Okay, so we know I have luggage issues but they have never been this great. I go to the counter and one of my bags was overweight ($50 fee) and the other one was so overweight it's illegal, sorry! Hee. Well, my new best friend at the check in counter suggested I pay to add a 3rd piece of luggage, at the price of 135,000 won (about $110 or something). Alright, well I'm not throwing away 20kg of my stuff so I guess I'll do that. But I don't have a 3rd piece of luggage. Problem. He directs me to where I can buy another bag and I load up the bags again in search. I don't know if I found where he told me to go, but I did find an airport service desk that sold boxes. So I buy a box and start unpacking (why did I pack all my bras and undies on top?). Judging by how many people were repacking around me, I have a hunch they recently lowered the weight allowance-- although, I don't think I would have passed in any universe. I load everything up again and head back to the counter. He checks it all and I pass! Woot! Now, as if they give out prizes for abiding by luggage laws, he checks me in and da da daa-- there's a free spot in PRESTIGE CLASS. I'm happy.
Aaannndddd when I came here the first time around I had to pay $100 anyway (mom had to pay, thnkx mom) because of overweight luggage and I didn't even get a box! Or more leg room.
UPDATE: It. gets. better. I'm about to hard core brag, you're warned. So I left with tons of extra time and so even after the luggage extravaganza, I still had time to kill. I walked around a bit, tested perfumes, checked out duty free shops, and then went back to sit down by the gate. I still had about 2 hours until boarding, when my gate starts boarding a flight to Fiji! So ... I'm in Fiji! Ha, just kidding. But at that moment, something clicked that Prestige not only gets to board first, but they have a uber cool, members only, life styles of the rich and famous, lounge. I set off in search of this secret club and found it pretty easily. The attendant scans my boarding pass, beep beep, and I'm in! I have no idea what to expect, believe it or not I don't get to travel first class when jet-setting. I should also say I'm starving because I had the pre-travel jitters and couldn't eat today. I walk in and it's a full service restaurant and bar. Included for Prestige members, such as myself. I am the completely unclassy kid in a candy shop who cannot decide between wine, cappuccino, or cognac and am now eating forchetta and cheese with a glass of wine and looking at a stellar view of planes coming in against the sunset. Life is good, darlings.