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(London Evening Standard)   Some airline passengers will go to great lengths to avoid excess baggage fees, but wearing ALL of your clothes will get you barred from most flights   ( standard.co.uk) divider line
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2018-01-16 08:20:50 AM  
There might be some safety issues in the case of an emergency.

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2018-01-16 08:22:41 AM  
Transfer to JetBlue.
 
2018-01-16 08:27:58 AM  
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2018-01-16 08:51:29 AM  
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/oblig
 
2018-01-16 09:07:19 AM  
The next time I go to Ireland I'm planning on sending my luggage by Fedex in advance
 
2018-01-16 09:08:47 AM  
Yet I have to sit next to Stinky McThousandPounds overflowing into my seat and oozing over the arm rest, and if I say anything *IM* the bad guy.
 
2018-01-16 09:14:43 AM  
Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy. And I'd like to see anyone dressed like that at a TSA checkpoint.
 
kab
2018-01-16 09:15:08 AM  
Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.
 
2018-01-16 09:17:13 AM  
But there's eskimos and igloos and ice!

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/one of the best Disney movies ever
 
2018-01-16 09:17:27 AM  
I remember hearing about this flight that went from Mexico City to Havana, it wasn't a daily flight but maybe once or twice a month and it would be packed to the brim. People wearing seven outfits, strainers as hats but the weirdest was people wearing hair curlers in their hair with sausages inside.
 
2018-01-16 09:21:50 AM  

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/oblig


This.
It's what i came for.
 
2018-01-16 09:25:23 AM  
I only travel with what I can get into a carry on now.  I'm not risking my stuff being pawed though when the handlers want to go shopping or not having the bag show up at all.

Last time I checked a bag, I noticed the herd of people standing around the carousel, myself among them, and we all had this expectant look of 'will it or won't it be there' and as the crowd thinned, that look of dejection and fading hope on those who hadn't gotten their bags yet.   It's that same look of desperation I saw in gym class as a kid when captains picked their teams.  The look of woe on the faces of those that hadn't been picked yet, left with no choice but to stand there with growing dread hoping they're not the last one picked.

I vowed to never go through that again.
 
2018-01-16 09:25:53 AM  

kab: Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.


Read the article.  He paid for a ticket with a carryon, and showed up with a suitcase.  He did not want to pay the extra baggage for, so he put on 8 pairs of pants and and 8 shirts, I would imagine not only would that make him smell like ass, pass out from the heat, it would make him over flow onto the next person.  Also if something happened on the plane, there is no way he could move quickly enough and would endanger others.

Guy is an asshole.
 
2018-01-16 09:26:43 AM  
There's no way I could manage to fit 8 pairs of pants on at the same time unless they were progressively larger in size.  If that was the case, why would I have them?  There's now way pairs 4-8 would ever fit unless they were some kind of clown pants or all 8 pairs were yoga pants or something.
 
2018-01-16 09:26:52 AM  
Could even that backscatter x ray gizmo see through all those layers?  He might be hiding a box cutter in there.  Gets on the plane, start stripping down and in three or four hours, he'll have access to a box cutter.

Or the airlines figure he'll get on the plane and start stuffing clothes in the overhead bin and under his seat.  And then really loudly laugh about not paying the airlines their money for carry on luggage.
 
2018-01-16 09:32:24 AM  
Racial profiling?

TSA Alert
People from sh*thole countries like to wear all their clothes.  Detain and deny access to anyone from a sh*thole country wearing all of their clothes.  Especially if they have changed their name to make it sound Hawaiian.
 
2018-01-16 09:34:49 AM  
Yet go the other way and all of a sudden you're told you're being put on a special list.  Maybe for early borders, I guess.
 
2018-01-16 09:36:24 AM  

theflatline: kab: Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.

Read the article.  He paid for a ticket with a carryon, and showed up with a suitcase.  He did not want to pay the extra baggage for, so he put on 8 pairs of pants and and 8 shirts, I would imagine not only would that make him smell like ass, pass out from the heat, it would make him over flow onto the next person.  Also if something happened on the plane, there is no way he could move quickly enough and would endanger others.

Guy is an asshole.


You are being too nice.  A-holes actually have a legitimate function--we'd all die if ours didn't work.  This idjit is a pimple on the hemorrhoid of said a-hole.
 
2018-01-16 09:38:19 AM  

skinink: Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy. And I'd like to see anyone dressed like that at a TSA checkpoint.


That would be my concern that the guy would dehydrate on the plane.  I'm sure if things got pressed the safety of his well being would be used as why they wouldn't allow it.
 
hej
2018-01-16 09:43:08 AM  
Why doesn't he just suck up all the overhead storage like all the other assholes on board?
 
2018-01-16 09:44:41 AM  

skinink: Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy.


Spot the person that's never been to London before
 
2018-01-16 09:45:01 AM  

kab: Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.


Right?! I've sat in between 2 fatasses on a 3-seat row of a 737 at least twice and I don't see how a fluffy guy could compare to those fat farks. And no one kicked them off the plane.
 
2018-01-16 09:48:00 AM  
Ever watch the TV show "Extreme Cheapskates"?
Nuff said!!
 
2018-01-16 09:48:52 AM  
I remember a story on fark, a few years back, about a woman from China who wore several sets of clothes, on a long transpacific flight, and actually died of heat exhaustion as a result.  Probably did not help that she was limited to 3.4 ounces of drinking water.
 
2018-01-16 09:49:23 AM  
insain1

Ever watch the TV show "Extreme Cheapskates"?
Nuff said!!


No, the neighbor changed their Wi-Fi password.
 
2018-01-16 09:56:25 AM  

TNel: skinink: Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy. And I'd like to see anyone dressed like that at a TSA checkpoint.

That would be my concern that the guy would dehydrate on the plane.  I'm sure if things got pressed the safety of his well being would be used as why they wouldn't allow it.


It's not without precedent. A person dubbed by reporters as a "boy band singer" passed out from heat exhaustion a few years back, flying from London to Glasgow. Apparently he also vomited everywhere. Can't say I can blame airlines for trying to discourage this behavior.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/​h​ome-news/singer-from-glasgow-boyband-r​ewind-passes-out-during-a-flight-after​-putting-on-12-layers-of-clothes-10381​496.html
 
2018-01-16 09:57:13 AM  

Brian Dead: skinink: Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy.

Spot the person that's never been to London before


Wearing 8 pants and shirts, is a bit overkill for most places, including London.
 
2018-01-16 09:58:22 AM  

idrow: I only travel with what I can get into a carry on now.  I'm not risking my stuff being pawed though when the handlers want to go shopping or not having the bag show up at all.

Last time I checked a bag, I noticed the herd of people standing around the carousel, myself among them, and we all had this expectant look of 'will it or won't it be there' and as the crowd thinned, that look of dejection and fading hope on those who hadn't gotten their bags yet.   It's that same look of desperation I saw in gym class as a kid when captains picked their teams.  The look of woe on the faces of those that hadn't been picked yet, left with no choice but to stand there with growing dread hoping they're not the last one picked.

I vowed to never go through that again.


That's the crazy part of the checked bag conundrum.  Fewer and fewer checked bags means that the checked baggage system isn't as overtaxed so they come out faster.  Only bag I have ever had lost is the one that got delayed when we connected through Heathrow flying British Air.  We have gate checked a bunch (mostly because we keep 3 days of our clothes in our carry-on) and never lost a bag.

But it really sucks when they lose your stuff even if its statistically much less likely than 3 or 4 years ago.
 
2018-01-16 10:03:34 AM  
I would want so badly to smack this one.

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2018-01-16 10:26:21 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The next time I go to Ireland I'm planning on sending my luggage by Fedex in advance


What are baggage fees now, around $25-$35? It seems like there would be a market for a company to charge $20 and ship your bag ahead of time directly to your hotel or destination airport. Somebody crunch the numbers and get back to me.
 
kab
2018-01-16 10:37:00 AM  

theflatline: kab: Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.

Read the article.  He paid for a ticket with a carryon, and showed up with a suitcase.  He did not want to pay the extra baggage for, so he put on 8 pairs of pants and and 8 shirts, I would imagine not only would that make him smell like ass, pass out from the heat, it would make him over flow onto the next person.  Also if something happened on the plane, there is no way he could move quickly enough and would endanger others.

Guy is an asshole.


In practice (overall weight, limited mobility) no different than an obese customer, frankly.   The airline is just pissed they didn't get their extra coin.
 
2018-01-16 10:40:12 AM  
When I read Iceland I thought this would be a WowAir story. At least BA lets you bring a full size hand luggage on board and charges reasonable fees for checked in luggage. Unlike Wow Air.
 
2018-01-16 10:41:51 AM  

ChrisDe: Crewmannumber6: The next time I go to Ireland I'm planning on sending my luggage by Fedex in advance

What are baggage fees now, around $25-$35? It seems like there would be a market for a company to charge $20 and ship your bag ahead of time directly to your hotel or destination airport. Somebody crunch the numbers and get back to me.


I don't know for sure, but sending a 25 pound suitcase sized package anywhere by FedEx is probalby gonna cost a lot more that the baggage fee.
 
2018-01-16 10:42:37 AM  
Cheap AW alert.
 
2018-01-16 10:55:10 AM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: ChrisDe: Crewmannumber6: The next time I go to Ireland I'm planning on sending my luggage by Fedex in advance

What are baggage fees now, around $25-$35? It seems like there would be a market for a company to charge $20 and ship your bag ahead of time directly to your hotel or destination airport. Somebody crunch the numbers and get back to me.

I don't know for sure, but sending a 25 pound suitcase sized package anywhere by FedEx is probalby gonna cost a lot more that the baggage fee.


Trying to do that hypothetical on FedEx's website was way harder than it should have been.
 
2018-01-16 10:56:58 AM  
Yeah, I think there is more to this. I've flown BA a lot, like 40+ flights in the past three years. They aren't arseholes like budget airlines. For example, if you fly with an infant (so on your lap, not a separate seat) you pay £30 and get the same luggage allowance as for a full fare ticket plus buggy (er, stroller to US peeps I think?) and car seat for no extra cost.

I flew BA at Christmas Barcelona to Heathrow, two adults and two kids all on the same hand baggage only ticket this guy had. We each had one cabin bag for the overhead bin and a rucksack for under the chair in front - so eight bags for carry one between us. BA didn't care a jot. Though we did ask to check the larger bags for free to make it easier to go through the airport, which BA were happy to do.

Travel tip. Most airlines (I've only tried with BA and Easyjet, but have never been refused) let you check cabin baggage for free at check-in. They like fewer bags going in the overheads. Means you can take liquids without paying for hold baggage ;-)
 
2018-01-16 10:58:07 AM  

Running Wild: TNel: skinink: Jesus, he must've been sweating like crazy. And I'd like to see anyone dressed like that at a TSA checkpoint.

That would be my concern that the guy would dehydrate on the plane.  I'm sure if things got pressed the safety of his well being would be used as why they wouldn't allow it.

It's not without precedent. A person dubbed by reporters as a "boy band singer" passed out from heat exhaustion a few years back, flying from London to Glasgow. Apparently he also vomited everywhere. Can't say I can blame airlines for trying to discourage this behavior.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h​ome-news/singer-from-glasgow-boyband-r​ewind-passes-out-during-a-flight-after​-putting-on-12-layers-of-clothes-10381​496.html


There we go, all it takes is one person to get sick because of doing stupid shiat for rules to get enacted.  People don't get how hot multiple layers of clothing really is.  Hell I had 3 pairs of pants on when it was 20f and I thought I was burning up after a bit of walking.  Couldn't imaging having 8 pairs of pants on in a 90 degree airplane.
 
2018-01-16 11:03:58 AM  
Southwest STILL has none of this baggage fee nonsense, and they still manage to keep their prices low.
 
2018-01-16 11:08:49 AM  
8 pants is going to significantly increase one's waist size... Who brings that many different sizes of pants on a trip? They were clearly up to no good like a little girl in the hood late at night with physics textbooks.
 
2018-01-16 11:09:47 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Southwest STILL has none of this baggage fee nonsense, and they still manage to keep their prices low.


Southwest sucks.
 
2018-01-16 11:23:25 AM  

idrow: I only travel with what I can get into a carry on now.  I'm not risking my stuff being pawed though when the handlers want to go shopping or not having the bag show up at all.

Last time I checked a bag, I noticed the herd of people standing around the carousel, myself among them, and we all had this expectant look of 'will it or won't it be there' and as the crowd thinned, that look of dejection and fading hope on those who hadn't gotten their bags yet.   It's that same look of desperation I saw in gym class as a kid when captains picked their teams.  The look of woe on the faces of those that hadn't been picked yet, left with no choice but to stand there with growing dread hoping they're not the last one picked.

I vowed to never go through that again.


Plus, you never know if you are going to get your bag back with a new marks on it. I once bought a brand new suitcase, one of those hard shell types to protect the more delicate things inside, and when it came out the baggage claim it had scuffs on it. Baggage handlers are nothing more than thieving brutes with no respect.

Checking one's baggage is truly a harrowing experience.
#firstworldproblems
 
2018-01-16 11:45:25 AM  

kab: theflatline: kab: Why?   Did he not fit in his seat?  Was he larger, with his clothing on, than any one of the heavier passengers on the plane?

It'd be awesome to see him sue and win for this one.

Read the article.  He paid for a ticket with a carryon, and showed up with a suitcase.  He did not want to pay the extra baggage for, so he put on 8 pairs of pants and and 8 shirts, I would imagine not only would that make him smell like ass, pass out from the heat, it would make him over flow onto the next person.  Also if something happened on the plane, there is no way he could move quickly enough and would endanger others.

Guy is an asshole.

In practice (overall weight, limited mobility) no different than an obese customer, frankly.   The airline is just pissed they didn't get their extra coin.


You should probably try thinking about the bigger picture. The man was wearing 10 layers of clothes, which would pretty much guarantee a mid-air medical emergency, necessitating a diversion to seek medical care. So if they let him on, not only would it risk his personal health, but also cost the airline money, and any number of issues for the other passengers who paid their fees and dressed appropriately for their travels.
 
2018-01-16 11:47:24 AM  

theflatline: SecretAgentWoman: Southwest STILL has none of this baggage fee nonsense, and they still manage to keep their prices low.

Southwest sucks.


I'll pay a little bit more, if needed, to fly Southwest instead of any other airline. That's rarely the case though, they're usually cheaper or about the same on the routes that I fly. Your Rapid Rewards may vary. And it's not just about price either, their customer service is why I choose them.
 
2018-01-16 11:50:51 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The next time I go to Ireland I'm planning on sending my luggage by Fedex in advance


Ha ha ha I know you do not ship fed ex.  They wanted to charge me $165 to mail a box to Germany.
 
2018-01-16 11:56:42 AM  

ChrisDe: theflatline: SecretAgentWoman: Southwest STILL has none of this baggage fee nonsense, and they still manage to keep their prices low.

Southwest sucks.

I'll pay a little bit more, if needed, to fly Southwest instead of any other airline. That's rarely the case though, they're usually cheaper or about the same on the routes that I fly. Your Rapid Rewards may vary. And it's not just about price either, their customer service is why I choose them.


southwest...yes! winning!
EAsy boarding, easy points. No baggage nonsense or gate lice.
i will say this as well, the type of people on SW are common sense travellers.  The vibe is much better than United and their  Overhead Hunger GAmes
 
2018-01-16 12:04:03 PM  
Don't mess with Airlines and their fees.
 
2018-01-16 12:46:18 PM  
Whenever I fly to Havana I wear seven outfits, a strainer for a hat, and curlers in my hair. Pro Tip: Put sausage in the curlers, it drives the other passengers nuts!
 
2018-01-16 12:50:13 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Southwest STILL has none of this baggage fee nonsense, and they still manage to keep their prices low.


I read someplace that the reason Southwest doesn't charge for baggage is that their old reservation system didn't have the capability to do so.  They have recently implemented a new reservation system, which I can only presume does have this feature...but I sure hope that they don't use it.
 
2018-01-16 12:56:16 PM  

optikeye: There might be some safety issues in the case of an emergency.

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"In an emergency, that passenger may be used as a floatation device"
 
2018-01-16 02:17:49 PM  

Splinthar: idrow: I only travel with what I can get into a carry on now.  I'm not risking my stuff being pawed though when the handlers want to go shopping or not having the bag show up at all.

Last time I checked a bag, I noticed the herd of people standing around the carousel, myself among them, and we all had this expectant look of 'will it or won't it be there' and as the crowd thinned, that look of dejection and fading hope on those who hadn't gotten their bags yet.   It's that same look of desperation I saw in gym class as a kid when captains picked their teams.  The look of woe on the faces of those that hadn't been picked yet, left with no choice but to stand there with growing dread hoping they're not the last one picked.

I vowed to never go through that again.

That's the crazy part of the checked bag conundrum.  Fewer and fewer checked bags means that the checked baggage system isn't as overtaxed so they come out faster.  Only bag I have ever had lost is the one that got delayed when we connected through Heathrow flying British Air.  We have gate checked a bunch (mostly because we keep 3 days of our clothes in our carry-on) and never lost a bag.

But it really sucks when they lose your stuff even if its statistically much less likely than 3 or 4 years ago.


Montreal airport will gladly lose your checked bag so you can experience that.
 
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