Woman faked pregnancy to avoid baggage fees
Some people wear few layers of clothes to avoid paying for an excess baggage fees but, travel journalist Rebecca Andrews step this game up to the next level.
Andrews was taking domestic Australian flight with Jetstar and was trying to avoid paying $60 for excess baggage, however she failed. She faked pregnancy and made fake baby bump out of clothes and charging cables. Andrews tells CNN Travel: “I have a small frame and decided pretending to be preggo was the most believable route to a successful hack.”
It was the laptop that exposed her. An air steward noticed it when Rebecca dropped her ticket and bent over to pick it up.That’s when the shape of her laptop became apparent.
It was not first time when she faked pregnancy. Andrews tells CNN Travel she’s “double- and triple-layered clothes many times and have definitely done a fake pregnancy here and there.” It was her first time trying to sneak a laptop that way. “I think a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body, including faking a pregnancy made out of laptop wires” she says.
She only regrets not having a back-up story in case she got busted.
“Was I embarrassed? Not at all,” Andrews told CNN Travel.
Rebecca provided a tutorial of how she faked her pregnancy using the heaviest items.
You can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4Bu0hUHzrK/
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