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Man wears 70 items of clothing at airport to avoid baggage charge

A man took to putting on 70 items of clothing to avoid an extra baggage charge at an airport. The unidentified passenger turned up at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China, described as looking like a 'sumo wrestler'. According to Guangzhou Daily, the man's luggage exceeded the weight limit. He did not want to pay the extra baggage costs, and thus took out and wore more than 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans. ( More...

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alan jones 14
shawn white 14
I am intrigued as to why he has 60 shirts with him...
I ship my stuff via FOREX from the USA to Philippines before leaving the USA. You can send a 18"X20"X30" box weighing up to 150 pounds for about $100. Try that on an airplane!!! We each take a backpack with our emergency clothes and cash in them.
David Howells 1
With family in Hong Kong this comment interested me - but googling forex in the UK only returned currency trading sites. Can you give more details?
Isia Maria 2
Google "Forex Cargo" I think it's
Richard Royal 6
He wouldn't want to get an urgent itch under 70 items.
canuck44 4
Must have been on his way straight to the open Market at Muthaiga Mall to resell them for if he got those shirts and jeans on over top of each other he had to have lots of XXXL sizes.
Ric Wernicke 4
Many people flying routes like this take large amounts of items to sell at the destination to recover ticket costs.
Loyd Champion 4
Say what you want, but I find his action creative! The airlines don't want to adjust their fares because of "competition". (Southwest does just fine by the way by not charging for normal baggage.) So they want to limit what you can bring as a carry-on, and then charge you for bags. I love it.
mx747 3
That people put up with such bullshit is whats unbelievable. I'd rather fly my 182 at night in moderate to severe turbulence with 2 inches of rime ice plastered to my windshield than spend one second on an airliner sitting between two snot nosed college kids glued to their Iphone20's and drinking Starbucks
AWAAlum 5
I think I'd rather have you do that, too.
Frank DeLeon 2
Didn't have to iron anything when he arrived.
george foster 2
Just think if he must go to the loo!!!!
indy2001 2
The guy just copied a scene from the Eurotrip movie.
Lyndonio 1
Must've gotten through security nice and quick
mattdavis 1
Joey: Look at me--I'm Chandler! Could I be wearing any more clothes? Maybe if I wasn't going commando!
Stewart Smith 1
LOL, but when you read on.... you see that "Wanting to board a flight to Nairobi, Kenya, he was stopped by the metal detector and had to undergo a full body search.

That probably took so long that he missed his flight!
sparkie624 1
Would be an interesting pat down....
Dave Mathes 1
I don't even own 60 shirts...I assume this was a one-way ticket...!
Sharad Patel 1
a bit unbelievable - how does one wear 60 shirts and as many jeans???
Shelly Holt 1
Ingenuity at it's best!
AWAAlum 1
I've heard of a family (before baggage charges were so high) who actually moved the majority of their boxes along with them on a flight to their new home because it was cheaper than a moving van. Them days are gone forever, but I thought it was quite creative of them. Who'd have thunk it.
fitzmiller 1
Maybe the airlines should surcharge if the total weight of the baggage and the person is over some number.
JonathonClague 1
Ha ha ! Love it ! Did they make him pay for an extra seat though? ... because I doubt he fit into just one seat with that many layers on !?
mx747 1
I dont blame him. Whats with these effin airlines these days. Last time I flew on Allegiant Air was the Last time I will fly on Allegiant Air. There wasnt enough leg room for a midget much less an average sized person. They allowed each passenger one carry on bag with a total capacity of about 1 cubic centimeter. If you put the designer of their airplanes brain on the edge of a razor blade it would look like a BB rolling down a 4-lane highway.
Dee Lowry 1
Seriously??? What else will people do to get a cheap fare!! Not going to get away with it! Listen up, is what it is...GET OVER IT! Can't get anything for free! Although, you are trying your damnest to suck the life out of. The airline! Thank you , Mr.President, Jimmy Carter, for deregulation! This is the result of what ever you were thinking! The fall of the airline industry as we used to know it!
AWAAlum 2
I agree, as I would think most will, this man has taken an extreme route. However, in these days of high unemployment and economically difficult times we have to do what we have to do to make money stretch as far as possible. (Not to mention that this man, I'm reasonably certain, was probably a bit of a jokester while at the same time making a point, which it seems he accomplished.)
What would that guy have done if he had to use the commode quickly?
Jorge Rivas 1
Well done !!
suz 1
But, would he give you the shirt off his back?
AWAAlum 1
Just think, you could have a larger selection than in the shops.
richard weiss 1
Real glad he didn't try on pairs of shoes
richard weiss 1
glad he didn't have 5 pairs of shoes with him
Erica E. 1
Exactly how long was the full body search?.. o_o
yewsuanlim lim 1
I am very interested to know how the airline people dealt with him !!!????
AND, if they allowed him to board, did they manage to fit him onto a seat ???!!!
yewsuanlim lim 1
I am very interested to know how the airline people dealt with him !!!???
And, if they allowed him to board, they did managed to fit him onto a seat ???!!!
ljilek 1
who has 60 shirts in their luggage?
AWAAlum 1
Someone who wants to sell them at a flea market at the other end of the flight to help recoup the expenses? Just a guess.
Toby Sharp 0
somebody going outta country for a long time or for good? a shirt salesman?
sparkie624 1
Go figure.. Idiots born every day.
Toby Sharp 1
Stickin' it to the Man
البخيل قريب من النار بعيد عن الجنة
joel wiley 1
Google Translate thinks " Skimpy close to the fire is far from Paradise".

Not sure what Skimpy has to do with it, I like the rest
Don Thomson 1
Who in the world travels with SIXTY shirts????? And how in the world get he get them on without ripping them apart at the seams? Inquiring minds want to know! <tongue firmly in cheek>

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Ken Roocroft 4
10 Shirts
4 shorts
7 underwear
2 bathing suits
1 jeans
2 shoes
1 flip flop

36 shirts
36 underwear
4 bras
6 dresses
4 bathing suits
2 jeans
8 shoes
4 flip flops

Isia Maria 1
Who seriously takes 25 shirts for a two week vacation? Or 14 bathing suits or pairs of shorts???
Don Thomson 0
Try wearing them all at once.... <chuckle>
They were all different sizes. He was the owner of the small store.
Robert Lewis 1
As the kids say... 'WIN!'
benin 1
Can't blame him with todays baggage fees, overweight fees, carry-on fees, 2 suitcase fees, and what not.
Rod Williams 0
Bullshit. See how many of your shirts you can get on after about the fourth one. Ditto jeans, try getting a third pair on. The article is crap.
mitto m -1
I agree with you. This is just common sense and reality..without even trying out. That guy could have packed up other size dresses as well.
george foster 0
The more people they have the more money they make.
george foster 0
Oh omg the things people do
AWAAlum 3
Just think what a dull place this planet would be without people such as that.
Ops !!! He may b experimenting different size clothes for some other purpose.

Satyaprakash Rana
Looks like an old story from 2008 ...
Toby Sharp 2
but yet it still happened
MimosaDrive 0
I think his relatives fly Spirit and do the same thing. I've been behind them several times in the "Check Baggage" line. Sometimes they shift stuff from one suitcase to the other (while everybody else waits for them to finish).


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