On Sunday morning the driver took me to the airport. As he wasn’t allowed to go inside with me to help me with check-in and stuff, I was pretty lost. I got someone taking my luggage, who, I was told, would help me inside. Well, nothing, someone else took over and from then the trouble started. The thing is, Kinshasa airport is not like a normal airport, it’s more like a stock exchange, where people push, shout, holding up the tickets to be the next one to check in. So no way I could have done this myself. Then this guy took my luggage, brought it to the scale and came back telling me I had excess weight (which I didnt). I didn’t know how much I was allowed, and my boss telling me before that she had had excess weight, and me being really tired and confused, I didn’t think much about it. The guy explained to me that I had soandso much excess and that a kg was soandso much and that I had to pay 45USD. Big shock, but well, Concern would reimburse me for it. So I gave him the money… big mistake!! He never paid anything. When I asked about it, the police came making a big show about how I could give him money. They searched the guy, found the money but I never got it back! They put me into an absolutely ridiculous VIP room to wait for the flight and I guess the just shared it. Fucking bastards.Lesson learnt: never ever give money to anyone!!! Don’t trust anyone, they’re all trying to cheat you!
Posted by: dodoingoma | October 4, 2007
How to get ripped off
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