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Student Exploits Airline's 'Two Bags Fly Free' Policy By Checking In Pool Noodle

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Student Exploits Airline's 'Two Bags Fly Free' Policy By Checking In Pool Noodle

Sometimes you have to take advantage of a bargain, whether you want it or not. For instance, a young woman in the US saw that Southwest Airlines had a 'two bags fly free' policy, and got straight in there to check in a pool noodle alongside her case. Watch below:

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Sydney Fowls was bet $20 bet by her family that she wouldn't check in the pool noodle. She proved them wrong, eh?

In a TikTok video, Sydney explained: "It was a $20 bet!!

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"As a broke college student who is an education major... I just couldn't resist. I did not have to pay to bring my noodle."

The education student, who was flying from Ohio to Tampa, added: "I am aware that I can buy a pool noodle in Florida... but dang they are expensive!"

When it came to her trip back home, it turned out Southwest had seen her TikTok videos and decided to surprise her.

Credit: TikTok/@sydneyfowls05
Credit: TikTok/@sydneyfowls05
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She explained to Travel Weekly: "Southwest came together and planned some really cool things for my trip home! In Tampa, they decorated and gave me a 'southwest pool noodle'."

Then, when the plane she was travelling on landed in Columbus, the airport staff on the runway all held up pool noodles and waved them at the aircraft.

Sydney said: "The amazing Southwest employees filled the baggage claim with pool noodles and beach balls to show their appreciation for my video."

Luckily, Sydney was reunited with her OG noodle which made the trip to Florida and back safely. Phew.

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Credit: TikTok/@sydneyfowls05
Credit: TikTok/@sydneyfowls05

Taking to Facebook, Southwest Airlines wrote: "Sydney's family bet her 20 bucks that she wouldn't try to check her pool noodle on Southwest.

"Not only did her pool noodle fly free, but we gave her an extra special celebration on her flight back.

"Enjoy those 20 bucks, Sydney."

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That's nice, isn't it?

Replying to Southwest, one person wrote: "That was great coming from Southwest, they are always inventing new ways to make great moments.

"My favourite airline - if they don't have a destination where I want to go, I'll just drive."

Another added: "I love SW, we took a flight to Orlando for my grandson's 10th birthday, they sang happy birthday when we landed and used the overhead lights as candles. It was great."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@sydneyfowls05

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Rebecca Shepherd
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