Two Aussie teens have paid the price for their cunning attempt to dodge overweight baggage fees while flying home after a girls’ weekend away.
University student Adriana Ocampo and her friend Emily Altamura, both 19, were flying with Jetstar from Melbourne to Adelaide when they realised their carry-on luggage weighed almost twice the airline’s 7kg per bag limit.
Footage of the hilarious ordeal shows the women opening their suitcases in the airport terminal and putting on as many layers of clothing as possible to avoid the $65 fee.
‘Little did we know what was coming for us,’ the video is captioned.
The two women were in hysterics as they filmed their extreme measures to get their suitcases under the weight limit.
Ms Ocampo piled on an impressive 15 garments – most of her suitcase contents.
It included an iPad stuffed in her pant pockets, leaving the pair in stitches while attracting strange looks from other travellers.
Adelaide teens Emily Altamura (left) and Adriana Ocampo (right) were heading home after a girls’ weekend away in Melbourne
But their efforts were to no avail as the pair conceded defeat.
Ms Ocampo’s suitcase was still over the limit after putting on 5.5kg of layers.
The video ends with Ms Ocampo sweating on the plane during the 80-minute flight home while appearing to look like Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
‘We ended up paying the the fine,’ the final caption read.
The women also revealed their flight had earlier been cancelled, adding to the nightmare travel ordeal.
Ms Ocampo admitted she knew her bag was over the weight limit prior to arriving at the airport.
‘We thought the only way we can take the weight off our bags is if we put it on ourselves so we started putting on our jackets and coats but we were still over the limit,’ she told UK media.
‘I looked like a bear. I’m small and petite and I looked the complete opposite. It reminded me of the boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’
‘I only had a couple of things left in my luggage like two pairs of shoes, a bag, a pair of jeans and a a couple of socks. We went over again and were the only people at the gate.’
University student Adriana Ocampo went to extreme lengths but felt like Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The pair saw the funny side of the ordeal, despite being each out of pocket.
‘Everyone in line was staring at us and laughing at us, it was kind of embarrassing. People were annoyed that we were holding the plane up,’ Ms Ocampo recalled.
The airline also saw the funny side of the incident while stressing an emphasis on safety requirements.
‘While we certainly see the funny side, we have limits to carry-on to make it fair for everyone,’ an airline spokeswoman said.
‘Keeping track of how much baggage passengers bring onboard means everyone has room for their belongings and we’re meeting our safety requirements.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Jetstar for further comment.
Friend Emily (pictured) also failed in her efforts to avoid paying the $65 excess baggage fee
The video has divided the internet since going viral.
‘Makes no sense since all that weight is still being carried on the plane,’ one viewer commented.
Others shared their own sneaky tactics to dodge the fee.
‘I fly Jetstar a lot and I never not stress over this. I always hide my 2kg laptop under a jacket on the floor when they come around to weigh,’ one woman commented.
Another viewer added: ‘Trick is to go over one by one, take a heap of stuff out of the bag, leave it with yr friend, go get weighed & get the tag, then just put it all back in!’
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