How Passengers Are Avoiding Baggage Fees

The Layered Look: Read How These 2 Passengers Avoided Baggage Fees!

Airline baggage limits can result in big fees for over-packing passengers, but two travellers en route to Singapore from Sydney had a quick fix to avoid paying for an overweight bag.

Facing a $130 fee for exceeding the weight limit, the pair from San Francisco layered themselves in as many of their clothes as possible. A photo of the 2 was posted on Reddit by the user 'stou' who was also travelling on the flight.

"These 2 guys were flying to Singapore from Sydney and their carry-on was over the "free" weight limit so the airline, Scoot, wanted to charge them $130," the post read. "Apparently when they started putting on the clothes the airline agent told them something along the lines of, 'I am going to come to the gate and make sure you are still wearing everything'."

The strategy appeared to work for them, and for others who responded to the Reddit post.

"This happened to me at CDG in Paris,” wrote one respondent. “I was over by a few pounds on my carry-on so I started taking stuff out and putting them on. I even asked the lady if that was okay and she didn't care as long as it wasn't in the carryon bag. After I was under the allowed weight she gave me my ticket and I walked 10 feet away and put everything back in my bag."

- reprinted from OpenJaw.com

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