Airline Passenger Wears 5.5 Pounds Of Her Clothes To Avoid Being Charged For Oversized Luggage

Airline Passenger Wears 5.5 Pounds Of Her Clothes To Avoid Being Charged For Oversized Luggage Facebook/Gel Rodriguez

When you’re going on a weekend away but don’t want to check a bag for your flight, the struggle is real. No one wants to wait at baggage claim for a huge suitcase when you can simply put everything you need into a carry-on and stow it above your head. However, even carry-on luggage has size requirements, as Gel Rodriguez found out when she had 2.5 kilograms more clothes than the airline allowed. So, she decided to get creative and simply wear all the clothes that wouldn’t fit.

Rodriguez didn’t want to pay the hefty fee the airline charges for oversized bags, but she also didn’t want to leave any of her clothes behind. So, the Philippines native removed the extra clothes from her case and put them on one by one. It worked and she got her bag down to size so she could be on her way.

“When the airline staff at the check-in counter said ‘Only seven kilos is allowed in hand luggage.’ Me: ‘No problem,’” she captioned a Facebook post about the incident. She certainly took it in her stride! I don’t know about you, but I would have been too lazy to put all those clothes on and probably would have just paid the extra fee, as much as it sucks.

And while her unconventional approach to the problem worked, Gel Rodriguez admitted there was a problem: “It was really hot,” she told VICE. In total, she wore five t-shirts, three pairs of pants, and three jackets. That sounds very uncomfortable.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gel’s post went viral pretty quickly, which she was pleased about. However, she joked that had she known it would get so much attention, she would have “posed better” for the image since it’s made its way around the internet. We think she looks great (and hilarious)!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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