BA passenger wearing 10 shirts, eight pairs of pants arrested
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Jan 18, 2018,
Jan 18, 2018, 4:23
Hawaii claimed that he was denied a boarding pass at the British Airways desk for his flight after he put on all the clothes that are wouldn't fit in his checked luggage.
Reports say he was denied entry to the plane and was later arrested for causing a disruption.
One British Airways passenger tried to skirt all the fees in a unique way: he chose to wear all his clothes on board rather than putting them in a bag, The Washington Post reports. "The BA staff told me "Yes" after a bit of a back and forth and me refusing to leave the desk because I weren't given a valid reason to leave".
British Airways told the Iceland Monitor that Williams was denied boarding not because of the amount of clothing he was wearing but instead because he was rude to the gate agents.
Williams also tweeted: "Being held at Iceland Keflavik airport because I had no baggage put all the clothes on and they still won't let me on".
He was prevented from getting on his British Airways flight and was then arrested by police.
The following day Williams was turned away from an easyJet flight based on his behavior the previous day.
Although he was not aboard the flight, Williams said his belongings were flown to England. He included a video of himself asking why he could not board and a staff member saying: "Do we need to call the police?"
Williams was eventually able to make it home on a Norwegian Airlines flight but is focused on directing attention on British Airways and EasyJet, threatening a lawsuit against the latter. "Our hand baggage only fares from Iceland are as low as £47 each way, and are designed for customers who are traveling without any hold baggage".
In the tweets, Ryan, who claims to be an artist/designer, explains that he arrived at the airport in Iceland with no luggage on his booking. "We explained our policy to our customer and arranged an alternative flight".