Woman fake pregnancy to avoid airline fee

By mbrooks on October 28, 2019
FILE – Wendy Owens (L) and Sharlene Fernandez check in passenger at Frontier Airlines April 11, 2008 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

An Australian airline charges excess baggage fees. It’s as unpopular as snow falling on Halloween.

One travel writer had a plan to avoid this.

She faked a pregnancy.

Her plan was pretty simple.

The airline charges the excess baggage fee even if the bag is only two pounds over the limit, she says.

Before the leaving the hotel room for the airport she practiced her plot.

She wore stretchable clothing.

She stuffed her laptop and other things inside her top.

Everything was going perfectly, she writes.

Until she made one crucial mistake.

She was the last one to board the flight.

With the crew’s attention on her backside, the deception was revealed.

“Excuse me! Is that a backpack you have on under your jacket?”

Suddenly, she had to hand over $60 for the excess weight.

Read the whole story here.

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