Plane passenger wears her clothes to avoid paying extra baggage fee
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Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Gel Rodriguez
You'd be lying if you claim you've never got to the airport before and had a bit of a panic that your suitcases are too heavy.
And sometimes (if not, more than often) you're a bit ambitious and pack a tad too much in your suitcase - resulting in the weight allowance being passed.
At this point, you're either leaving the case behind while you head on your holidays or as most people do, pay an extra fee to bring the overweight luggage on the plane.
But that is most people, as for one Filipino passenger, that was certainly not the case.
Of course, the fee is not the cheapest as airlines often try to milk the passenger for essentially breaking the rules.
And to be honest, they're certainly within their right to do so - but this one woman has an amazing workaround.
Gel Rodriguez refused to pay the extra fee when her bags ended up being too heavy and instead decided to wear the clothes that were making her suitcase over the allowed weight.
This meant putting on layers and layers of pants, shirts, jackets and long-sleeved tops.
Gel posted a photo of herself wearing the clothes back in 2019 and it absolutely stunned the internet.
In the Facebook post, Gel explained how the airline staff informed her that her carry-on luggage exceeded the maximum weight of seven kilograms.
The woman's luggage actually weighed nine kilograms - making her just two kilograms over the allowance.
By putting on the layers of clothes, Gel managed to reduce her bag by 2.5kg, which is actually more than she had to remove.
That allowed Gel to board the plane - while looking pretty ridiculous - without paying the extra fee.
"From 9kg to 6.5kg baggage.#ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted," she captioned a post of the end result.
Speaking to Vice about her nifty yet uncomfortable trick, she said: "I didn't want to pay the fee for the excess baggage because it was only two kilograms."
Despite the genius idea, Gel said that she doesn't plan to do such thing in an airport again as 'it was really hot'.
The viral Facebook post has been liked more than 33,000 times, shared more than 20,000 times while also amassing 1,000 comments.
The vast majority praised Gel for the idea while others admitted to doing a similar trick in the past.
"I wish I did this, I ended up throwing some of my things in the trash bin. What a pity," one person commented.
Meanwhile, a second simply added: "Why didn't I think of this hahaha."