How to avoid paying baggage fees? Wear all your clothes!
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How to avoid paying baggage fees? Wear all your clothes!

According to the Guangzhou Daily a man at Gungzhou Baiyun International Airport wore 70 items of clothing to avoid paying excess baggage fees.

When the man discovered his luggage exceeded the airline’s limits he put on more than 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans to board a flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

Dressed like a sumo wrestler he underwent a full body search too.

A scene from the sitcom Friends where the character Joey wears all his friend’s clothes.

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According to Asiaone.com he almost got away with it:

“He would have gotten away with it, too, if he hadn’t stuffed his pockets with batteries, thumb drives and device chargers, all of which triggered the metal detector alarm.

After he undressed and emptied all his pockets—which were also packed with neckties and toys—all that was left standing there was a skinny man with a red face and a bruised ego.”

The Australian suggested he should just have used a Jaktogo that allows travellers to wear their luggage instead of paying the fees for checking in a bag.

Now.msn.com said they would vote for him in the award for Stubborness at the Airport Weirdness Awards 2012.

On gadling.com the blogger said he’s seen people wearing 2-3 hats on some flights.

The question might not be would you do the same to avoid paying excess baggage fees, but who packs 70 pairs of clothing in their luggage?

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