She wore 2.5 kg of clothes to avoid excess baggage fees on plane
New Delhi : One airline passenger avoided paying extra charges for excess baggage by wearing 2.5 kgs of the clothes.
Gel Rodriguez of Philippines explained her Facebook post on October 2 that the staffer informed her of the extra charges she needed to pay for extra luggage weight she was carrying in the suitcase. She was having 9.5 kgs in her bag against the allowed 7kgs.
Refusing to pay the extra cost, she decided to wear the extra kgs and the trick worked like a charm. Ms Rodriguez wore about 2.5 kilograms of clothes to bring down her bag's weight to only 6.5 kgs.
She also shared a hilarious photo on Facebook which shows her wearing around five pairs of pants and multiple T-shirts and jackets.
"From 9kg to 6.5kg baggage #ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted," she wrote.
With over 20,000 shares and 33,000 reactions, the picture has gone viral on the internet.
"I didn't want to pay the fee for the excess baggage because it was only 2 kilograms," Ms Rodriguez told Vice. "If I had known it would go viral, I would have posed better," she joked.
Would she do it again? Probably not.
"It was really hot. I don't recommend other people do it," Ms Rodriguez told Vice.