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Frugal Flyer Arrested For Wearing Multiple Layers of Clothes In An Attempt To Avoid Paying Baggage Fees

By Nina / vendredi 19 janvier 2018 05:30
A British man visiting Iceland was caught in a pickle when he realized at once that he had not reserved baggage on his return flight, nor had he enough money left to add it. So he did what any reasonable young man would do, and it resulted in an FML for him.

Englishman Ryan Carney Williams, aka Ryan Hawaii, made a rookie mistake. Coming home from a nine day trip to Iceland, he hadn’t thought of the weight of his baggage before booking his flight. Seeing that he hadn’t arranged to check his baggage in advance and that he had no money left after his long vacation, Ryan came up with a solution. Instead of packing all his belongings, he’d only pack half. The other half he’d wear on his body.

It was in Eskimo fashion, then, that Ryan headed to catch his flight on british Airways, unaware that his new look could present a problem. Unfortunately, his plan quickly went south: he was barred from boarding his flight and pepper sprayed as security dragged him away.

When attempting to re-enter the terminal, authorities would not let him pass. Apparently, neither Ryan nor British Airways was going to fold. But it was the airline that ultimately prevailed that day, leading Ryan to stay another night in Iceland and book a new flight for the following day.

The next day, Ryan returned to Keflavik airport to board his EasyJet flight, but after passing through security, airline personnel once again refused to let him on the plane. Apparently, the pilot had heard of the incident form the day before and wanted nothing to do with Ryan and his clothes.

As they say, “third time’s the charm.” On his last attempt, Ryan finally made his way home. After having his mom wire him the remainder of his savings (a meager 250 pounds), he booked yet another night in Iceland and flight on Norwegian Airlines that he was allowed to board.

But before he could put this ordeal behind him, he received this dm from EasyJet.

Savage, huh? Don’t worry, both EasyJet and British Airways granted Ryan a remboursement, But after the trauma he claims they put him through, we’re not so sure he’ll be flying with anyone too soon.

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By  ashwednesday  |  12

He deserved it. British Airways offers 3 ticket classes for flights from Reykjavik, Iceland to London, United Kingdom: Business (~515 USD) which includes 2 pieces of checked luggage weighing up to 70 pounds each, Economy Plus (~180 USD) which includes 1 piece of checked luggage weighing up to 70 pounds, and Economy Basic (~160 USD) which includes your seat and carry-on luggage only. The fact that Mr. “Hawaii” “hadn’t arranged to check his baggage in advance” means he tried to save himself a few bucks by purchasing the cheapest ticket (because the other classes include that service). He COULD have checked his baggage for a fee of ~195 USD, but he tried to be clever and circumvent the airline’s rules instead. I know, I know, the article said he “had no money left after his long vacation”, BUT he had enough money left to purchase another ticket from a different airline (~140 to 220 USD, assuming he checked his luggage for the second flight and didn’t attempt the same stunt the next day) AND spend another night in Iceland. The fact of the matter is, this whole situation could have been avoided if Ryan Carney Williams wasn’t so cheap! (And if I were British Airways, I absolutely would not have given him his money back!)

By  Mynxie  |  26

Of course he cried racism. How about the fact he could have been hiding weapons or a bomb and he needed the extra clothes on to help conceal them? Stop playing the race card ad put it back into the deck.

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By  ashwednesday  |  12

He deserved it. British Airways offers 3 ticket classes for flights from Reykjavik, Iceland to London, United Kingdom: Business (~515 USD) which includes 2 pieces of checked luggage weighing up to 70 pounds each, Economy Plus (~180 USD) which includes 1 piece of checked luggage weighing up to 70 pounds, and Economy Basic (~160 USD) which includes your seat and carry-on luggage only. The fact that Mr. “Hawaii” “hadn’t arranged to check his baggage in advance” means he tried to save himself a few bucks by purchasing the cheapest ticket (because the other classes include that service). He COULD have checked his baggage for a fee of ~195 USD, but he tried to be clever and circumvent the airline’s rules instead. I know, I know, the article said he “had no money left after his long vacation”, BUT he had enough money left to purchase another ticket from a different airline (~140 to 220 USD, assuming he checked his luggage for the second flight and didn’t attempt the same stunt the next day) AND spend another night in Iceland. The fact of the matter is, this whole situation could have been avoided if Ryan Carney Williams wasn’t so cheap! (And if I were British Airways, I absolutely would not have given him his money back!)

By  Mynxie  |  26

Of course he cried racism. How about the fact he could have been hiding weapons or a bomb and he needed the extra clothes on to help conceal them? Stop playing the race card ad put it back into the deck.

By  Tony Friddle  |  10

what a twit, no this isnt racial profiling you dumb fuck, this was merely saving the airline a liability hassle. smh.

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