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Old Jun 30, 17, 9:49 am   #1
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JFK to TXL - does airberlin actually weight carry-on and hand luggage?

I know there's tons of questions like these, but since it's pretty specific to the airport, has anyone travelled with airberlin out of JFK? Did they weigh your carry-on and/or your hand luggage? If your luggage was overweight, were they lenient?
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Old Jul 1, 17, 9:06 am   #2
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I don't know about JFK->TXL, but if you are returning the same route, then the risk is pretty high in TXL. Experienced this at least twice, and once was forced to check in.
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1 data point. Flew from JFK this past Jan, did not weigh my hand baggage in either direction.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 1:33 am   #4
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Never seen them checking the baggage weight...

Note: last time I flew with hand baggage only, TSA has not accepted by mobile B/Pass. They said this was the instruction they were given by AB. I had to go back to the check-in counter to get a paper copy.
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Old Jul 2, 17, 6:09 am   #5
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In TXL, there will be a check.
If you wish to carry more carry-on luggage than your allowance is, than you may buy additional hand luggage.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 3:01 pm   #6
  
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I've only ever been checked once at TXL. I was over almost 5kg, but told them I had a laptop and a bottle of water, and they were fine with it.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 11:36 pm   #7
  
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Flown on AB many intra-EU flights when I was based out of TXL and never been checked a single time. Might have been lucky, YMMV.

But the risk of it being checked at JFK vs TXL is much lower.
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Old Jul 5, 17, 7:48 am   #8
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IME - Chances of carry on weight being check is higher in TXL followed by DUS than JFK.

There are scales at the gate at DUS and JFK.
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