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Oct. 18, 19 | 4:23 pm

Her post has garnered 20,000 shares and 32,000 reactions. #thefilipinotimes

A passenger whose luggage exceeded the weight limit at the airport took what others would take as chic fashionable approach to avoid paying the migraine-inducing excess baggage charges.

Gel Rodriguez of Davao City  decided to wear as many of her clothes as possible, and it saved her 2.5kg in precious weight, The Independent reported.

She posted a picture of herself, dressed in at least three visible pairs of trousers and seven tops, to Facebook. It went viral, garnering 20,000 shares and 32,000 reactions, according to the report.

“When the airline staff at the check in counter said: ‘EXCESS NA PO KAYO, 7kg lang po allowed na hand carry.’

“Me: NO PROBLEM! *from 9kg to 6.5kg baggage #ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted.”

Netizens save the move was “brilliant”, “original” and “genius”.However, when asked if she would do it again, Rodriguez told Vice.  “Maybe not. It was really hot. I don’t recommend other people do it.”

Rodriguez is far from the first flyer to try and beat the system.

In 2018, a Ryanair passenger went viral when he got around the airline’s newly introduced hand luggage policy in ingenious, if unfashionable, style.

Unwilling to pay more for a second bag on his flight to Belfast, Lee Cimino, 30, “converted an old coat into a wearable suitcase,” the Independent’s report said.

 

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