Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser

BoredPanda Add post form topAdd Post
Tooltip close

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

“Stop Letting Social Media Give You Tips”: Passenger’s Attempt To Get Clothes On Plane Backfires
45

“Everyone Can See It’s Not A Pillow”: Passenger’s Social Media Airport Hack Completely Backfires

ADVERTISEMENT

Trying to fit your belongings into your carry-on bag can sometimes be stressful, especially if you’ve packed bulky items or got a little carried away at the store during your trip. To avoid tense situations at the airport, many travelers wear multiple layers of clothing or take full advantage of their suitcase‘s expandable pockets.

Highlights
  • A man was caught using a viral travel hack to sneak extra clothes onto a plane.
  • The passenger tried to avoid extra luggage fees by stuffing clothes inside a pillowcase.
  • The incident ended with the man being escorted out by the police and missing his flight.

Recently, a man was caught in an attempt to get around rules for carry-on bags by stuffing his clothes inside a pillowcase, a hack that was reportedly popular on social media.

Another passenger, who witnessed the incident and shared it on TikTok, advised in a voiceover, “Stop letting social media give you tips and tricks because sometimes it’s not gonna work.”

Image credits: Pexels/Niklas Jeromin

“This dude was trying to take in a pillowcase full of clothing and other items, which he is stating was simply just a pillowcase, and the dude was like, ‘Bro, everybody can see it’s not a freaking pillow, like come on,'” user @natashaorganic described in a video posted on Wednesday (June 5).

Natasha explained that, after airport staff exposed his trick, the man was given the option to pay for his extra piece of luggage.

The incident resulted in the passenger getting escorted out by the police

Image credits: natashaorganic

“He went all the way up until they closed the doors to be like, ‘Okay, I’ll pay for it now,’ and then he tried to bogart his way into the plane.

ADVERTISEMENT

“They were like, ‘Bro, back away, we gave you a chance, and you didn’t pay for it,’ and they ended up calling the cops on him.

“And he ended up getting escorted out, so stop listening to the Internet.”

The clip shows the traveler arguing with different airport staff members before the Orlando police arrived. 

The man had stuffed his clothes inside a pillowcase, claiming it didn’t count as extra luggage

Image credits: natashaorganic

Image credits: natashaorganic

In the comments, Natasha explained that the man wasn’t allowed to board the flight because the plane doors had already been closed by the time he offered to pay.

Social media users were quite surprised by the man’s audacity, writing, “One place I’m not going to act foolish is the airport.”

“I don’t have the energy to play games. I’ll just pay to check my bag or pay for a carry-on when I do my check-in online,” a separate person said.

Watch the incident unfold below:

@natashaorganic Stop listening to the internet #airline #travelhacks #pillow #frontier #mco #orlando ♬ original sound – natashaorganic

“One place I’m not going to act foolish is the airport,” wrote a social media user in response to the video

ADVERTISEMENT

Image credits: Eliya and Yevgenya

A third commenter added, “Not being scared of being put on the no flight list is CRAZY.”

“I guess that will cost him more than the 40 bucks to check in a bag,” suggested someone else.

“Do y’all know employees at the airport have TikTok?!!!??? They see the same videos,” another person pointed out.

People agreed that the pillow hack wasn’t a bright idea

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Share on Facebook
Marina Urman

Marina Urman

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Read more »

Marina is a journalist at Bored Panda. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she holds a Bachelor of Social Science. In her spare time, you can find her baking sweet treats, reading, or binge-watching a docuseries on Netflix. Her main areas of interest are pop culture, literature, and education.

Read less »
Marina Urman

Marina Urman

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Marina is a journalist at Bored Panda. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she holds a Bachelor of Social Science. In her spare time, you can find her baking sweet treats, reading, or binge-watching a docuseries on Netflix. Her main areas of interest are pop culture, literature, and education.

Ugnė Lazauskaitė

Ugnė Lazauskaitė

Author, BoredPanda staff

Read more »

I am employed as a Visual Editor in the news team. I make sure you have the best pictures near the most interesting text. In general all day I am looking at all you favourite celebrities facies and I am geting payed for it!

Read less »

Ugnė Lazauskaitė

Ugnė Lazauskaitė

Author, BoredPanda staff

I am employed as a Visual Editor in the news team. I make sure you have the best pictures near the most interesting text. In general all day I am looking at all you favourite celebrities facies and I am geting payed for it!

What do you think?
Add photo comments
POST
teepussi avatar
zora24_1 avatar
Trillian
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this a US thing again? Like I have never seen people bring pillows on flights before?

Load More Replies...
fatharry4 avatar
Fat Harry (Oi / You)
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the second BP post in two days where the screenshots have been in reverse order.

lblsj65 avatar
Liz-ard
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people gets crazy caught with lies and scams in public and they go stupid overdrive. 🙄

teepussi avatar
zora24_1 avatar
Trillian
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this a US thing again? Like I have never seen people bring pillows on flights before?

Load More Replies...
fatharry4 avatar
Fat Harry (Oi / You)
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the second BP post in two days where the screenshots have been in reverse order.

lblsj65 avatar
Liz-ard
Community Member
1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people gets crazy caught with lies and scams in public and they go stupid overdrive. 🙄

You May Like
Related on Bored Panda
Related on Bored Panda
Trending on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda