At one point or another in our lives we have all struggled with one particular problem when it comes to plane travel: luggage allowance.
Low-cost airlines sometimes have unbelievable offers and you just cannot resist the temptation of getting that 10 € trip. So you book the tickets, but then the moment comes when you need to start getting ready for your trip and a sudden realisation takes over: where am I going to fit everything I want to take with me?
It should be no surprise that, more often than not, low-cost airlines compensate the cheapness of the plane-tickets with a multitude of extra charges. You are usually allowed to have a small carry-on, sometimes even smaller than a backpack and have to pay for anything else. These practices have become subject of ridicule on the internet, even former Emirates flight attendant, Jeenie Kwon, mocks the extra charges.
People have been trying to get around those extra charges through any means they can think of and their ingenuity is nothing less than impressive. Passengers come up with all sorts of tricks and hacks just so they can take that extra T-shirt or jacket with them.
Some choose a ‘wear all you can technique’ and put as many layers as possible on them until they get through security.
Suitcase was over the weight limit in the airport so ma Da whipped oot aboot 15 shirts n wacked every one a them on to make the weight🤣🤣🤣😂😂cunt wis sweatin pic.twitter.com/7h7FBgrt03— Josh Irvine (@joshirvine7) July 6, 2019
But this might prove just a tad uncomfortable.
A recent TikTok video that went viral shows the easiest way to bypass the luggage fees. The woman, using the anayotothe username, shows her followers how she manages to take all the clothes she wants to an upcoming trip to Las Vegas, without having to pay for a carry-on.
She shows what looks like a regular neck pillow, but she turns it over, opens the zipper and takes all the stuffing out. From this point, you have probably guessed what comes next. She crams all the extra clothes that did not fit in the backpack in the now empty neck pillow and it is surprisingly spacey.
Other people in the comments confirmed the trick works and admit having been using it for a long time, even with regular pillowcases, not necessarily neck pillows: “You can use a regular pillow that you use on your bed too. Been doing this for years, never had an issue!”