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Man Wears 15 Shirts to Avoid Paying Extra Baggage Charge

WEB DESK: A man from Scotland, John Irvine, outsmarted the airport officials when he was told that his bag was exceeded the weight limit and that he wasn’t allowed to check it in without paying a fee.

Unwilling to waste his cash on extra charges, he had a simple solution.

He just put on 15 pieces of shirts (weighing about eight kilograms) when the weather was around 30C outside.

The Irvine son Josh filmed his dad piling on the shirts and posted it on Twitter saying his dad was ‘sweating’.


Josh, 17, said as quoted by Metro.co.uk: “We were coming home back to Bearsden, Glasgow from France on Saturday night and we never thought we’d be over the weight limit by eight kilos.”

‘The woman at the counter asked us if we wanted to pay extra but my dad just looked up at her and said “Hey, watch this” and zipped open the suitcase and quickly flung on about 15 jumpers to help cut down the weight.

‘The staff was in stitches but trying to get through the security was a struggle because they thought he was trying to smuggle something under all his clothes,’ Josh said.

According to Josh, his dad was ‘mortified’ at first when the footage started to go viral but he eventually laughed at it after watching it back a few times.