Man passes out on flight after wearing 12 layers of clothes to avoid excess baggage fee

Man passes out on flight after wearing 12 layers of clothes to avoid excess baggage fee
Published: 2015 July 11 11:57:35 (10730 Views)
A 19-year-old man, a member of Scottish boy band Rewind, thought he was getting one over on EasyJet when he wore  12 layers of clothes to avoid excess baggage fee.

Unfortunately all James McElvar got was heat exhaustion.

It all started when the band tried to board an EasyJet flight from Stansted to Glasgow.

While the rest of the band breezed through, James was told he had too much luggage.

At this point he had three options: pay £45, throw his clothes away or put them all on.

Putting them all on seemed like the best option for him, and that's exactly what he did.

He put on six t-shirts, four jumpers, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of jogging bottoms, two jackets and two hats.

Talking to MailOnline, James explained: 'It was impossible to walk, I could barely get on the plane.'

As soon as he got on the plane, he tried to remove some of his excess layers but  was told he wasn't allowed to do this until the plane was in the air.

At this point, things started to go seriously down hill.



By the time James started removing his clothes, his temperature was already seriously elevated.

At this point he complained to his manager about the fact he was feeling really quite unwell, and he in turn informed the cabin crew.

The cabin crew decided the best course of action was to move James to an empty row at the back of the plane.

Unfortunately there were no sick bags on board, so instead they provided him with a clear plastic bin bag.

James started to be violently sick everywhere BUT in to the clear plastic bin bag.

With the back row now spattered in vomit, the crew moved James to a seat in the centre of the plane, where he proceeded to pass out in the aisle.

Thankfully there was a paramedic on board, who put James in the recovery position and looked after him for the remainder of the flight.

James commented: 'It was a nightmare. I passed out twice and was taken off the plane at Glasgow Airport to a waiting ambulance.'

He went on: 'I knew something was wrong early on as I just couldn't breathe properly. I thought I was having a heart attack.'

An EasyJet spokesperson said: 'In this instance the passenger had two items of cabin baggage which he could not combine into the allocated bag allowance and as such he was asked to either combine his baggage into one bag or pay £45 to check the bag into the hold.

They went on: 'During the flight Mr McElvar became unwell and our crew on board assisted him. We wish him a speedy recovery.'



Source - Metro

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