British Airways passenger arrested after wearing too many clothes in order to avoid paying for extra luggageBy Mason White 4:09 AM January 16, 2018
A man who wanted to avoid paying extra for overweight luggage decided to wear many layers of clothes.
However, this move backfired when the man was not allowed to board a British Airways flight and was arrested when he questioned staff members and recorded the encounter.
Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii on Twitter, said that he was traveling from Iceland to his home in London, England.
He was at the Keflavik International Airport dressed in eight pairs of pants and ten shirts.
He was allowed to check in his luggage but he was soon told that he was not allowed to fly due to the excessive amount of clothes.
Ryan posted videos of the incident to Twitter. He slammed the airline for “racial profiling.”
Airline employees asked him to stop recording before calling security. Williams was arrested after being rude to staff members.
Williams said that he was polite during the incident. After giving police his side of the story, Williams was allowed to walk free.
Williams then booked a flight with EasyJet for the next day but things didn’t go well for him.
He went through check-in and security without incident but once he arrived at the flight gate, Williams was told that he wasn’t allowed to board because of the incident that took place the previous day.
“And AGAIN! Refused from 2 flights in 2 days for no valid reason. EasyJet and British Airways thanks guys wonderful service,” Williams wrote on Twitter.
Both airlines refunded him the money for his tickets.
Williams finally made it home on a Norwegian airline.