We’ve all been there. Well, maybe not to this extent!
Natalie Wynn was told her suitcase was 6kg over the limit as she checked in on her Thomas Cook flight.
She claims she donned two pairs of shoes, seven dresses, two pairs of shorts, a skirt and a cardigan to avoid the extra fees.
Reminiscent of Joey in an episode of friends when he wears Chandler’s whole wardrobe.
Thomas Cook guidelines are hat adults are allowed to bring one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 6kg onto the flight free of charge.
I was boiling, absolutely boiling. I still had plenty in my case but I put near enough half of what I’ve put on.
I put on four dresses, two pairs of shorts, I tied a dress around my neck, put a skirt on, I shoved two dresses down the dresses I had on, and two pairs of shoes as well, and a cardigan.
It definitely worked. Normally I check the weight of the baggage but I did the online check in for me and my friend, but we got to the counter and they just stopped me.
It was nearly 4kg over, but they wanted to charge us £65 each just to get it on the plane.
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.
I think I only had about £60 in my account just to bring with me on holiday.
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.
There were people around us cheering us on because after I did it my friend decided she would do it too because her baggage was also overweight. We were definitely a sight walking on to the plane.
A few people offered to put our clothes in their cases, but [Thomas Cook] got told they couldn’t do that.
The only person that didn’t look happy about it was the woman at the security boarding desk. I was still allowed to get on the plane.
I felt like I was going to pass out because it was so warm. As soon as I got on the plane, I took it all off and put it back in my case.
That was funny as well because people were laughing because I’d just started taking off all my clothes in the middle of the plane.
Saving £65 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.
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.