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Woman fined by airline after attempting to wear all of her extra baggage

Woman fined by airline after attempting to wear all of her extra baggage

Adriana Ocampo and her mate were fined after trying to board the Jetstar flight in Australia wearing all of their clothes

A passenger on a flight thought she was really clever by adopting a classic Friends trick and wearing all of her clothes at once, but ended up getting a fine from the airline anyway.

If nothing else, it’s a pretty funny look.

However, even after Adriana Ocampo put all of her extra clothes on to get onto the Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Adelaide in Australia, she couldn’t get her luggage under the weight restrictions, meaning that she had to pay a fine.

The 19-year-old was making her way home after a trip with a mate on 20 March, but was told that her baggage was overweight.

As you can see, it was a bit of a ridiculous look.
Kennedy News and Media

She had hoped that nobody would notice, but after they did, she then chucked on a heap of clothes and hoped for the best.

Her friend did the same thing, but neither was successful.

Despite sticking on five-and-a-half kilograms worth of clothing, they still couldn’t make weight, meaning that they had to bear a AUS$65 fine.

What’s more, she then had to wear all the clothes on the plane as well, all 80 minutes of it.

Adriana explained: "I was in my hotel room and could barely close my luggage and I knew my bag was somewhat over the limit.

"When we went to board, we saw them pulling out a trolley with a scale.

"We thought the only way we can take the weight off our bags is if we put it on ourselves so we started putting on our jackets and coats but we were still over the limit."

Yeah, not fooling anyone there.
Kennedy News and Media

"They said the fine was $65 and we didn't feel like spending $65 so we went back and put more clothes on.

"I looked like a bear. I'm small and petite and I looked the complete opposite. It reminded me of the boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Augustus Gloop].

"I was hysterical, I was laughing so much.

"As well as layers of jackets and jumpers, I had baggy trousers on and I was stuffing t-shirts and my iPad in them. I had about six layers on and stuff in my pockets.

"I only had a couple of things left in my luggage like two pairs of shoes, a bag, a pair of jeans and a couple of socks. We went over again and were the only people at the gate.

"They said we had to get rid of the stuff on our bodies and we had to pay.

"Everyone in line was staring at us and laughing at us, it was kind of embarrassing. People were annoyed that we were holding the plane up."

The pair got fined, but at least they saw the funny side.
Kennedy News and Media

The whole thing arose – Adriana says – because she took the bus out there, and didn’t need to weigh her luggage.

That mistake ended up costing her though, as she was ‘sweating’ the whole journey back.

She said: "I caught the bus to Melbourne and knew my bag was somewhat over the limit.

"I've travelled with the airline before and not really had an issue with the weight."

A Jetstar spokesperson said: "While we certainly see the funny side, we have limits to carry-on to make it fair for everyone.

"Keeping track of how much baggage passengers bring onboard means everyone has room for their belongings and we're meeting our safety requirements."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Australia, Travel, Weird