Passenger puts on eight kilograms of clothes to reduce bag weight

When an airline employee told Scotsman John Irvine his suitcase was eight kilograms overweight, he said "Hen, watch this", opened it and proceeded to put on about 15 tops.

Irvine was preparing to fly back to Edinburgh after a family holiday in Nice, France when the EasyJet employee said he would not be allowed to check in without paying a fee, reported.

His solution: To open the suitcase and put on eight kilogrammes worth of clothes.

His son Josh, who recorded his dad putting on the shirts and jumpers and shared the footage on social media, said his dad was "sweatin" in his multiple layers.

"Suitcase too heavy so ma da's just puttin all the clothes on," the 17-year-old said in the video.

"My ribs were sore from laughing," Josh told

"The staff were in stitches but trying to get through security was a struggle because they thought he was trying to smuggle something under all his clothes."

Josh said his dad was initially "mortified" when he discovered the video had been widely shared online, but "eventually laughed at it after watching it back a few times".

The tweet has been liked more than 34,000 times and retweeted more than 4000 times.


WARNING: Below tweet features explicit language

It's not the first time a plane passenger has gone viral trying to avoid baggage fees. Last year

Ryan Carney Williams claimed he was booted from a British Airways flight from Keflavik International Airport to England for wearing too many clothes.

In a pair of videos posted to Twitter, Williams filmed himself at the Keflavik airport, practically swallowed in layers of clothing. At least two sweaters were draped on his shoulders and tied around his neck.

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