Thursday 23 May 2019

McDowell flight rage

Graeme McDowell. Photo: AP
Graeme McDowell. Photo: AP

Graeme McDowell has blasted an excess luggage charge by Cathay Pacific Airlines -- for carrying the US Open trophy.

McDowell was checking in at Singapore's Changi Airport on Monday afternoon on his way to the UBS Hong Kong Open straight after finishing joint third in the Barclays Singapore Open.

The airline adjudged his luggage to be over the weight and demanded an excess fee of around €300. Shane Lowry, checking in at the same time, had a similar amount of luggage, with the exception of the US Open trophy, and paid no excess.

"All because I was carrying the US Open trophy that I brought to Shanghai, Singapore and on to Hong Kong, so that people could admire it," said an angry McDowell.

Irish Independent

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