Travel Tip for Getting Extra Baggage on a Plane
Watch a thrifty airline passenger get a whole extra bag for free on his flight with a sneaky travel move: ‘This man is a master of his craft’
- A man reveals how he avoids having to pay excess baggage fees
- The traveler put a backpack under his jacket to hide the extra bag
- Another man put his foot under his bag as he was weighed to avoid a charge
- Airline staff were unaware that his foot lifted the bag to reduce weight
A traveler has revealed how he beat strict airline baggage allowances by taking an extra piece of luggage on a plane without paying.
The man concealed his rucksack by wearing a jumper over it before confidently walking towards busy airline staff to have his boarding pass checked.
Unbeknownst to the staff, the passenger – who was also holding a briefcase – was allowed to board the plane with an extra bag which he did not have to pay for.
Another passenger spotted the move and shared it on TikTok.
The man hid his rucksack by putting a large jumper over it and walking confidently towards busy airline staff to have his boarding pass checked (pictured)
She posted images of the man’s sweater stretched over the bulky backpack with the caption: ‘When you don’t want to pay for that extra bag’.
Viewers were impressed by the man’s ingenuity.
“A man who was smart even though I didn’t see him,” wrote one viewer.
’20kg of something in this bag. He’s a master of his craft,” said another.
In another sneaky situation, a man reduced the weight of his check-in bag by placing his foot under it while being weighed.
The man made sure to maintain eye contact with airline staff while he made the move and avoided paying a hefty excess baggage fine.
The cost of bringing extra baggage on the low-cost airline Jetstar is around $45 on a domestic flight within Australia and New Zealand.
On flights between the two countries, the fee can climb to around $70.
Unbeknownst to staff, the passenger – who was also holding a briefcase – was allowed to board the plane with an extra bag which he did not have to pay for (pictured)
Earlier this year, a flight attendant revealed his hack for sneaking extra hand luggage onto a plane without being charged.
Miguel Muñoz, who has been a flight attendant for more than a decade, says the trick to slipping extra hand luggage onto any plane is to disguise it as a duty-free purchase by hiding it in a shopping bag .
He said many passengers are unaware that duty-free baggage does not count towards your hand baggage allowance – a fact that travelers can use to their advantage whenever they find themselves with more baggage than this. which is allowed to them.
According to Miguel, passengers wishing to take extra baggage on their flight should simply ask the staff at one of the airport’s duty-free shops for a shopping bag – which they can then slip their own hand luggage into.
The sneaky money-saving tricks in the air come as the cost of flying continues to skyrocket due to a combination of factors such as staff shortages, fuel prices, the impact of air travel rates. inflation and a growing demand for post-pandemic travel.
Travelers looking to get in and out of Australian capitals have been warned that the cost of flights will almost double as the holiday season approaches.
Holidaymakers have been told to expect high airfares until mid-2022 as airlines scramble to recoup losses from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Experts say those who wait until January 10 to travel may be rewarded with a slightly cheaper flight – but warning fares will cost triple pre-Covid levels for some time.