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Holidaymaker wears all clothes to avoid luggage costs

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Holidaymaker wears all clothes to avoid luggage costs

A holidaymaker wore a week's worth of clothes to avoid baggage fees.

Matt Botten, 32, dodged paying £46 for baggage by layering "everything" in his hand luggage - which exceeded the maximum allowance - that he had packed for his weeks stay in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik on Saturday (26.03.16).

Matt took to social media to declare his penny-pinching travelling tips.

He wrote on Facebook: "We're going to Iceland baby! And how to do it in a financially frugal manner, without having to stump up forty five bloody quid for a hold bag? Simply by wearing everything I own.

"The massively padded, multi-layered, vest-wearing get-up may have necessitated an extra thirty minutes of questions at security, but at £45 a bag, I've effectively just worked a half hour shift at £90 an hour.

"Winning the game."

He added: "You'd probably think it would be massively difficult to get all this on - and you'd be entirely correct."

At the check in Matt was informed of the weight restrictions, which saw him spend one hour in the North Terminal Wetherspoon's adding six top layers, four bottom layers, three pairs of socks and two pairs of shoes to his ensemble - one pair propped inside is pockets - which led to security questioning him for an additional 30 minutes.

Matt explained: "Security generally wanted to know why I would think that was a normal thing to do, and enquired about my temperature."

However, Matt was finally relieved of his excess weight when he boarded the flight and stripped off the extra layers.