Passenger wears all her clothes to avoid baggage fee

A man wearing a whole lot of clothes.
Joey Tribbiani. Photo credit: NBC/Friends

A UK woman wore nearly 4kg of clothing onto her flight to avoid a €75 (NZ$126) excess baggage fee.

Natalie Wynn, 30, was stung with the charge while boarding a flight via airline Thomas Cook to an all-inclusive trip in the Canary Islands, The Sun reports.

Her case was 9.4kg, well over the limit of 6kg.

She wasn't going to pay for it though, explaining she didn't bring any money for the trip because her expenses had been paid already. So instead she got creative.

"I put on four dresses, two pairs of shorts, I tied a dress around my neck, put a skirt on, I shoved two dresses down the dresses I had on, and two pairs of shoes as well, and a cardigan," she said.

"It definitely worked. Normally I check the weight of the baggage but I did the online check in for me and my friend, but we got to the counter and they just stopped me."

Wynn said she was allowed to take all of her excess clothing off once she got on the plane, and she managed to repack it all.

The airline wasn't bothered, praising Wynn for her quick thinking under pressure.

"Natalie's ingenuity here is noted," a spokesperson told The Sun.

"The good news for Natalie and the rest of our customers, is that later this month we are increasing our hand baggage allowance to 8kg.

"This will hopefully help her travel a little less like Joey from Friends next time."

Friends' Joey Tribbiani, portrayed by Matt LeBlanc, wore all his roommate Chandler's clothes at once in an attempt to bother his friend in a 1996 episode of the hit comedy.