Surely some of us have been guilty of it at some point: lining up for a flight with an unnecessary coat and hat on to avoid tipping our carry on luggage over the weight limit.

It always seems a bit cheeky, but no one will worry about it right?


Well, one man didn’t get away with it quite so easily. Perhaps it was due to the fact he attempted to board his British Airways flight from Keflavik Iceland to London wearing an extra 10 layers of clothes.

Ryan Carney Williams took to Twitter in a rage last week after he was turned away from his flight.

British Airways has said that his rejection from the flight was not due to his sneaky baggage avoidance tactics, but rather because he was aggressive with the gate agents. This eventually led to him being pepper sprayed and removed from the airport by security.

“Being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won’t let me on. Racial profiling?”

Ryan Carney Williams  

To add salt to the wound, the following day he was turned away from an easyJet flight based on his reported bad behavior the previous day.


Williams eventually made it home on a third unnamed airline, creatively dressed, no doubt.

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