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Man wears 10 layers of clothes to avoid luggage charges

The British man was refused boarding by two airlines.

A plucky passenger intending to travel to London from Iceland has been turned away for wearing 10 layers of clothes to avoid paying luggage charges.

Ryan Hawaii was refused boarding at Iceland’s Keflavik airport by British Airways when he put on eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts that wouldn’t fit in his checked luggage.

He returned to the airport the next day and was also refused boarding by EasyJet.

Annoyed at the incident, Mr Hawaii posted on his Twitter account asking British Airways why they wouldn’t let him on the flight.

A spokeswoman for the flight denied Mr Hawaii’s suggestion that he was refused boarding based on his race.

“The decision to deny boarding was absolutely not based on race. We do not tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour from any customer, and will always take the appropriate action.”

Mr Hawaii eventually made it to London on a flight with a Norwegian airline.

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