Adriana Ocampo was travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide with a friend when she discovered that her suitcase was overweight. In an attempt to avoid a A$65 fine, she decided to wear the extra clothes in her suitcase.
"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 South West News Service.
Despite wearing over 5.5 kilograms of extra clothing, Adriana’s suitcase was still overweight and she was made to pay the fine. Additionally, she had to wear her extra layers of clothing for the entirety of her flight.
"As well as layers of jackets and jumpers, I had baggy trousers on and I was stuffing t-shirts and my iPad in them. I had about six layers on and stuff in my pockets.”
Adriana explains that the reason her suitcase was overweight was that she had originally travelled to Melbourne on a bus, meaning her bag did not need to be weighed.
A spokesperson from the airline commented, "While we certainly see the funny side, we have limits to carry-on to make it fair for everyone. Keeping track of how much baggage passengers bring onboard means everyone has room for their belongings and we're meeting our safety requirements."