TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in the Philippines has come up with a clever way to outsmart the weight limit imposed on her carry-on bag — wearing the extra weight on her body.
On her Facebook page on Oct. 2, Filipina traveler Gel Rodriguez wrote that airline staff at the check-in counter had rejected her carry-on bag because it weighed 9 kilograms (kg), 2 kg over the 7-kg limit. Her solution: wear several layers of clothing from the suitcase on her body instead.
Rodriguez posed for a photo, triumphantly displaying the numerous layers she had piled on, and wrote that she had managed to bring the weight of the bag down to 6.5 kg. She then posted the hashtag, "#ExcessBaggageChallengeAccepted."
The post has since garnered 31,000 likes, 1,000 comments, and 19,000 shares on Facebook.