British man kicked off flight for wearing all his clothes to avoid baggage fee

By Ray Downs  |  Jan. 17, 2018 at 2:38 AM
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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A British man was prevented from boarding a British Airways flight from Iceland to London after he attempted to wear 10 layers of clothes to avoid paying a baggage fee.

Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii on social media, put on every article of clothing in his luggage while at the airport in Reykjavik last week after he was told he'd have to pay $125 to check a bag. But Williams said on Twitter that he didn't have the funds.

"I couldn't afford the fee as a result of being left homeless in Iceland for over a week," he wrote on Twitter.

In a video he posted online, Williams said that airline employees told him he'd be able to get on the flight if he put on all his clothes, which he did.

"They're really having me dress like this to go on, and they won't even let me go on," Williams said in the video.

But it turned out, bundling up didn't get him on the flight, either.

The next day, Williams tried to board a flight on easyJet, which normally charges fees for carry-on and checked bags -- and they didn't make an exception for Williams, even when he again tried to wear all of his clothes.

"The Captain and the ground crew were concerned about reports from the previous day so we provided a refund and he traveled with another airline," easyJet spokeswoman Ruth Bishop told The Washington Post in an email.

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