AN easyJet passenger found out the hard way what happens if you try and cheat the cabin bag restrictions.
A video circulating social media captured the moment a man tried to show his suitcase fit the restrictions – only for it to get stuck.
The video posted on Reddit was captioned: "WCGW [what could go wrong] if you try to cheat with the baggage size."
The passenger in the video was being questioned by easyJet to make his suitcase fit into the baggage holder.
To make it fit, the man then sat on it to get it into the sizer but due to the force he put into it, the suitcase then got stuck.
The desperate passenger was forced to flip the sizer on its side to try and get it out, only for it to remain wedged inside.
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Staff were then called over to try and remove the suitcase – and the video ends without it being freed.
Some people loved the man's valiant efforts – one person wrote: "Thats no cheating, it did fit after all."
Someone else agreed: "To be fair, airlines are f****** atricious when it comes to baggage sizes, so they deserve to get cheated."
However lots of people weren't on his side, with some saying: "Just bring a backpack on board why tf do you need an entire god damn suitcase."
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And a flight attendant chimed in, saying: "If I compare the amount of hand luggage being brought on board now and 14 years ago I am wondering if I work in passenger transport or for a cargo airline."
The easyJet hand luggage rules changed in recent years, with the low-cost airline scrapping their free hand luggage last year.
Instead, easyJet passengers have to pay for a Flexi Fare to get free hand luggage, or pay for their luggage.
The easyJet website currently states: "Everyone can bring one small cabin bag per person on board for free.
"It can be a maximum size of 45 x 36 x 20 cm (including any handles or wheels) and needs to fit under the seat in front of you.
"If you’d also like to bring a large cabin bag on board (max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including any handles or wheels), you have the option to:
- select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat or
- NEW: book a large cabin bag for your flight
"If you’re an easyJet Plus cardholder or customer who has booked a FLEXI fare, you can also bring a large cabin bag on board (in addition to your small cabin bag) as part of your membership or fare benefits."
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