This lady from Philippine after being told to pay extra weight charge for her luggage came up with a better idea. Rodriguez decided to layer herself with all the extra clothes in the luggage, putting on 2.5 kilos of extra clothing and successfully avoiding the extra charges at the airport.
Airports are places where you come across all sorts of people but seldom you will meet people like Gel Rodriguez. Rodriguez, from Philipines, decided to wear 2.5 kilos of extra clothing over her garments after carry-on luggage exceeded the weight limit of 7 kilos.
Coming up with a better hack to save money, Rodriguez decided to wear additional pieces of clothing and she wore atleast 10 more pieces of clothing
The passenger said she was informed at the check-in counter that her luggage weighed 9 kilos and she would be charged extra weight fee. 'When the airline staff at the check-in counter said: "Only seven kilos is allowed in hand luggage". Me: "No problem".'
Determined to not pay extra charges, Rodriguez within a matter of few minutes transformed her luggage from 9 kilos to 6.5 kilos by doubling herself with all the extra clothes in the luggage.
Rodriguez made a post on her Facebook profile with her wearing several shirts and pants and her picture got viral overnight, 'I didn't want to pay the fee for the excess baggage because it was only two kilograms (4.4 lbs).
Despite her genius solution to avoid paying for her excess baggage, Rodriguez said she will never attempt to layer herself with clothing at the airport again.
'It was really hot,' she said.
She also joked that if she had known her post would go viral, she would have 'posed better' in the picture.
'From 9kg to 6.5kg baggage,' Rodriguez wrote, adding a laughing emoji, along with the hashtag: #ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted.
Rodriguez's amusing stunt has since then got viral and 'Why didn't I think of this hahaha,' one said.
'I wish I did this, I ended up throwing some of my things in the trash bin. What a pity,' another said.
One said: 'Hahaha good idea.'
While many people also admitted to doing this before.