Frugal Flyer Arrested For Wearing Multiple Layers of Clothes In An Attempt To Avoid Paying Baggage Fees
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.
Disappointing. pic.twitter.com/7f8UFi9jb4— Ryan Hawaii (@RYAN_HAWAII) January 10, 2018
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.