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Tuesday
Dec182012

Hoping to Avoid Baggage Fees, Flyer Wears 70 Pieces of Clothing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A budget-minded passenger in China was willing to put a little sweat equity into saving some money on airline baggage fees on a recent flight to Kenya.

According to Guangzhou Daily, when the unidentified man discovered his luggage was over the weight limit and would incur a fee at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, he emptied his bags and put on 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans before trying to board his plane looking "like a sumo wrestler."

Unfortunately for the flyer -- and those behind him in line at the security area -- he was forced to strip down when a metal detector found a phone charger and other metal objects in his multiple pockets.

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