When it comes to airport baggage fees, sometimes we just can't be bothered. After spending a couple hundred (or thousand) dollars on your plane ticket, who wants to shell out some extra dough to check your bags?
Well, one man decided he didn't have anytime to drop £45 to check an extra bag on his easyJet flight to Iceland, opting to wear all of his clothes on his flight instead.
"We’re going to Iceland baby!" the frugal gentleman, Matt Botten, wrote on Facebook. "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."
According to the Daily Star, the 32-year-old from Cardiff, Wales, was travelling from Gatwick airport to Reykjavik with his girlfriend, Abigail White, when he was told of the extra baggage fee. That's when he decided to layer on his clothes so that he would only need to bring a carry-on bag.
"When most of the stuff you own is from Primark and collectively worth half [the charge], it seemed ludicrous," Botten told The Independent. "So I sensibly decided the one hour of embarrassment of looking like a massively flustered Michelin man, and subsequent odour, was worth the expenditure."
The "Michelin man" layers included T-shirts, sweaters, pants and even a pair of shoes sticking out of his pocket.
Naturally, Botten had to endure extra questioning from security staff.
"I upset three tables' worth of people in Gatwick Wetherspoons donning this get-up, one of which (resultantly) had a crying child on," he told Crawley News. "Like all great endeavours though, you're always going to get some collateral damage."
He continued, "I am very hot. The sad reality is I'm going to be taking everything I own OFF in a vacuum sealed environment with 200 other people."
Botten isn't the only one to take drastic measures to avoid baggage fees — James McElvar of Scottish boy band, Rewind, donned 12 layers of clothing on his EasyJet flight from London to Glasgow. However, the excessive layers proved to be too much for McElvar's body to handle as he passed out from heat exhaustion while airborne. Thankfully, he recovered.
But let's not forget the original layering king:
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