Man wears 15 tops home to avoid paying EasyJet baggage charge

If you’ve ever got to the check-in desk and found your luggage was over the weight limit, you’ll sympathise with this passenger.

John Irvine, from Scotland, was told his bag was eight kilograms too heavy and that he wasn’t allowed to check it in without paying a fee.

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

He just put on eight kilograms worth of clothes when the weather was around 30C outside. Easy.

The Irvine family had been travelling back from Nice in France to Edinburgh airport when son Josh filmed his dad piling on the shirts and jumpers, and posted it on Twitter saying his dad was ‘sweating’.

Josh, 17, told 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 lassie at the counter asked us if we wanted to pay extra but my dad just looked up at her and said “Hen , watch this” and zipped open the suitcase and quickly flung on about 15 jumpers to help cut down the weight.

‘My ribs were sore from laughing.

‘The staff were 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.

‘Thankfully we got through eventually.’

His dad was ‘mortified’ at first when the footage started to go viral (though most of us were watching in admiration, let’s be clear.)

Josh added: ‘But he eventually laughed at it after watching it back a few times.’

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