With how everyone and everything is jam packed into planes nowadays, it’s almost a given that sometimes you’re going to be told your carry-on bad is too big, won’t fit, there’s no room for it, etc. Heaven knows it has happened to me…
Click here to read about when the gate agent said my bag was too big and I fought her on it (and won!).
Click here for the story of when they told me there was no room for my carry-on bag, so I checked it and they wound up breaking something in the bag.
And then you’ve got the airlines who charge you for nearly every bag you want to bring, regardless if it’s checked or a carry-on. When you get into a situation like that, if you ask me, this woman has it ALL figured out…
(Note: some mild adult language at the very beginning)
Now, this sounds like a good idea in theory…until you read about the story of the boyband singer who collapsed with heat exhaustion after wearing TWELVE layers of clothing to avoid excess luggage fees…
A member of a boyband who wanted to avoid an excess luggage fee passed out on board an easyJet flight after donning all his clothes so he didn’t have to pay a £45 sub-charge.
James McElvar, a singer with Scottish five-piece Rewind, thought he was having a heart attack when he lost consciousness at 37,000 feet flying from London to Glasgow.
Little did he know he’d passed out from heat exhaustion – having dressed himself in six t-shirts, four jumpers, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging bottoms, a pair of jackets and two hats.
Ummm….maybe it’s just better to pay the fee ;-).
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