Well, it’s certainly creative, but how did he think he was going to get away with it? A man tries to outsmart the airlines and fails miserably.
A man tries to avoid paying airline luggage fee, and with a blink of the eye, he got kicked off the flight.
Seriously, if you can’t afford a luggage fee, maybe you should ship some of your clothing to where you’re going, or perhaps not take so much in the first place.
Recently a man, Ryan Carny Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was refused a boarding pass after he proceeded to put on all the clothes that wouldn’t fit into his overhead bag. 10 layers of clothing to be exact. When told he could not board like that, the stories from British Airlines and Mr. Hawaii contrast.
According to Mr. Hawaii, he was racially profiled by not being allowed to board.
So the next day, he went to a different airline, but after having heard the story from British Airlines of what happened, they too refused to board Mr. Hawaii. And again, he claimed it was about his race.
British Airways totally denied it had anything to do with race. They said the incident was caused by Mr. Hawaii’s threatening and abusive behavior. That’s what caused the refusal, to begin with.
A spokesman for the airline said, “We do not tolerate such behavior from any customer and will always take the appropriate actions.”
Mr. Hawaii was issued a full refund but says he intends to file a lawsuit against both airlines.
So what do you think? I believe any airline can refuse a passenger to board for many reasons. But if I were on the same plane as he was going to board, after I had witnessed his behavior, I don’t think I’d want to travel in the same plane with him.
He says he recorded what happened. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see what a judge decides. But two airline refusals in two days tells me just about all I need to know.
Personally, I don’t care one bit what race you are. If you misbehave, you suffer the consequences of such behavior.