It would be crazy to risk your health just to avoid luggage fees… right?
A member of a Scottish boy band Rewind learned this the hard way after he collapsed from wearing multiple layers of clothing to avoid paying a 45 pound baggage fee.
James McElvar was traveling on budget carrier EasyJet from Standsted to Glasgow airport. The airline permits passengers just one piece of hand luggage but the singer had already packed a suitcase and small backpack to take on the flight.
An agent reminded McElvar of the policy at the gate.
The singer, who packed enough clothing for several days – put on six tshirts, four sweaters, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of track pants and two hats.
As soon as the flight was airborne, McElvar began to feel ill. His temperature soared, began throwing up and soon passed out.