Woman wears 9lbs of clothing on flight to avoid overweight baggage fee
A plane passenger has gone viral this week after she decided to wear 9lbs of clothing on a plane flight to avoid an overweight baggage fee. Natalie Wynn was stopped from boarding a Thomas Cook flight after a security officer told her that her bag was 4kg overweight. However, Natalie managed to circumvent this issue, by wearing on seven dresses, two pairs of shoes, two pairs of shorts, a skirt and a cardigan, all the same time.
Natalie claims that she was "boiling" on the flight from Manchester in England to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and says that other passengers laughed and even offered to pack some of her clothes in their cases when how far she was willing to go to avoid the extra fare.
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Talking to British tabloid newspaper The Sun in a recent interview, Natalie stated: "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."
She added: "It was nearly four kilograms over, but they wanted to charge us €75 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 €69 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."
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