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29th Mar 2016

This guy wore ALL of his clothes to avoid easyJet’s baggage charges

Conor Heneghan

Joey Tribbiani would heartily approve.

The vast majority of us have struggled with fitting all of the items we want into our carry-on luggage in an effort to avoid airline baggage fees, but one man has provided an ingenious, if very uncomfortable, lesson on how to avoid doing so in future.

On a flight from Gatwick to Reykjavik recently, Matt Botten didn’t want to pay the £45 (approximately €57) he would have to fork out for an extra bag with easyJet so he came up with a solution.

He put on ALL of his clothes. That’s right, ALL of them.

Matt had to put up with a few extra questions at security because of his rather haggard manner, but he made it through and posted the following photo and celebratory message on Facebook afterwards.


Pic via Matt Botten/Facebook

“We’re going to Iceland baby!

“And how to do it in a financially frugal manner, without having to stump up forty five bloody quid for a hold bag? Simply by wearing EVERYTHING I OWN.”

Those of you considering doing likewise should take into account that it is a method that was tried by James McElvar of the band Rewind in the past – and James subsequently collapsed of heat exhaustion.

Still think it’s worth a shot?