Ryanair Passenger Dodges New Charges With The Most Genius Idea
A Ryanair passenger has come up with a genius way to avoid the airline's new rules on hand luggage.
Lee Cimino, 30, managed to cram 10 kilograms of possessions into his jacket by sewing them all to the lining of the coat.
Ryanair passengers now have to pay for any luggage whether it is placed in the hold or taken onto the plane as cabin luggage.
Before the new rule, if you didn't pay for priority boarding, Ryanair would let you take a 10kg wheelie bag through security and into the hold for free - but not onto the plane.
However, under the new rules passengers have to pay a fee for it to be put into the hold or pay for priority boarding to take hand luggage on the plane.
However, Lee decided to spend £25 at a tailors to get his trainers, underwear, a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, a jumper, a towel and all of his liquids stitched inside his coat, ready for his flight to Belfast last weekend.
It meant he didn't need to spend the £8 to £10 charge brought in by the airline last week as part of its new restrictions on carry-on baggage.
Lee, from Leek, has decided that he will be using the custom jacket when he flies to other destinations to avoid the controversial charge.
He said: "With my work I can afford the luxury of getting away for the odd break here and there so I use Ryanair quite a lot.
"I've always been aware of their baggage rules and when the new restrictions came in I simply thought of a way around it.
"I know its not breaking any rules but I knew it would be quite a task, so I enlisted the help of a tailors in Tunstall called Sew Wot and they sorted me out.
"I spent about £25 to £30 just to save a £10 charge. But in the long run it should work out as a sensible money-saving move.
"Its pretty comfy when its on and nobody batted an eyelid at security. I just took the jacket off when I went through the scanners and I was away.
"I probably could have fitted a bit more in but I just took what was needed for my break away.
"I have a skiing trip coming up soon, so it will be handy for that as well. Usually I cram my clothes in my snowboard bag as they charge extra for that too.
"This way, I've got everything I need on me at all times. Although I'll probably need more than just a pair of shorts.
"Its quite snug but perfectly comfortable and nobody made a single comment, so it can't be that noticeable either.
"Its getting good use from a coat I bought a while ago for about £80 but have never really worn.
"I wasn't trying to make a scene at all, I just wanted to see if you could get onto a Ryanair plane while carrying everything you needed for a short trip away."
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