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Student passes out on Easyjet flight after wearing 12 layers of clothing to beat baggage charge

10th July 2015

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One student has taken fights with officious airline staff to the next level – with pretty ridiculous consequences.
19-year-old James McElvar, of boy band Rewind – ironically, something he can’t do now that his foolish antics are all over the press – was so determined to win his fight with easyjet that instead of checking in his extra bag he decided to wear all his clothes.
According to the Mirror, this meant donning 12 layers of clothing - four jumpers, six t-shirts, three pairs of jeans, two jogging bottoms, two jackets and two hats.
Yes, two hats. Like an umpire, but a shit one.
It reminds us of that time in Friends where Joey donned every single one of Chandler’s lovely sweater vests to prove a point. We wonder if Stanstead’s easyjet ground crew were also treated to any ill-advised lunging...
Unfortunately things didn’t exactly go swimmingly for James, who found that loading himself with the entire contents of a rucksack in the middle of summer isn’t overly advisable.
In fact, it resulted in him throwing up and then passing out during his flight from Glasgow to Gatwick.
James said: “It felt just like I was having a heart attack. I was so hot I felt I would pass out as soon as I boarded.”
Stayed in the jumper mountain though, didn’t he?
Apparently, he also told The Sun that he thought he was “a goner.”
He was assisted by staff when he passed out on board. Tactfully, easyjet let everyone know that their “crew assisted him when he became unwell."
All that to avoid a £45 baggage charge.
Hilariously, we’ve actually interviewed James as part of Rewind.
In the interview, which you can see here,  the band discuss their love for Justin Bieber and we label them “a Scottish One Direction”. Yes, honestly. 

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