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Genius airport hand luggage trick has people seriously divided

Emma Guinness

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Genius airport hand luggage trick has people seriously divided

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/itisivanovaa

It's no secret that airlines can charge a lot of money when you bring extra luggage on a flight, and this has prompted some to come up with creative solutions.

Now, one seemingly genius solution to this problem has been shared on TikTok, but it's left viewers completely divided. Watch below:


In the now-viral video, a woman and a man are seen holding what looks like a pillow as they go through airport security.

However, they're looking sheepish, and this is emphasised by the overlayed audio, which says: "Nobody's gonna know. How would they know?"

The video then shows the pair using the pillow for its intended purpose on their flight, but it becomes clear what's really going on when they arrive.

The pillow case is as a way to bring extra clothes as hand luggage without paying.

While the hack proved extremely popular in the likes department, garnering over 3.9 million, when it came to the comments section viewers were divided.

Would you try out this luggage hack? Credit: TikTok / @itisivanovaa
Would you try out this luggage hack? Credit: TikTok / @itisivanovaa

Reacting to the hack, one fan remarked: "That's the pro tip ever. Been doing this for years. They never said anything."

"YALL ARE GIVING ME IDEASSS," wrote a second while a third added: "NOW THIS IS SMART."

Meanwhile, a fourth suggested another way to bring on extra hand luggage, writing: "In winter I put my huge coat over a large full tote bag and they never catch on!!."

However, not everyone thought the hack was as clever as it looked, and some said that the X-ray machine would reveal what's really inside - but airports simply don't mind clothes being taken in this way.

One viewer wrote: "They know because it literally goes through an X-ray machine. They don't care."

A second agreed, writing: "How would they know... erm it goes through an x-ray machine so they can see what's inside it lol."

"It’s allowed and they can also see if there are clothes in the pillow or not," wrote a third.

However, some viewers thought that these particular critics were missing the point of the hack.

They wrote: "It’s not about the X-ray guys. It's about the people at the actual gate who check your carry-on items. Y'all definitely don't travel."

Another user agreed, adding: "Absolutely everyone in the comments talking about the x-ray machine while completely missing the point LMAO."

What do you think of the luggage hack? Is it as clever as it looks?

Topics: Life, Hacks

Emma Guinness
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