Paying for an excess baggage fee while flying could bring on one of the worst feelings.
Shelling out extra money may be a burden for some. Most of us try to unpack our luggage to lower the number of items so the weight would be within the allowance limits.
But how far would you go to avoid paying an excess baggage fee?
One woman got a little creative at the airport when the airline tried to charge her for an overweight bag.
Natalie Wynn was stopped while boarding a Thomas Cook flight when a security officer weighed her 9.4kg case and told her it was too heavy to be taken into the cabin as the limit was 6kg.
Instead of paying up the $85 fee, the 30-year-old began pulling clothes out of her suitcase and putting them on her body before she boarded her flight.
“I didn’t want to be using the little amount I had just so I could get my bag on the plane. I literally said, ‘I’m not paying it’, and started putting my clothes on,” Wynn said.
According to Wynn, she piled on seven dresses, two pairs of shoes, two pairs of shorts, a skirt and a cardigan.
While recalling her experience, Wynn said, “I was boiling, absolutely boiling. I still had plenty in my case but I put near enough half of what I’ve put on.”
Her friend, whose baggage was also overweight, also followed her steps.
Wynn was lucky that a steward told her that she could take off all the extra clothes once she boarded the plane.
She added that other passengers had a good laugh and even offered to pack some of her clothes in their cases when they saw how she was planning to avoid the extra fare.