Man wears 8 pairs of pants, 10 shirts; gets arrested

Jan 18, 2018, 04:19
Man wears 8 pairs of pants, 10 shirts; gets arrested

London resident Ryan Williams, AKA Ryan Hawaii, posted videos to his Twitter account in which he claimed he was denied access to a British Airways flight departing Keflavik Airport on 10 January after taking multiple items of clothing from his luggage - including eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts - and wearing them in an effort to avoid baggage fees. "Racial profiling?", he tweeted.

Sadly for Mr Hawaii the ordeal did not end there after he was turned away from a second flight with EasyJet the following day.

One British Airways passenger tried to skirt all the fees in a unique way: he chose to wear all his clothes on board rather than putting them in a bag, The Washington Post reports.

Ryan also claimed he was "arrested and maced" during the 11 January incident.

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An airline staffer responds: "Do we need to call the police?"

He tweeted: '@British_Airways hi being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on.

Although he was not aboard the flight, Williams said his belongings were flown to England.

According to authorities, he managed to put on eight pairs of jeans and ten shirts - not once, but TWICE over two days.

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They said: 'The decision to deny boarding was absolutely not based on race. A spokesman said that the airline arranged an alternative flight to London for Williams.

They told Metro: "We give our customers a wide range of fares to choose from to meet their needs".

"The Captain and the ground crew were concerned about reports from the previous day so we provided a refund and he traveled with another airline", easyJet spokeswoman Ruth Bishop told The Washington Post in an email.

He explained the full story on Twitter earlier today: "Arrived to airport in Iceland with no luggage on my booking".

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