Worst passenger ever? Woman's bizarre stunt to avoid extra baggage fees splits internet
Tiktok user Taylor Watson, known for her prank videos, shared the video with the caption, “Imagine going through security after.” The seemingly scripted clip was filmed earlier this week at the Southwest Airlines check-in counter at an unidentified airport. The clip that shows the prankster in a hilarious mascot costume has so far garnered more than 3.3 million views and thousands of comments.
In the video, the airport staff tells Watson she has to pay extra as her baggage is over the weight limit. Seemingly struck by a brilliant idea, she then starts taking out mascot costumes from her luggage. She first pulls out a huge yellow chicken costume and wears it right at the check-in counter. Unfortunately, her pink bag was still overweight. But Watson wasn't prepared to admit defeat.
She then pulled out a gorilla suit and wore it over her chicken costume. But by this time, other passengers present seemed irked by the impromptu fashion show. Watson, however, kept pulling out outfits, which included an avocado suit, three beanie hats, a red mini dress, and a large scarf.
The ingenious TikToker finally used her feet to cheekily nudge the suitcase up a little when the staff wasn't paying attention. This trick brought her luggage under the limit. As the woman leaves with her huge outfit, the woman behind her shakes her head.
The video sparked a wave of outrage on social media as one user said, “I would be so annoyed ppl testing your temper at work.” “Reason why there are 5 hours of the queue,” chimed in another.
However, some users hailed Watson's ingenuity. "That's the kind of girl I would marry," a comment read. A second wrote, "She is a legend what an awesome woman." Another asked, "I’m wondering where she’s travelling to that she needs these outfits."
However, most seemed to see it for what it appeared to be - a clever skit. One person said, "The fact that they managed to stage this at a busy check-in counter is remarkable." Another concurred, "You can see it's a skit. That luggage is empty."