the gym in your hotel. There is a good chance it has a scale.

Can you tell that I don't visit many hotel gyms?
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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 08:34:08 PM »
I imagine a lot of people will be flying to San Diego. It would be a very nice touch if the conference could provide a scale to weigh our luggage at the hotel(s). I'm sure some folk on the conference committee would have access to one. While not 100 percent accurate of course, attendees packing beer in their suitcases could have an idea if they're over or under weight before finding out the hard way at the airport.

Another way to handle this is checking full cases of bombers as luggage.  Most airlines will allow.  When in the bay area last year, we strapped two cases of Pliney together, and it was only 48lbs.  Cost us $25.  Well worth it. 

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Re: A favor to ask of the conference staff
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2015, 01:03:09 AM »

Check the gym in your hotel. There is a good chance it has a scale.

Can you tell that I don't visit many hotel gyms?
You don't know what you're missing! That flat bench thingy where bulky sweaty guys lift heavy metal discs is a great place to nap.