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Jul. 09, 19 | 3:35 pm

Would you pay for an addition 8 kilogram of luggage?

A passenger from Scotland put on 15 shirts in the middle of a 30 degrees Celsius temperature inside an airport just to avoid his excess baggage fee.

John Irvine and his family were traveling back from Nice, France to Edinburgh airport at that time. His son filmed John piling on the shirts and jumpers.

His son Josh, 17, posted it on Twitter describing his dad  ‘sweating’ while checking in at the airport.
In an interview with Metro news, Josh narrated the story behind his twitter post, saying: “We were coming home back to Bearsden, Glasgow from France on Saturday night and we never thought we’d be over the weight limit by eight kilos.”

He added that when his dad was asked if he would be willing to pay the extra charge, his father said “Watch this” and zipped open the suitcase and quickly flung on about 15 jumpers to help cut down the weight.

Josh said that it was hard for him to control his laughter while filming his dad and added that they had a hard time getting through the security since the personnel thought his dad was trying to smuggle something under all his clothes.

The video has since gone viral.

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