Have you ever found yourself at the check-in desk moments before your flight and, much to your anxiety, was informed that your luggage was overweight? We’ve all been there. Some of us succumb to paying the overweight baggage fee to avoid the public embarrassment while others may toss out any “unnecessary” items in haste.
One take-no-prisoners type of dad, John Irvine, didn’t settle for either of those options – instead, he came up with the solution to layer on 17 pounds (8 kg) worth of clothes. The fact that it was 86 F (30 C) didn’t thwart him when avoiding the easyJet fees.
His son, Josh, caught the whole ordeal on camera.
Suitcase was over the weight limit in the airport so ma Da whipped oot aboot 15 shirts n wacked every one a them on to make the weight🤣🤣🤣😂😂cunt wis sweatin pic.twitter.com/7h7FBgrt03
— Josh Irvine (@joshirvine7) July 6, 2019
“‘The lassie at the counter asked us if we wanted to pay extra but my dad just looked up at her and said ‘Hen, watch this’ and zipped open the suitcase and quickly flung on about 15 jumpers to help cut down the weight,” Josh told Metro UK.
“The staff were in stitches but trying to get through the security was a struggle because they thought he was trying to smuggle something under all his clothes,” said Josh.
Luckily, the easyJet agents had a good laugh and the family went through security – clothing intact.
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