Traveling with budget airlines often means adhering to strict luggage size requirements. While many passengers have been known to take extreme measures to avoid extra fees, one EasyJet passenger's actions have taken the internet by storm.
According to Ladbible.com a video has surfaced showing a determined passenger forcefully pulling off sections of his bag to make it fit into the required size box.
The man's actions were captured by Kimberly Standen, 29, from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, East Anglia. The incident occurred as passengers were queuing to board an EasyJet flight.
The video shows the passenger bashing the bag on the floor, attempting to snap off the wheels. Kimberly recounted that before she began filming, the man had been kicking the bag, throwing it around, and smashing the wheels on the stone airport floor.
The noise echoed throughout the terminal, and the man's efforts lasted for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
Eventually, the man succeeded in getting the bag to fit into the small cabin measurer. Some people cheered, and many were laughing, flabbergasted at what they had witnessed.
"Everyone was really pleased that he managed to get the bag in. Some people cheered, and a lot of people were laughing and were flabbergasted at what they witnessed."
The real question that arises from this incident is whether it would have been more expensive to pay the check-in fee than to buy a new bag. Perhaps it was just the principle of the thing that drove the man to such lengths.
An EasyJet spokesperson commented on the incident, stating, "Customers' cabin bags must be within the maximum dimensions to safely and securely fit where they need to be stowed in the cabin.
We clearly inform customers of maximum cabin bag dimensions when booking, via email before they travel, and it is also clearly displayed on boarding passes."