I don't see how anyone travels by air these days what with having to take your shoes off, be body scanned, take everything out of your luggage to have it examined -- then even when your baggage goes through, the TSA people go through it and completely mess it up then leave a note in your bag that they had to go through it for your safety.
I used to be able to stuff 75 pounds worth of American food and treats in my luggage but now the weight limit has been cut to 50 pounds AND you can only take one bag for free.
My husband meticulously weighed our suitcases and redistributed items to get everything just so.
We got to the New Orleans airport (after stopping off for a huge last Southern lunch of fried catfish and shrimp and a walk along the lake) and confidently put a bag on the scales.
"It weighs 51 pounds," the woman at the Delta check-in desk announced. "That'll be 175 dollars for going overweight or you need to take something out of there."
She hassled us over ONE POUND! This is modern-day air travel, I'm afraid. We took the suitcase down, took out a bag of 8 O'Clock Coffee (our favorite brand) and successfully got the luggage down to 50 pounds.
Then the airplane was two hours late and we barely made the London flight, but that's another story....