‘I felt like the Michelin man’: Furious passenger is forced to wear nearly ALL of his clothes from his luggage after Jetstar staff said his bags were overweight
- Raymond and Lori Williams travelling to Wellington were checking in luggage
- The pair were told their bags were too heavy and to take some clothes out
- Mr Williams then work nearly all his clothes to ensure the bag was light enough
- Flight attendant argued he wasn’t allowed to do that but he said he was ‘cold’
A furious passenger who was told his luggage was overweight has put on nearly all clothes after staff refused to let him board the plane.
Raymond Williams and his wife Lori were checking in their luggage at the Jetstar terminal when they were told Lori’s carry-on bag was too heavy.
The pair, who were travelling to Wellington for a family reunion, were told by staff to place the extra items into Mr Williams’ bag, however, that was already over the limit.
Raymond Williams and his wife Lori were checking in their luggage at the Jetstar terminal when they were told Lori’s carry-on bag was too heavy (stock)
He argued his case stating that if he were to move clothing from one bag to another, then it would still weigh the same .
Mr Williams then decided to wear some of his clothing so the bag would weigh less, but the flight attendant told him that he ‘couldn’t do that’.
‘Why not? I’m cold. And that lady over there has a big jacket on, so why can’t I?’ he asked the flight attendant, the NZ Herald reported.
The flight attendant pointed out that he was wearing two jackets to which he responded that there were others who were also wearing jackets.
He also asked if the attendant was going to count the layers of clothing for every passenger that was going to board the flight.
‘If you can put the clothes on, what difference does it make if you’re wearing them or they’re in your suitcase?’ he said.
The pair, who were travelling to Wellington for a family reunion, were told by staff to place the extra items into Mr Williams’ bag, however, that was already over the limit (stock)
‘I had two pairs of tracksuit pants on under my jeans, one jacket and a couple of big jackets on top,’ Williams said.
‘I felt like the Michelin Man.’
Mr Williams did not hold any hard feelings towards the flight attendant and said they would be better prepared for any future flights.
A Jetstar spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that they always ensure customers comply with the weight and size allowance offered by the airline.
‘We know customers like the convenience of bringing baggage into the aircraft with them,’ he said.
‘To ensure passengers receive their fair share of cabin space our airport teams monitor carry-on baggage to ensure customers are complying with the weight and size allowance.
‘Customers can purchase an additional 3kg of carry-on baggage at the time of booking, increasing the standard weight limit from 7kg to 10kg.’