Flyer shares a hack to avoid extra baggage fees, but not everyone is sold
A flyer claimed its hack for travel, which means you can always come back with all your extra belongings, without having to pay baggage fees.
Some travelers will recognize the embarrassment of having to wear layers of clothing when checking baggage to avoid being charged for excess baggage weight. One TikTok user provided a handy tip that she says avoids it altogether, whether you’re trying to keep your suitcase under a weight or just don’t want to bring more than hand luggage.
Kristen Black shared a video of a recent flight home from Paris Fashion Week, in which she used her extra clothes that couldn’t fit in her carry-on to create a neck pillow for the flight. âSave space, save money,â she wrote, even labeling Ryan Air.
âHow to pack for your RyanAir flight,â she explained, showing herself putting her sweater down out of the airport flooding.
Black wrapped more clothes in the sweater, before using his arms to tie it around his neck.
âUse your hat for keepsakes you bought on your trip,â she added, as she tucked an item under her hat and wore it.
With 4 million views, the video garnered a wide range of responses, from those keen to try it out to those who doubt its effectiveness.
It seems the trick caught the attention of RyanAir themselves, as the official TikTok joked: “Bestie, I’m scared.”
âI can’t say I wasn’t there, I did this,â one TikTok user recounted.
âImagine sitting next to her during the flight, not so considerate of other passengers,â one TikTok viewer commented.
Another noted that the placement of the object would likely sound the alarm bells to security: “This is actually a tutorial on how to get pulled over at an airport.”
This isn’t the first time an airplane travel hack has gone viral after a Delta Air Lines employee claimed in June that planes have a secret toilet compartment. In the video, Joselin Lora was shown the closet behind the mirror in an airplane bathroom, filled with “amenities of your needs like towels”.
The worker added that some Delta planes have buttons under the mirror, which makes it open like a bathroom cabinet, revealing items like paper towels, sanitary napkins and tissue boxes.
According to comments on the video, many planes have similar storage facilities for toiletries in onboard bathrooms.
News week has contacted Ryan Air for comment.