Woman Passenger Wears 2.5kg of Clothes to Avoid Paying Airline Luggage Fees

Woman Passenger Wears 2.5kg of Clothes to Avoid Paying Airline Luggage Fees

  • A young woman traveller went to great measures to avoid having to pay for additional baggage while travelling
  • Gel Rodriguez from the Philippines revealed that her carry-on bag weighed more than the permitted 7 kg
  • She then decided to wear 2.5 kilograms of her clothing to avoid paying for the airline's luggage fees

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To avoid paying for additional luggage on a flight, one airline traveller wore at least 10 items of clothing before boarding.

To avoid luggage fees, Gel Rodriguez wore 2.5 kilograms of her clothes in an effort to avoid additional carry-on luggage fees
Gel Rodriguez (pictured) wore 2.5 kilograms of her garments after her carry-on luggage exceeded the maximum weight of 7 kilos. Photo: Gel Rodriguez.
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When Gel Rodriguez's carry-on luggage weighed more than the allowed seven kilograms, she decided to wear 2.5 kilograms of her clothing.

The traveller claimed airline workers at the check-in counter warned her that she would pay a weight surcharge, because her suitcase weighed nine kilograms.

"When the airline staff at the check-in counter said only seven kilos are allowed in hand luggage, I said no problem," Gel said.

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Refusing to make the payment, the passenger transformed her overweight baggage from nine kilos to a light 6.5 kilos, after layering herself with multiple t-shirts, pants, and jackets.

Gel told VICE:

"I didn't want to pay the fee for the excess baggage, because it was only two kilograms (4.4 lbs)."

According to Daily Mail, Gel said that despite her brilliant plan to avoid paying for her excess baggage, she will never again try to cover herself in layers of garments at the airport.

"It was really hot," she said.

Passenger dies in KQ flight

Previously, a passenger succumbed to health complications elsewhere, while onboard a Kenya Airways flight en route to Nairobi from New York.

The patient was pronounced dead upon landing in Casablanca, Morocco, where the plane had rerouted for him to get medical attention.

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In an official statement, Kenya Airways said the passenger was unresponsive to medics upon landing in North Africa.

"Kenya Airways PLC ("KQ") confirms that on Monday, August 22, KQ003 operating from New York to Nairobi, diverted to Casablanca, Morocco, for a medical emergency after a passenger was taken ill. On arrival in Casablanca, medical personnel at the airport found the passenger unresponsive and was confirmed to have passed away," said KQ.

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