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Traveler Tries to Wear His Whole Vacation Wardrobe to Avoid Luggage Fees

A lot of airlines have been boasting that they offer great bargains, and if you have a credit card that helps you rack up the miles, it's true. You can get a great deal for your next trip-- but only on the ticket.

Where they really get you is the luggage. Baggage fees can more than double the cost of your ticket. One creative traveler thought he found a way around the fees.

The airline wasn't letting him get away with it, but you have to give the guy credit for ingenuity.

Ryan Carney Williams, also known as Ryan Hawaii, was traveling from Iceland to England on British Airway, but he didn't want to pay the exorbitant baggage fees. He came up with a clever idea: he figured he'd just wear his vacation clothes.

Mr. Hawaii took layering clothing to whole new heights by piling on 10 shirts and 8 pairs of pants. Satisfied, he headed off to the airport and tried to board the plane.

The employees at the British Airway desk took one look at the gentleman's puffy attire and sent him packing. At least, they tried.

They turned him away and told the man he would just have to put most of his clothing into some luggage if he wanted to get on a flight.

Hawaii wasn't giving up. "@British_Airways hi being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on. Racial profiling? Or....." tweeted Hawaii.

It didn't end well for Hawaii. The airport called the police because he was being uncooperative.

The defiant flyer refused to leave, so he ended up being maced, pinned to the ground, handcuffed and arrested.

When Hawaii was released, he tweeted EasyJet airline to complain.

A company representative responded that because of the actions he took at the airport, the captain offloaded him from the flight. They refused to offer him a refund.

Hawaii tweeted, "Well I guess I'll see you in court."

Another representative tweeted back, "I have looked into your case Ryan and I have refunded the cost of your booking back to the original method of payment."

Ryan returned for a flight home to London the next day, this time checking his luggage. Still, it was no go. Because of the incident the day before, he was told he wasn't allowed to board.

"And AGAIN! Refused from 2 flights in 2 days for no valid reason," tweeted Hawaii.

Making matters worse, his luggage was sent ahead. Hawaii was stuck at the airport with no money left, no luggage, and no options.

All's well that ends well, though. Hawaii got a refund from the airline once again, an apology, and was given a flight home the next day. He can chalk it up to a failed travel experiment.

The airline defends their baggage policy.

“We give our customers a wide range of fares to choose from to meet their needs. Our hand baggage only fares from Iceland are as low as £47 ($64) each way, and are designed for customers who are traveling without any hold baggage,” they said in a statement.

“We do understand that our customers' plans can change so they can choose to pay a fee at the airport if they need an extra bag. We explained our policy to our customer and arranged an alternative flight to London.”

Source: Dailymail
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