It sucks flying these days. Gotta get to the airport hours before your flight. Long lines. Old ass planes with sub-par service. Germs. Not to mention those baggage fees. One man decided to take a stand. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well for him.
A UK-based designer named Ryan Hawaii didn’t have the money for his overweight airline baggage fees so he decided to take some weight out of his bags by putting on 10 shirts and 8 pairs of pants. While hilarious, British Airways wasn't havin' it...
British Airways denied him a boarding pass at Keflavik Airport in Iceland to two flights and they turned him away for his stunt. Unfortunately for British Airways, Ryan caught the entire ordeal on video which he’s shared on Twitter. The story has since been picked up by VICE and other outlets and it’s already turning into a major headache for British Airways.
Disappointing. pic.twitter.com/7f8UFi9jb4— Ryan Hawaii (@RYAN_HAWAII) January 10, 2018
According to the Telegraph, a spokesman for British Airways said the incident had nothing to do with race (alleged above in Ryan’s tweets). They said the airline has a zero-tolerance policy for ‘threatening or abusive behavior’ and that’s why he wasn’t allowed to board the flights.
Ryan was later reimbursed for his cancelled plane tickets, after previously being denied reimbursement from British Airways.
Reminds me of that episode of Friends...