Airlines really love to take the piss when it comes to our baggage. As if it’s not enough that we’re already paying an extortionate amount to sit in in a seat with 2 inches of legroom, surrounded by a group of drunk 16 year olds chanting OOH AHH MALIA. They then hit us with an extra £45 for our bags to be tossed about by an equally drunk (or just angry?) member of staff. If you haven’t opened up your suitcase at the hotel to find at least one prized possession smashed to shit, have you really flown easyJet?
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But one clever fucker wasn’t going to stand for this treatment anymore; instead, he came up with a pretty obvious, but none-the-less ingenious, way of getting around that annoying £45 charge.
32 year old Matt Botten rocked up to Gatwick ready to get psyched and start his holiday, but was understandably pissed when they announced that he’d need to cough up for his extra bag (although, side-note: who goes to an airport in this day and age not expecting to pay for their bags?). He decided he wasn’t having any of it, he tipped his case out there and then and decided to wear every last garment on the flight.
Naturally, security weren’t best pleased when he sidled through the x-ray machine wearing an assortment of t-shirts, jumpers, trousers and swimming trunks. Not to mention the extra shoes he had poking out of his pockets. But nevertheless, they let him and his 31 year old girlfriend through, and he boarded the flight 45 pounds heavier – probably quite literally. Matt took to Facebook to share the experience with his friends:
We’re going to Iceland baby!
And how to do it in a financially frugal manner, without having to stump up forty five bloody quid for a hold bag? Simply by wearing EVERYTHING I OWN.
He probably should have added a little disclaimer to his travel-savvy tip though, especially as musician James McElvar famously collapsed from heat exhaustion when he tried the same thing.
It’s getting easier than ever to fly nowadays, what with this guy taking his luggage for free – and this other dude using his girlfriend’s passport to get through security.