How far would you go to avoid paying an $85 overweight baggage fee at the airport? One woman decided to put on 4kg of clothing after being told her suitcase was too heavy.
Recently in a hilarious turn of events, a plane traveler got extremely nifty at the airplane terminal when the airline attempted to charge her for the overweight luggage. If you've ever traveled via an airplane you know how frustrating the above-mentioned scenario can be!
However, rather than admitting defeat and handing over the $85 fee, 30-year-old Natalie Wynn started pulling out garments out of her bag and putting them on her body before she boarded a Thomas Cook Airlines flight, The Sun reports.
"I didn’t want to be using the little amount [of money] I had just so I could get my bag on the plane," Wynn told the U.K. outlet. "I literally said, ‘I’m not paying it’, and started putting my clothes on," However, her creative decision wasn't an easy one!
Wynn said that she eventually wound up wearing seven dresses, two sets of shoes, two sets of shorts, a skirt and a cardigan, and was somewhat warm while she boarded the plane, which was leaving from Manchester, England.
"I was boiling, absolutely boiling," she said. After she arrived at her seat, Wynn claimed that other travelers giggled at her, however, offered to pack a portion of the garments she was wearing in their very own bags. Wynn claims she inquired as to whether she could re-pack a portion of the garments into her luggage and they allowed her to.
"I felt like I was going to pass out because it was so warm," she said. "As soon as I got on the plane, I took it all off and put it back in my case." She asserts that her bag was almost 4kg (8.81 lbs) over the allowed weight, and the $85 expense was more cash than she had carried with her since she had booked an all-inclusive excursion that included the majority of her expenses.
"Because I had booked an all-inclusive holiday so was getting all my food and drink, I didn’t plan on bringing much money with me," she said. "I think I only had about €69 in my account just to bring with me on holiday. Saving £75 definitely put me in a good mood for the holiday. Everyone’s reaction to it being done put me in a good mood as well."
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She added, "I was worried I would get a negative reaction to it — people saying it was my own fault but not one person said anything even at the airport. It set up a good start to the holiday anyway," A spokesperson from the airline likewise praised her for creativity, stating, "Natalie’s ingenuity here is noted!"